Arts & Culture

Conrad's Corner: June 18, 2018

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Robert Paschell reads his poem, "If You Jumped."

When Michael Koryta was a teenager in Bloomington, Indiana an abduction and homicide took place just down the road from where he was living. A young woman had been riding her bicycle in the area when she vanished without a trace. The police were baffled by the crime. Later on a confession was made by someone who claimed to have been involved in her abduction. When they attempted to verify the details of that confession in the hope of locating the victim they discovered that the confession had been spurious. It wasn't true.

Conrad's Corner: June 17, 2018

Jun 17, 2018

Conrad Balliets reads Father's Day poems by Rita Coleman and David Garrison.

Dennis Turner was feeling perturbed about some things that have been happening in our country. Fortunately he found a distraction that took his mind away from current events. Turner heard about an archive of letters in Cincinnati-these missives penned by nuns who were living in convents in Europe during World War Two inspired him to write this book.

Conrad's Corner: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

Audrey Hackett reads her poems, "Catalpas" and "Poet of Quiet"

The opioid crisis is a national emergency. The scourge of opioid abuse and addiction has hit the Appalachian region especially hard. It has been documented that there's a town in West Virginia that was literally inundated with Oxycontin by the manufacturer. Southern Ohio has seen more than our share of overdoses and tragedy.

This week's theme is RODENTIA; we'll be taking a look at tunes about mice, rats, hamsters, and various and sundry other gnawing little critters, from a list of folks that ranges from Yma Sumac to Lightnin' Hopkins to King Missile, and of course wood chips and the cheese. But first....

Conrad's Corner: June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

David Garrison reads his poem, "Light In The River"

After Sue Grafton died last December I put together a special memorial program in her honor. You can locate that program in our podcast archive. I took excerpts from my first interview with Sue for her book "M is for Malice" and my third and final interview with her for "W is for Wasted."

The Star Wars movie franchise is alive and well after all these years and the physicist and Star Wars aficionado Patrick Johnson decided that it was high time Star Wars fans had a handbook to help them understand the physics that come into play in the films. So he decided to write one.