© 2024 WYSO
Our Community. Our Nation. Our World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Stories about the people who help us enter the world and those who help us leave it.

WYSO Weekend Fall Field
Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend, host Jerry Kenney brings you the latest features from WYSO producers and interviews from around the Miami Valley.

Medicaid And Doulas:Over half of the births in Ohio are covered by medicaid. That’s why the state plans to give doulas medicaid provider status. That means they can be paid up to $1,200 per birth by Medicaid for their services starting this fall. WYSO reporter Ngozi Cole digs into concerns about how it’s being rolled out.

Everyday People - Death Doulas: Everyday People is a series that looks at behind the scenes of unknown jobs and the people doing them. They often do the work that holds society together. In today’s story Renee Wilde talks with people whose job is to guide others through death and dying.

Springfield High School Mock Trial Team: Students from Springfield High School came in ninth place in a national mock-trial competition. It’s the best placement ever for the school’s Mock Trial Team. Close to 300 students participated in the competition and senior Melissa McMahon was selected as a top 10 Outstanding Student Attorney. She spoke with Jerry about the team’s success and how they prepared for it.

The WYSO Race Project: This series invites two everyday people from the Miami Valley to talk about their life experiences through the prism of skin color. These conversations can be difficult and controversial. But they can also build understanding and healing. Today, we hear from Jalyn Gilbert and Karen Korn.

Our Weekly Walk On The Wild Side: Our program wraps today with Bird Note and Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.<br/>