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WYSO Weekend: September 20, 2020

Jerry Kenney

Our features in this edition of WYSO Weekend include:

Students across the country are returning to school — but some districts have opted to teach kids remotely for the time being. Meanwhile, many parents still have to go to work. And they’re turning to childcare providers to care for their children while school buildings are closed.

Teaching is already challenging enough without a pandemic shaking up how the classroom operates. As schools reopen, many districts are focused on keeping their staff and students safe from COVID-19. But as Side Effects Public Media’s Natalie Krebs reports, the pandemic is also taking a toll on teachers’ mental health.

The Franklin County Common Pleas Courtjudge who ruled Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose should and could allow more ballot drop boxes has issued yet another ruling. Late last night (Wednesday 091620),the judge granted a preliminary injunction to allow county boards of elections to install drop boxes. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports

President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden are running two very different campaigns so far. Trump stills prefers large rally’s across the U.S. - Biden sticking closer to home. You have to go back more than a century for the last time two candidates brought such different approaches to campaigning. That’s why WKSU’s M.L. Schultze took a look at the parallels between 1896 and 2020.

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.