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Conrad's Corner

Monday-Friday, 7:59pm; Saturday at 6:50am and Sunday during The Dear Green Place

Conrad reads a poem Monday to Friday at 7:59 p.m., Saturday at 6:59am and another on Sunday during The Dear Green Place. He and Niki Dakota do a brief "Song and Sonnet" exercise on Monday's Excursions at 12:40 p.m. He stays in touch with many talented local poets, includes their poems in his regular readings, and does an interview with one of them for some of the WYSO Weekend shows.

Lori Gravley reads Marian Schwilk-Thomas' poem, "Abundance of Silence."

Conrad Balliet reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "Death Is Embarrassing"

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poem, "Just Business"

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Serendipity"

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

Janeal Ravndal reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Reef Walker."

What Keeps the Guitar Man Strumming

May 16, 2017
Jim McCutcheon has taught guitar to generations of local families
George Drake Jr. / WYSO

When Jim McCutcheon goes on vacation, he’ll most likely bring his guitar along. Not simply as entertainment for when there’s downtime, but because it’s an extension of who he is. Jim’s been a musical fixture in Dayton since 1978 -- he teaches guitar classes to people of all ages, he’s released two children’s albums, and has several awards to his name. On May 17th he’s adding another one -- the Governor's Award in the Arts for arts education. Culture Couch producer George Drake, Jr. spent time with him to find out what keeps him going.

Herbert Martin reads his poem, "My Mother at the End of Her Days."

Anna Cates reads her poem, "The Second Coming."

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Fourteenth Summer."

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