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WYSO Weekend: December 13, 2020

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Jerry Kenney

The Bind that Ties is our series about local immigrants. Today, we hear from husband and wife, Jennie and Choco Valdez. President of the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO, Neenah Ellis introduces them:

WYSO recently introduced a new community-based story-telling project centered on Dayton’s west side. Here’s two stories introduced by Jocelyn Robinson from the Eichelberger Center.

ReEntry Stories is our series where formerly incarcerated citizens in Ohio talk about the challenges of returning to society from prison. Today producer Mary Evans talks with returned citizen Terry Green about Record Expungement and the steps he took to get several convictions removed from his record. Mary then talks to Tara Casto of Columbus.

Because of the coronavirus, this fall, our Dayton Youth Radio classes were held virtually, and our new group of teenagers from Centerville High School produced their stories in an online class. In today’s story, we’ll meet two friends who have developed a relationship inside -and out- of school.

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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.