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 Kathy Austin's poem, "Legacy."

Lori Gravley reads Julie Moore's poem, "The First Time I Saw a Shooting Star."

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Ohio Life Part 7."

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

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "454 W. Millett"

Legacies Series Brings Musical Theatre Professionals to Wright State Students

Apr 20, 2017
Tony Walton and Joe Deer recount Walton's storied theatre career
courtesy of Wright State University

When it comes to the craft of theater, not everything can be learned in a classroom. There’s a long history of theater professionals sharing their knowledge with younger generations. At Wright State University, the Musical Theatre Initiative continues that tradition through its Legacies Series. Last fall, the Legacy Series brought set and costume designer Tony Walton as a guest artist. He’s worked on Broadway and in Hollywood, winning three Tony Awards, an Oscar, and an Emmy.

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dawn."

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Third Spring After."

Conrad Balliet reads Mary Jo White's poem, "Why Poetry."

Conrad Balliet reads Marian Schwilke-Thomas' poem, "April Fools Day."