Some of the world's most beloved artists are noted for having had a creative rebirth later in life. The phenomena has been written about and studied by art historians, who characterize it by artists taking more risks with their work, and quickly getting to the heart of what's being expressed.
Community Voices Producer Alexis Larsen introduces us to one local woman who tapped into her creative energy later in life and found that it has become a fountain of youth, and yielded an extraordinary body of work and a new lease on life.
Democratic county commissioners in northeast Ohio have extended a building's operating hours to urge election officials to permit early voting on weekends.
Commissioners in Mahoning County adopted a resolution Tuesday setting weekend hours for the county building that houses the board of elections. The resolution states that with the Saturday and Sunday building hours, the board can allow early voting in October.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce was named runner-up for the 2012 Chamber of the Year Award. The competition is the only one in the country to recognize chambers for their efforts to create business and lead communities.
The 2012 National Chamber of Commerce Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky recently. Springfield, along with Fargo, North Dakota and Lubbock, Texas, were finalists for the Chamber of the Year honors. And when the envelope was opened, Lubbock, Texas was named Chamber of the Year.
The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke he came out to WYSO during his book tour for "Cimarron Rose." That was back in 1998. Burke stopped touring a number of years ago. Fortunately for his fans he still does the occasional interview and he is as prolific as ever.
James Lee Burke has been my guest in the Book Nook more often than any other author. I caught up with him recently to talk about his new Dave Robicheaux novel "Creole Belle." I called him on the telephone at his place in Montana.