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Over the last several years we have been encountering some rather unreliable narrators in novels. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins featured the most notable one so far. Fiona Barton gave us another one in "The Widow." And now Camilla Way is tantalizing readers with dueling unreliable narrators in her tense psychological thriller "Watching Edie."

The film portion of the upcoming Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival will feature a film screening and live improv with the Levinson Brothers.  DMAFF film coordinator (and former Kaleidoscope co-producer) Shelly Hulce and Joel Levinson visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming event and the Levinson brothers' upcoming film.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem," Cooking Soba in Ohio."

Earlier this year I had the novelist Lisa Lutz on the program and I asked her for suggestions on any books and writers that I should be reading. She told me that I had to check out the work of Megan Abbott. So I did. That was a lovely suggestion.
 

Janeal Ravndal reads Marian Schwilke Thomas' poem, "The Lord's Prayer Revisited."

Last May at Antioch College, students of color filled the Coretta Scott King Center in secret to have a difficult discussion about race and culture. They called it a "day of disappearance". The idea was to show the college what a day without people of color, or POC would look like. Community voices producer and Miller Fellow Mari Smith     sat in on the day of disappearance and spoke with the participants to hear their experiences. 

courtesy of Central State University Chorus

Members of the Central State University Chorus and director Jeremy Winston joined WYSO Music Director live in the studio on Excursions.  The Chorus performed several songs on the air, and Winston talked about their upcoming season, including a performance at the WYSO Community Concert.

The Central State University Chorus will perform at the WYSO Community Concert on Sunday, September 11th at RiverScape MetroPark. 

Eighteen years ago when Donald Trump appeared as a guest on this program to publicize his book "Trump: the Art of the Comeback" it was already clear that he was a man with grand ambitions. His aspirations have now taken him to the point where he's one election away from occupying the White House.

Regionally based Sofaburn Records is preparing for the national release of M. Ross Perkins' self-titled album as well as several showcase events including one at the upcoming Dayton Music Art and Film Festival.  M Ross Perkins, Jeremy Pinnell, Max Fender and Sarah Davis from Alone at 3am and Chris Mueller visited the WYSO studios to share some music and talk about what's coming this fall for Sofaburn.

Inversion, the latest release from Eric Leonhardt Brown, comes 11 years after his prior release and spans genres across an arc of emotion.  Brown returned to the WYSO studios to share the album on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about the process of returning to music after a hiatus and and creating Inversion.

Inversion is available now on iTunes and other digital outlets.  Learn more at ericleonhardtbrown.com

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