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WYSO Weekend: March 16, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • Huber Heights has announced plans to seek an income tax increase on the November ballot. As WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports, the city is predicting budget shortfalls of 2.3 million dollars a year.
  • Politics Ohio with WYSO News Director Emily McCord.
  • Greene County Sheriff's Major Eric Spicer has retained a lawyer to challenge his recent termination. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports, that Spicer was relieved of his duties following an internal investigation related to the July 2013 police standoff with a Yellow Springs resident.
  • Cities across the country have been given a deadline extension to apply for federal money to support manufacturing. Dayton and Cincinnati are filing a joint application for the funds. 
  • Ten federal agencies will distribute $1.3 billion dollars to 12 designated ‘manufacturing communities’ nationwide. Dayton, Cincinnati, Montgomery County and the Dayton Development Coalition are all collaborating on regional application.  The federal program is called "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership.
  • Rediscovered Radio with Jocelyn Robinson. 
  • Under Construction with Lewis Wallace.
  • Bill Felker with Poor Will's Miami Valley Almanack.

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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.