Yellow Springs poet Marsha Bush recently won 2nd place in the Dayton Metro Library's Senior poetry contest with a poem called "Grandchild." Here she talks with Conrad Balliet about finding inspiration in her children and grandchildren and shares several of her award-winning poems.
Tonight is the Grand Illumination in downtown Dayton on Courthouse Square featuring live music entertainment, carnival rides, games, holiday crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides and a gingerbread house display. The tree lighting will be at 7:45pm followed immediately by the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights. Go to downtowndayton.org and check it out.
Ben Clonch (Guitar, Vocals), Robbie Marion (Fiddle, Vocals), Jon Bauman (Standup Bass, Vocals) and Brendan Moore (Mando, Vocals) share a love for the music of Jerry Garcia. In Yellow Springs-based Blue Moon Soup, they channel bluegrass, folk and psychedelia into a signature sound that they've been honing since 2010. Here they visit the WYSO studios for a live set and to share tracks from their upcoming album, Lonely Mountain.
Blue Moon Soup will release Lonely Mountain on December 24th at Canal Street Tavern. They'll also perform on December 2nd at Blind Bob's on 5th Street.
This Thanksgiving, you're invited to take a moment to participate in StoryCorps' National Day of Listening. Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps – the national oral history project you hear each week on Morning Edition. WYSO’s Sarah Buckingham talked with Dave Isay about the National Day of Listening, coming up November 25th, and how you can get involved.