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WYSO Evening News Update: Russia bans Ohio politicians; Protection for workers on strike

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Andy Chow of The State House News Bureau reports that none of Ohio's current statewide officials are on the list of politicians banned from entering Russia.

Here is your WYSO Evening News Update for May 27, 2022 with Jerry Kenney:

  • Legislation to Protect Striking Workers
    (WYSO) — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is among the lawmakers who introduced the “Locked out Workers’ Healthcare Protection Act” this week. The bill would penalize employers if they terminate their workers’ health insurance during a strike. Brown says the goal is to keep corporations from using health coverage as a coercive tactic.
  • Russian Government Bans Ohio Officials
    (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Russian government released a list of U.S. officials who are banned from entering the country. The most recent version includes senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and former governor John Kasich. These additions mean Ohio’s entire congressional delegation is now on the list. It bans over 900 Americans including Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, Vice President Harris, and President Biden. Former President Donald Trump is not currently on the list.
  • Arming teachers
    (WYSO) — The recent massacres in Buffalo and Uvalde have sparked familiar discussion on how to stop mass shootings. And in Ohio, proposed legislation would allow more school staff to carry guns. Today volunteers began preparations for the memorial day ceremony at the Dayton National Cemetery. It’s the first year the event is back after a two year hiatus during the pandemic.
Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.
Desmond Winton-Finklea, an avid listener to NPR, is WYSO’s Marketing & Social Media Manager. He oversees marketing and communications for 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.