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WYSO Weekend: August 25, 2013

Jerry Kenney

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 25, 2013 including the following stories:

- State Report Card Shows Mixed Grades For Miami Valley Schools, by Jerry Kenney

- Roundtable on Infant Mortality Rates to be Held, by Jerry Kenney: Members of the Ohio Senate Committee on Medicaid, Health, and Human Services and other health professionals from around the state met in Cincinnati Thursday to discuss Ohio’s high infant mortality rate. I spoke with State Senator Shannon Jones, who chairs that committee.

- WYSO's Emily McCord and Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles wrap up the week's political news

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Steven Curtis of Fair Tax Ohio about the work the organization is doing to raise awareness of tax issues facing Americans. 

- WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis remembers jazz pianist Marian McPartland who died earlier in the week.  Dave Barber will pay tribute to McPartland on Tuesday, August 27th during Jazz Night, beginning at 8pm

- A preview of a special production of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech.  Hear the Community Voices production We Have a Dream in its entirety on Wednesday, August 28th during Excursions.

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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.