Arts & Culture

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Winter's Heart."

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "A Christmas Carryall."

We begin a new series today called Miami Valley StoryCorps. These are interviews recorded earlier this year when StoryCorps visited Dayton. Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing interviews between local people who visited the StoryCorps recording booth in West Dayton last spring.

Lori Gravley came for an interview with her son, Marshall. She wanted to hear about about his experience living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Will Davis.

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Overture."

Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' "Perspicacity" and a haiku.

Conrad Balliet reads two poems from Ed Davis, "She Danced" and a poem on the winter solstice.

In addition to playing a lot of great shows in 2014, Trey Stone and the Ringers have been busy recording a new holiday EP, Sing About Christmas.  The band visited the WYSO studios to debut many of the songs on Kaleidoscope and were joined by Justin Howard from the Black Box Improv Theater to talk about their upcoming holiday version of Black Box's Improv Musical show.

Trey Stone and the Ringers will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the Black Box Improv Theater's holiday Improv Musical.

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with Shabazz Palaces on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Struck."

Mai Hernon came by traditional Irish music in her home town whereas her husband Mick McEvilly got to know the genre by listening to the radio.  The duo visited the WYSO studios for a live set on The Dear Green Place and chatted with host Cindy Funk about their musical journey.