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2:05 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Book Nook: Branch Rickey, by Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin has written a biography of Branch Rickey. Rickey was the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club. He is the man who brought the first black ball player into the major leagues. That man was Jackie Robinson.

This is the story of how Rickey made that fateful decision to break what was then known as the color line in baseball. It was a decision that changed America forever.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Dan Raridan and the Calientes

Dan Raridan and Alessandra Cortez

Dan Raridan met bandmate Alessandro Cortez at South Park Tavern's open mic night.  Soon they began playing together and recruited Larry Smith on drums.  The trio recently completed an album called Bus comprised of songs mostly written by Dan before the band formed.  Here they perform live in the WYSO studios and talk to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the new album, upcoming gigs and finding musical compatibility as a trio.

 

Miami Valley StoryCorps
9:00 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Philip & Andrew Maurer

"Ever since he died and I knew I would never see him, I’ve been rehashing all these memories. That trip was important because it was one of the few times I got to interact with this man who I loved, who loved me, who I had fun with."

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WYSO Programming Notes
3:48 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Host Highlights: Conrad Balliet of Conrad's Corner

Host highlights features conversations between WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota and WYSO's volunteer hosts about their programs, how they came to WYSO, etc. This week, Niki chats with Conrad Balliet of Conrad's Corner. They discuss Conrad's rich history with poetry and the relationship between poetry and song.

Conrad's Corner airs weeknights at 7:59 and is also available as a podcast.

Nature
11:16 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: April 26-May 2, 2011

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Flickr Creative Commons user Radgast

Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of Late Spring.

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