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With the publication of "I Let You Go" last year Clare Mackintosh won the attention of over a million mystery readers who loved her tightly woven and spectacularly clever book. How does one follow up on a debut novel that sizzled like that one did?

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Maine cira 1984"

Jeb Card is a professor at Miami University at Oxford and one of the editors of this essay collection. These essays delve into various aspects of our fascination with archaeology and the many variants of pseudoarchaeology that have attracted believers and adherents over the years.
 
In this interview Jeb Card describes how some artifacts that were supposedly from the lost continent of Mu were found in the archives at his university. These essays take readers from the Lost White City of Honduras through "Archaeology as Ghost Hunting."

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Drop It."

For most of us life is one long series of compromises. We have to make compromises because we want to exist in a society that is often at odds with our own feelings, opinions, and beliefs.
 

In Laird Hunt's latest novel "The Evening Road" his character Ottie Lee has reluctantly allowed herself to make compromises just to get by. Her marriage has become a compromise. Her relationship with her boss involves compromises. And as this story builds her participation in a hideous spectacle, a lynching, becomes just another thing that finds her being swept along by events.

Conrad Balliet reads his poem, "Home."

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Glitz."

Steven DeConto, Katie DeConto and Jesse James DeConto of The Pinkerton Raid
photo by Will Gehrman

With the release of their latest full length album, Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, the Pinkerton Raid are embarking on a tour that will bring the band to Dayton and Cincinnati for shows.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke to the Pinkerton Raid's Jesse James DeConto about the upcoming shows, the new album and more.

The Pinkterton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern in Dayton on March 15th with OldNews and at Urban Artifact and the Hive in Cincinnati on March 19th with Lisa Walker.

Kyleen Downes and her band returned to the WYSO studios ahead of a series of spring performances around the Miami Valley.  They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting as a band, upcoming gigs and more. 

Kyleen Downes will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on March 18th with a Shade of Red and Mary Lynn.  Find more upcoming shows at: http://www.kyleendownes.com/shows.html

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Season of Will It, No It Won't"

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