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Jerry Kenney

Host, All Things Considered and Producer, WYSO Weekend

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend in the late 1980s and soon became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and in February of 1992 was asked if he would be a sub-host for Sunday evening, ambient music program Alpha Rhythms. Jerry filled in that week and then served as AR host for the next 18 years. 

In 2007, Jerry joined the WYSO staff as host of All Things Considered. He soon transitioned into reporting and served as Morning Edition host for five years. He's now back in the afternoons as host of All Things Considered, and also hosts and produces WYSO Weekend, the station's weekly news and arts magazine.

Jerry has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies, and has won several Ohio Associated Press (AP) awards as well as a first place, national award from Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRINDI) for his work. 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.

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Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 9, 2012 including the following stories:

- Confronting the Woods Bully, by Community Voices producer Wally Rehm

- Eco-Artist Basia Irland Visits Dayton, by Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes

- Community Voices producer Kristen Wicker reports on Sew Dayton, downtown Dayton's newest PopUp Shop

More than 200 Delphi salaried employees rallied in Dayton yesterday to fight to have their pensions restored. WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 2, 2012 including the following stories:

- PTSD in Partners of Sex Addicts, by Community Voices producer Judy Whelley

- Remembering Neil Armstrong, by aviation commentator Dan Patterson

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Michael Roediger, executive director of the Dayton Art Institute about the late Dr. Benjamin Schuster.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 26, 2012 including the following stories:

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 19, 2012 including the following stories: 

-Vitruvian Brew Co Opening In Yellow Springs, Community Voices producer Jennifer Carlson

-New Ohio Guide: Neil Armstrong Museum, by Aileen LeBlanc

Jerry Kenney is in for Emily McCord.  In this week's Politics Ohio he speaks with Chris Maloney with the Ohio Romney Campaign about: recent campaign stops for both Mitt Romney and VP pick Paul Ryan, Ryan's addition to the ticket, campaign strategy in the swing state (including pulling in the youth vote), and how the Romney campaign is working to give other Republicans like Josh Mandel (senate candidate) a boost. 

According to the latest Rasmussen poll,  Republican challenger Josh Mandel now runs even with incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney has the details.

 

The telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio shows Mandel and Brown each earning 44% support.  Three percent surveyed favored some other candidate in the contest, and nine percent remain undecided.

In an email to supporters, Sarah Benzing, campaign manager for Friends of Sherrod Brown credited special interest money for Mandel’s rise in the polls.

Last night, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at his alma mater, Miami University in Oxford.  As WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports, Ryan’s status as an alumnus won him a hometown-like reception, but what he had to say also struck a chord with students there. 

In less than an hour, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will speak at his alma mater, Miami University in Oxford.  Ryan graduated from Miami University in 1992. 

Tyler Sinclair with Miami University’s College Republicans says students there are excited to have an alum on the presidential ticket.  He believes even students who voted for President Barack Obama in the last election may swing their votes over to Mitt Romney, but not just because he’s “one of them.”

Yesterday (8-14-12), Elected leaders from Montgomery and Greene Counties joined Congressman Mike Turner for a community forum focusing on the impact that sequestration defense cuts will have on the Dayton region.  They heard testimony from local experts and business leaders about possible affects of the defense cuts, which have a growing number of people worried about their communities. 

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