Excursions

Weekdays, 10am -1pm

Like the name suggests, Excursions is a daily journey across musical genres and eras.  Niki Dakota guides listeners through a broad cross-section of the newest music from Ohio, around the world, and everything in between while also spending time with beloved classic tunes.  Each day is an adventure and on Wednesdays, you'll hear the fresh tunes from great artists new and old during the noon hour.  Play for fun and prizes on Thursday Threads, and you can put a song on the playlist every Friday when we spin theme tunes.

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Arts & Culture
6:55 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Antioch College Brings Response To Call In Performance

These artists, shown above in order, are: Awilda Rodríguez Lora (San Juan, PR), Rosamond S. King (Brooklyn, NY), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Austin, TX and Lagos, Nigeria), Miré Regulus (Minneapolis), Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle (LA), Gabrielle Civil (Antioch College) and Duriel E. Harris (Chicago).
Credit Dennie Eagleson

Gabrielle Civil, Associate Professor of Performance at Antioch College, came to WYSO today to talk about the second part of the Call and Response event, or dynamic of black women and performance. In July seven black women artists, each with a different relationship to the words black, women, and performance, came to Antioch to develop a call to the community; a prompt to make art in a different way. The call that they came up with is to conduct experiments in joy.

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Music
1:12 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Village Harmony Choir Live on Excursions

Members of the Village Harmony Choir in the WYSO studio
Credit Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

The Village Harmony Choir is a Vermont based organization that creates choir workshops and traveling summer camps for teens and adults alike. The Village Harmony Choir Midwest teen summer camp came to the WYSO studios in the midst of their travels to sing some beautiful songs as well as to speak about their organization. The Midwest choir consists of the camp leaders Mollie Stone, Emily Miller, and Gideon Crevoshay, as well as the 13-17 year old choir members who just met each other seven days before their appearance on WYSO.

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Music
3:52 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Home Free Live on Excursions

Home Free performing in the WYSO studios
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Home Free are an a cappella group that won season 4 of NBC's Sing Off, but the group has been around for nearly 14 years.  The members of Home Free visited the WYSO studios ahead of a local performance and spoke with Music Director Niki Dakota about their history, their sound and their television experience.

Home Free will perform tonight at Wright State University's Apollo Room.

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Music
3:10 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Paige Beller To Perform As Part of Cityfolk Reunion

Paige Beller
Credit Aaron Cline

Tune into this broadcast of Excursions to hear multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Paige Beller become the first live musician to be a part of Thursday Threads. In addition to this, you can hear Niki and Paige talk about Paige’s upcoming performance at the Cityfolk Reunion, her incredibly busy schedule, the wide range of bands that she's a part of, and much more. 

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Arts & Culture
2:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry Live on Excursions

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry

Musician, dancer, singer, and songwriter Evie Ladin came by the WYSO studios with percussionist, dancer, and educator Keith Terry, who specializes in body percussion. Evie and Keith talk about how they first met at Antioch College, Keith’s unique music style, Evie’s previous experience as a dancer with Rhythm in Shoes, as well as their June 18th performance at the Glen Helen building here in Yellow Springs. Tune in to hear all of this plus four fantastic songs performed by Evie and Terry just for us.

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