Arts & Culture

Bob White, Jason Miles, Chris Haas combine jazz, worldbeat, and ambience for Sonikora's signature sound.  The improvisational band performed live on in the WYSO studios and talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about finding their sound, performing live and more.

Sonikora will perform at the jazz stage at ComFest in Columbus on June 26th.

Jerry Kenney

This week on Excurions with Niki Dakota, Krista Magaw and Anna Carlson with the Tecumseh Land Trust stopped into the studio to talk about a Shop Local/Eat Local Workshop they're holding on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Check out the interview and details below.
 

Details provided by Tecumseh Land Trust. (WYSO is not responsible for this content)

The Shop Local/Eat Local Workshop will be held from 10:00am to noon at their office located at 4633 US RT 68, Yellow Springs.

Fighting Crime & Addiction with Art: Community Murals in the Miami Valley

Jun 16, 2016
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

James Pate designed the mural that's going up on the side of the Wesley Community Center in Westwood, and he's got a team of teenagers painting it.

The mural is part of a program called HAALO. It's a partnership between the K12 Gallery and the Montgomery County Juvenile Courts, and it gives kids who are caught up in the court system a chance to express themselves.

Vasio is one of these teenagers.

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Girl Alone."

When I was in the third form at St. Andrew's School I made an amazing discovery; there was a sixth former named Phil Persinger who was the funniest guy I had ever encountered. I considered him to be a comic genius.

Ken Ilgunas decided that he wanted to take a walk. It was a long walk. Ilgunas hiked from Fort McMurray in Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. He was following the route of the proposed Keystone/XL pipeline. He tried to follow the actual course so most of his trip was made across grasslands and range lands. He was trying to stay off the roadways. Ilgunas was trespassing on private land for most of his journey. But he never got arrested. Nobody shot him. And he had some amazing adventures and met some wonderful people along the way. This is a fabulous adventure story.

Zombie High School Episode 5: The Labyrinth

Jun 10, 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.

Jerry Kenney

Daniel Zehringer is an Associate Professor at Wright State University where he serves as head of the Trumpet studio and coordinator of the Faculty Brass Quintet. He also conducts the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble.

Simon Sebag Montefiore has just published a history book that is a must read. He's also a fabulous person to interview. Here's my review that just ran in the Cox Ohio newspapers:

Over the years that I have been paying attention I have noticed that women tend to read mostly fiction. Men, if they read any books at all, frequently prefer non-fiction. At least that is what I have been observing.

Shrug return to the WYSO studios as they prepare to release their new album, Age of Ashes.  The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album and the upcoming release party.

Shrug will celebrate the release of Age of Ashes on Saturday, June 11th at the Yellow Cab building in downtown Dayton.

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