Arts & Culture

Lori Gravley reads Haiku by Anna Cates.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "Crows."

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is our community-wide BIG READ selection this year and it was an excellent choice. The author came to Dayton for the kick-off of this year's BIG READ and when you listen to this interview you'll discover how she first found out about the orphan trains (they really existed) and why she decided to write the novel when she did. As it turned out her window of opportunity for conducting interviews with actual orphan train riders was closing fast. There are very few of them still living today.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Regrets."

Performing with numerous Miami Valley bands over the years, Rich Reuter recently released a solo album, The Captain.  Reuter and members of the Great Northern String Band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and conversation with host Juliet Fromholt.

Rich Reuter's album The Captain is available now. https://about.me/richreuter

Photo by Maggie Carey

The self-titled follow up to Radio Wires is the second full length album from Good English.  The band returned to the WYSO studio to preview songs from the upcoming release and talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the writing and recording process, their upcoming tour and more.

Good English will celebrate the album's release on Friday, March 11th at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton.  For more information on their upcoming tour and the album, visit http://www.goodenglishband.com/

Tom Stafford reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "In Love With Snowballs."

Jean Taylor is "the widow" of the title and she's also our unreliable narrator. As the story begins Jean is newly widowed-her husband has just been run over by a bus. Jean is in great demand, the tabloid press is camped out at her house hoping for an interview. Glen, Jean's late husband, had been acquitted in a trial after being accused of abducting a small child from her front yard. The child was never seen again and even though Glen was the leading suspect it could not be proved that he actually did it.

Latino Art Of The Midwest Shines A Light On Complex Identities

Mar 9, 2016
Work by artist Graciela Bustos from the Detroit area features fine lines overlaid on photographs.
Jonathan Platt / WYSO

“Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st century” is a special exhibit presented by the Roesch Library Gallery on University of Dayton’s campus. It features 13 artists, all Latinos living in the midwest.

On a tour of the show on opening night, curator Judith Huacuja stresses light as the major theme.  

Janeal Ravndal reads Marian Schwilke Thomas' poem, "Journey."

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