Arts & Culture

John Hooper is a British journalist who has spent many years stationed in Italy. He has spent time in the various regions of Italy and has been able to observe Italians up close. He has really gotten to know the Italians; their passions, their quirks, and their idiosyncrasies. 

LGBT Center Dayton

Starting Friday, June 5th, the Dayton LGBT Center and other groups will host a series of events during the city's annual gay pride celebration. The events will continue through Sunday.  In this interview with WYSO's Jerry Kenney, LGBT Center board member RJ McKay gives details on each event and talks about how the event continues to grow in Dayton each year.

Conrad Balliet reads two poems by Ron Palmer, "I'm Sorry" and "Free Me Lord."

David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

Willy Porter's latest release, Human Kindness, is a favorite among WYSO listeners, and the acclaimed songwriter made a visit to the station ahead of a regional gig for a live set on Excursions and conversation with Niki Dakota.

Willy Porter will perform at the Thompson House in Newport, KY on Friday, May 29th.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

DECA Sophomore Omari Gaskins feels that as he gets older, he'll have to prepare himself to deal with racism in the real world. His family members share their experience, and Omari shares his feelings with on this weeks Dayton Youth Radio series.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

This summer marks the first annual Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival in Miamisburg.  Festival organizers and performers visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the event live on Kaleidoscope that included live studio performances from Mad River Railroad, The Repeating Arms and The Great Wide Open.

The Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival is June 20th at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg.  More information is available at http://www.miamivalleybrewgrass.com/

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Big Fat Poem."

Clark County Historical Society

Tom Stafford is a journalist with more than 35 years experience at the Springfield News Sun. The reporter-turned-playwright has written a play about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield. The closure meant the loss of 2,250 jobs just before Christmas of 1956. It was a major blow to the city and its residents.

The Wright-B Flyer
Jerry Kenney/Wright State University

Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough, has written a new book about the Wright Brothers – it’s a window into the world of the two young men who gave mankind one of it’s greatest achievements – flight.

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