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WYSO Evening News Update: May 24, 2022

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Allison Shelley, The Verbatim Age
The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages

Your WYSO Evening News Update for May 24, 2022, with Jerry Kenney:

  • Getting rid of the 3rd grade reading guarantee
    (Statehouse News Bureau) — Jo Ingles at The Statehouse News Bureau correspondent reported Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would get rid of one of the educational changes made under former Gov. John Kasich’s (D-OH) administration – the third grade reading guarantee.

  • Collateral sanctions advocacy
    (Statehouse News Bureau) — Andy Chow at The Statehouse News Bureau reported a large group of formerly incarcerated people have been organizing to create an advocacy GROUP that can call for policy changes in their communities and around Ohio.

  • Ohio congressmen receive classified briefings
    (Columbus Dispatch) — Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) received classified briefings at the National Air & Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Tuesday. The congressmen say the intelligence briefings were about adversaries of the United States. They also say they learned about potential threats and how the US and its allies are responding to them. McCarthy says that even though staff at the base can’t say much to the public about the work they do, it’s extremely important. “I can't thank enough the people who actually work here. They can’t come out and talk to you about it. But they are doing the most critical work possible to keep our security and keep us safe for the future, and that's why I like to meet them firsthand and talk to about it," he said. McCarthy, who represents a district in southern California, also criticized President Biden’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He says Biden should have provided weapons to Ukraine sooner.
Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.
Desmond Winton-Finklea, an avid listener to NPR, is WYSO’s Digital Content Editor. He oversees digital communications platforms, including its websites, apps, streams, emails and social media accounts. Desmond has attended Central State University and the International College of Broadcasting. Hired directly out of school, he began working for Dayton-area television stations as a multimedia specialist and an editor of video, audio and digital content. Desmond aims to use his plethora of experience and knowledge to expand WYSO’s digital presence.