Arts & Culture

George Hodgman was living his life in New York City. Hodgman had been working in publishing for years-he had come a long way from his roots in a small town in Missouri. Then he went back home for his mother's birthday and he stayed. His mother Betty had been fiercely independent for years but on this visit her son had noticed that time was beginning to catch up with her. Although his mother would have probably denied it, she needed her only child to stick around this time, to look out for her. 

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dogs in Thailand."

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DECA student Fatema Ahmed produced a story that captures her fond memories of growing up in Iraq. She reminisces about being with her family and enjoying a special holiday recipe that's been passed down through generations.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

Hilltops & Highways is a collaborative EP from The New Old-Fashioned and The Repeating Arms.  It's different from a traditional "split" EP in that the bands wrote and performed on each other's songs, rather than simply sharing the final release.  Members of both bands visited the WYSO studios to talk about the release and The New Old-Fashioned performed an acoustic set live on Kaleidoscope.

The New Old-Fashioned and The Repeating Arms will celebrate the release of Hilltops & Highways on Saturday, June 27th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Jennifer Taylor

Tim Gebard returns to the WYSO studios for a live set as he prepares to release his new album, Better Angels. He spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording the album and making the documentary film, The Fall League.

Tim Gebard will celebrate the release of Better Angels on Saturday, June 27th with an evening at the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy that includes an acoustic concert, a screening of The Fall League and discounted dinners at nearby restaurants.

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Road Trip."

Debbie Blunden Diggs and Jasmine Easler visited the WYSO studios to talk about and share songs from The Human Race Theatre Company's production of Crowns, based on a book of stories on African American women and their beautiful hats.

Crowns is running now through June 28th at the Loft Theatre.

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring.  Today, we meet Jessie Gooding and Dr. Junior Greenlee. These lifelong friends have spent many years as community organizers in Dayton and came to the StoryCorps booth to reflect on their friendship and the African American experience in Dayton past and present.

This interview was edited by WYSO News intern Asha Brogan.

 

Janeal Ravndal reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "That Story."

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Questions and Answer."

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