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WYSO Weekend: January 26, 2020

Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

The African American infant mortality rate has been consistently high for decades both, in Ohio and throughout the United States. But one nearby county got that rate down significantly. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Anna Huntsman tells us how they did it.

Here’s a truth about coming home from war. The soldier is finally home, but not fully. The National Center for PTSD says trauma survivors often experience problems in intimate and family relationships; because PTSD interferes with trust, communication, and emotional closeness. Today on Veterans’ Voices, Army veteran Andrew Klein of Kettering talks with his wife, Anna and daughter, Elyse about their gradual healing process.

States around the country are preparing for the big census count that happens just once a decade. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to Census leaders about how they plan to reach out to the people most at risk of going uncounted.

Local songwriter Amber Hargett released her debut album Paper Trails last year. She's starting off 2020 by performing live around the Miami Valley and writing some new songs.  Hargett visited Kaleidoscope last week to share some new material.

Last weekend many Ohio cities, including Dayton, participated in the 4th anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. Today on the Best of Dayton Youth Radio we’ll revisit a 2017 story from then-Stivers student Emma Johnson. It’s about she and her grandmother’s involvement in that historic movement.

Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will’s 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.