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WYSO Weekend: September 1, 2013

Jerry Kenney

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 1, 2013 including the following stories:

- Dayton Opposes "Stand Your Ground" Bill, by Emily McCord

- WYSO's Lewis Wallace reports on Cedarville's historic connection to Labor Day

- The Cost Of Expanding Medicaid Debated In Dayton, by Emily McCord

- Drive-in Movie Theaters Struggle to Go Digital, by Community Voices producer Lauren Shows: Over the last few years, due to pressure from the film industry, more and more movie theaters have been converting their projection method from 35 millimeter film to digital. While many small and independent theaters have been struggling to adapt, drive-in theaters in particular are at a crucial moment in this nationwide transition. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Dayton's Dixie Twin Drive-In to find out why.

- Jerry Kenney recaps peace and civil rights celebrations in Dayton earlier in the week: On Wednesday in downtown Dayton, several internationally important events centered around ‘peace’ were celebrated. The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It was also the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. 

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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.