Ripley may seem like just another sleepy town on the Ohio River, but there was a time when it was a filled with secrets and controversies. In the days of slavery, this was part of the Borderlands that slaves crossed in order to make their way north to freedom in Canada. Ohio was always free, but slavery flourished just across the river in Kentucky.
Alec Snead, Luke Green, and Dan Roll began playing music together in the 7th grade at family cookouts. Soon they realized they needed a drummer and invited classmate Robert Rutledge to join the band. Amnesia has gone through several stylistic changes over the years reflecting the band members evolving musical tastes. The members are now recent high school graduates and have recently released their self-titled debut album.
Amnesia visited the WYSO studio to perform a live set and spoke with Kaliedoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their evolving sound and upcoming plans.
The British historian Robert Service is a leading authority on Russian history with a particular expertise in the period between the October Revolution and the death of Stalin. He is the author of a dozen books including a trilogy of biographies on Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky.
In his latest, "Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution," Service examines the four year period from 1917 to 1921 when the Bolsheviks were consolidating their power.