Arts & Culture

Now based in Nashville, Griffin House stopped by the WYSO studios on a visit to his hometown of Springfield, Ohio.  House performed live on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, life on the road and more.

Griffin House will perform at Veteran's Amphitheater Park in Springfield on July 8th. 

Springsfest is a new music festival from Great Guys Entertainment and Yellow Springs Brewery making its debut in the village on July 9th.  Festival organizer Conor Stratton visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event and share some music from the performers.

Springsfest 2016 is Saturday, July 9th at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs.  More information at: http://www.springsfestival.com/

After the overwhelming success of the debut Pure Acoustic showcase, the Yellow Cab will host a follow up show on Saturday, July 9th.  The Yellow Cab's Jeff Opt visited the WYSO studios to talk about the show, which features no microphones or amplifiers, live on Excursions.  He was joined by Charlie Tipton, who played live on the air.

Pure Acoustic 2 is Saturday, July 9th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Quite some time ago I recognized that I will never be able to read all the books I want to read. That doesn't mean I have stopped trying. One thing that really excites me is the prospect of discovering new books and new writers. The other day I had the opportunity to talk to Flynn Berry about her novel "Under the Harrow." The book just came out. It is her debut novel.

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Long Gone."

Mary Jo White reads two of her poems, "Why Not" and "The Difference."

Team Void returned to the WYSO studios on July 4th for a special performance live on Excursions.  The band is preparing for a special show at Oddbody's benefiting the Aria Marie Foundation and talked with Niki Dakota about the upcoming show and more.

Michael Goldfarb has had a distinguished career as a journalist. Recently he returned to Ohio to work on a documentary for the BBC. Michael was interviewing Ohioans who are independent voters so that he could hear their opinions in regard to our upcoming presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Back to Basics."

Alan Furst is often cited as the current master of the historical spy novel. I just read his latest, "A Hero of France," and I was shocked. His last several books have been fabulous. This new one is a real dud. Perhaps his bright star is dimming? I hope not.

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