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Herb Martin reads his poem, "A Snake in the Yard."

Central State University Chorus
Courtesy of Central State University Chorus

The Central State University Chorus visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview of their upcoming concert. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke chorus director Jeremy Winston who says the concert will be recorded and released on CD.

DGMC

Members of the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus were among Niki Dakota's guests on Excursions this week.

DGMC President, Drew Huggins, and Artistic Director Kathy Clark spoke to her about their upcoming holiday concert and a new project underway that involves LGBTQA youth in the Miami Valley.

 

 

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mac Truck Man."

In 1929 the Soviet dictator Stalin began the process of what was known as the collectivization of agriculture in the Soviet Union. There was a lot of resistance to this effort especially in the breadbasket region of the Ukraine. Stalin was determined to crush the Ukrainian nationalist movement and his agricultural policies served to do this quite effectively. As Anne Applebaum describes it in her book "Red Famine - Stalin's War with Ukraine" during the period 1931 to 1933 over five million Ukrainians starved to death.

Local hiphop artist V-3 returned to the WYSO studios to share his new single, "Box 'Em Out" on Excursions.  V-3 freestyled live on the air and talked with Niki Dakota about working with fellow Village Fam member Issa Ali, putting Yellow Springs on the hip hop map and more. 

V-3's new single, "Box Em Out" is available now.  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Makemoves30

The Great Auk Release 'Paradox'

Nov 16, 2017

Carrie Bradley (100 Watt Smile, Ed's Redeeming Qualities) and Bernie Jungle (Warm Wires, The Earl Rays) are longtime collaborators.  The duo has just released their debut album, Paradox, performing under the name The Great Auk.  On their way to performance in Dayton, Bradley and Jungle visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with co-producer and fill-in host Tom Amrhein about the album and more.

John Sandford returned to the program to talk about his latest offering in the series that features his crime investigator Virgil Flowers. John has appeared on the program a half dozen times over the years and while we do spend a lot of time discussing each book and the story lines we also have had some conversations that have taken us to some other interesting places. In an interview many years ago John talked about something he enjoyed doing in his spare time; conducting archaeological digs in Israel.

Janeal Ravndal reads two poems from Stella Ling.

If you ask me to name my favorite writers to interview Julie Klam would be high on the list. In her latest book Julie delves into our cultural obsession with celebrities. Have you ever wondered why some of us seem to be so fascinated by people who spend most of their time trying to impress us with their talent, their beauty, their conspicuous consumption, their wealth, or their celebrity? Julie peels back the layers of our attractions to these people to uncover the roots of our interest and she shows how this cult of celebrity has grown and mutated over the years.

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