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WYSO WEEKEND: December 15, 2019

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Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

In recent years, research has shown that post-traumatic stress disorder can be helped with expressive writing. Today on Veteran Voices, Marine Corps veteran Chris Bussler of Harveysburg tells his wife, Wendy, about a creative strategy he found to cope with the stress of his multiple deployments. A warning that some listeners may find this story disturbing.

Ohio is home to one of the largest Amish populations in the country. Many of the Amish settlements overlap with rural Appalachian counties – where access to healthcare is hard to come by. Ohio Public Radio’s Paige Pfleger reports on a project that is trying to bring cancer screenings to Amish women.

Across the country, nearly 95,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant. And that list has been growing for years. As Side Effects Public Media’s Natalie Krebs reports, this has pushed some people to try unusual ways to find donors.

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, Centerville High School student Dorian Mays shared her reflections on the tragic shooting that happened in the city’s Oregon District this Summer.

Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack currently appears in fifteen regional and national publications including the Yellow Springs News. 

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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.