Arts & Culture

Ann Hagedorn is a meticulous researcher. In her previous books she has tackled historical subjects which are now receding into history. Her latest book examines a topic that is so current that the story lines are shifting every day. In this interview you'll find out how hard it became to actually complete a book about issues that are constantly churning in a fluid fashion that is seemingly being updated and revised by the moment. Hagedorn immerses herself in her work. We were fortunate to have her come out to Yellow Springs to record this interview.

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

When James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner went to Mississippi in 1964 to register black voters, it’s likely they were unaware of the danger they faced.

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

Here's my review of another knockout debut novel. This one ran recently in the Cox Ohio newspapers:

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Coming Storm."

Combining blues, garage rock and a multiple of musical influences, the Whiskey Shambles have brought their music to a variety of audiences in a variety of musical settings.  The band just released a new full length album, Loose Change For a Broken Man, and is preparing to travel to Memphis in 2015 for the International Blue Challenges.  Members of the Whiskey Shambles visited the WYSO studios for a semi-acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked about influences, audience, and writing and recording together.

After some lineup adjustments and a honing of their sound, Sad Cadillac has released a new full-length album.  The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios to share tracks from their self-titled album and talk about the process of writing and recording it.

Sad Cadillac will perform at Blind Bob's on November 21st, Taffy's in Eaton on November 22nd and South Park Tavern on November 29th.

Kathy Austin reads her poem, "The Gathering."

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "I'll Tell You What It's Like."

Janeal Ravndal reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Focus."

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