Arts & Culture

Lori Gravley reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "October Waves."

Dayton LGBT Film Festival

The 11th annual Dayton LGBT Fim Festival takes place at the NEON Movies in downtown Dayton this weekend, Oct 7th - Oct 9th. Feature films, documentaries, and short films highlight this 3-day event.

WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with NEON Manager, Jonathan McNeal to get the details.

MacArthur Foundation

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation announces a series of no-strings attached grants to people they believe are “breaking new ground in areas of public concern.” Included in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is Miami University’s Daryl Baldwin. Daryl and 22 others will each receive $625,000 to further contributions to their respective fields.


Sarah Byrn Rickman completes her trilogy of books on the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) with WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds. Rickman, who first appeared on this program 15 years ago for her first book about WASPs has deep roots in the Dayton community. Rickman was a journalist for many years in Centerville/Washington Township and in this interview she explains how her journalistic endeavors ultimately put her in the position to become intrigued by the WASPs and then to become a dedicated chronicler of their history.

Me & Mountains return with their latest full length album Gold.  Marshall Norman and Tim Collette visited the WYSO studios to talk about the process of writing and recording the album and the upcoming release show.

Me & Mountains will celebrate the release of Gold on Friday, September 30th at Jimmie's Ladder 11. 

With the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience nearing, Five River MetroParks' Brent Anslinger visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about the history of the event and the week's offerings.

The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience is October 1st and 2nd.  More information is available at:

Fresh from the summer festival season, the Mainline Funk visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band spoke with Juliet Fromholt about recording, performing live and more.

The Mainline Funk will host the Funky Turkey Jam on November 26th at One Eyed Jacks.

Wendy Gamber is a professor of history at Indiana University. She was spending a lot of time poring over Indiana newspaper archives from the mid to late 19th century and she kept seeing a particular name being cited in numerous articles. A woman named Mrs. Clem was the subject of extensive newspaper coverage in the Indianapolis region for a number of years. Gamber was struck by the frequency of those mentions and she decided to investigate further.

Jennifer Hambrick reads her poem, "Baby Buggy Boogie Woogie."

The early history of New England is filled with stories about the interactions that took place between the native peoples who were the original residents of the region and the European settlers who were in the process of dislodging the original inhabitants and taking their lands.