Arts & Culture

Some wonderful things come from Scotland; single malt whisky, haggis, and Tartan Noir. OK, let's forget the haggis. I do live for the Tartan Noir though. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with this dazzling literary genre? Scottish writers produce some of the finest crime novels; thus the term Tartan Noir. Should it be capitalized? I think so.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Memories."

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccavari's poem, "Planting Ferns."

On May 4, 1970 a terrible event transpired on the campus of Kent State University. Ohio National Guardsman fired their rifles into a crowd of students. Four students died and a number of others were injured. The carnage was the end result of a cascading chain of troubling events that had unfolded over one horrific weekend in northern Ohio.

In his book "67 Shots - Kent State and the End of American Innocence" Howard Means examines the escalating turbulence which ultimately led to this horror. It should have never happened. But it did. It is good to remember. Lest we forget.

Zombie High School Episode 2: The Plan

May 20, 2016

Zombie High School is a serial radio drama produced by Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse in partnership with WYSO which chronicles a ragtag group of teenagers who are thrown together by fate when their town (the world?) is overtaken by a fast-moving zombie apocalypse while they are in after-school detention.

Meghna and the Majority returned to the WYSO studios with a new lineup and lots of great things in the works.  The band performed two acoustic songs live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of their sound, performing at last fall's TEDxDayton event, and their upcoming 'Office Hours' show, a special performance for Meghna's Wright State University students.

Manhattan was once a place where ordinary people could afford to live. People with dreams. People with low paying jobs. Even starving artists. Molly Prentiss has set her debut novel in New York City as the 1970's are ending. Her book is populated by distinctive characters from the period; a barmaid who has followed her dreams and moved to the city from the wilds of Idaho, an art critic for the New York Times who has a rare perceptive gift, and a struggling painter who has fled the Dirty Wars in his native Argentina.

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Mariposa."

There are estimates that say one out of 3 adjunct teachers across the country are living in poverty, and the summer months, when most students are on break, are especially tough.

To counter that seasonal economic downturn, 14 Dayton artists are hosting a one-night-only, pop-up art event called Feed the Adjuncts. 

In the following interview from WYSO Weekend, artist and adjunct teacher, Colleen Kelsey, paints a picture of the local landscape for part-time teachers which includes a look at some of the financial challenges adjuncts face. 

Lori Gravley reads Julie Moore's poem, "Shadow of Death."

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