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One century ago Dayton, Ohio was a hotbed of industry and innovation. In his book "Grand Eccentrics - Turning the Century: Dayton and the Inventing of America" Mark Bernstein looked back at some of the men who were instrumental in making this area a thriving place during that period.

One of the stranger trends in publishing recently has been the spate of self-help books espousing Scandinavian lifestyle advice based upon practices that are embedded in the cultures of countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and most recently, Finland.

We Care Arts
Jerry Kenney

We Care Arts in Kettering gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to create, market and sell their own works of art. The mission is one that Executive Director Darlene Langhout was aware of before she came to lead the non-profit.

“I had experience with We Care Arts through a grief program. My husband passed away in 2013 and my daughter and I were able to work through that program, it was a ten-week program and have some therapeutic art in order to put us in a better place, and so having experienced it, I truly believe the ability for it to work for all individuals not just our primary client base,” she said.

Shadowed trees on an orange summer sunset
Jim Mullhaupt / Flickr Creative Commons

The Sun completes its residence in Cancer this week and enters the Late Summer sign of Leo on July 23, having moved about an eighth of the way toward autumn equinox.

The decline of the Sun into Leo always brings a visible change to the landscape, and that change can influence attitudes and behavior.

If you are a regular reader of the New York Times you have surely read the writing of Richard Sandomir. He has been with that newspaper for many years. I have always wanted to interview him and I finally got the opportunity with the publication of the paperback edition of his book "The Pride of the Yankees - Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic."

Here's the deal: I was going to do "Up & Down" as this week's theme- until an initial list of songs came to about 9 hours of music, that is. So, we're gonna split things up; this week we present "up" songs. Next week will "down"'s turn. Hank Williams to Coltrane to Parliament to Van Halen- all weighing in. Get up, stay up. But first...

Silas House returned to the program to discuss his new novel "Southernmost." The last time we had Silas on the show it was when he had just published his novel "Clay's Quilt." That was far too long ago.

Conrad's Corner: July 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018

Cathy Essinger reads Myrna Stone's poem, “The Hourglass”

M. Ross Perkins will release his new EP later this summer.
Stephanie Baker

M. Ross Perkins joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a live set on Excursions.  They talked about his upcoming performance at Adventures Fest and forthcoming new EP.

M. Ross Perkins will perform at Adventures Fest on July 21. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1341255296006535/

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at Dayton's South Park Tavern.
courtesy of the band

Durham-based band The Pinkerton Raid visited the WYSO studios for a live set o Excursions ahead of their performance at Dayton's South Park Tavern.  The band talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their new album Where the Wildest Spirit Fly and more.

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern with OldNews on July 11. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2231367827148951/

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