Arts & Culture

A Voice of Your Own
via A Voice of Your Own

Performing as A Voice of Your Own, James Crabtree, Levi Short, Tyler Conley, Johnny Mcconnell, and Matt Mihalus visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about transitioning from a solo project to a band, writing, recording and more.

A Voice of Your Own will perform at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton on July 28. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711598048938859/


Lake County, Florida used to be a very dangerous place to live. It wasn't because there was a high crime rate. In fact Willis McCall, the long-time sheriff of Lake County presented more of a hazard to some residents than any criminals ever would. In his book "Devil in the Grove" the author Gilbert King wrote about a horrible injustice that took place there and the crimes that were perpetrated by that corrupt and violent sheriff.

Theatre of Sound
via Dayton Theatre Guild

Michael and Sandy Bashaw are bringing their Theatre of Sound Sound Sculpture Concert event to the Dayton Theatre Guild this week. The Bashaws came to WYSO studios to talk history of the concert and play some excerpts on Excursions with Niki Dakota.

Theatre of Sound Sound Sculpture Concerts run June 8-10 at the Dayton Theatre Guild. Tickets and more information can be found at DaytonTheatreGuild.org.

Conrad's Corner: June 5, 2018

Jun 5, 2018

Carol Stoner reads her poem, "Plein-Air"

Arnold Adoff, Virginia Hamilton and their children Jamie and Leigh in 1971

Just about every place has a local hero, a hometown kid who grew up to make their mark on the world. In Yellow Springs, Ohio, one hometown hero made her mark on the world of children’s literature.

Although she passed away in 2002, Virginia Hamilton’s legacy continues through her large and varied body of work written for young people. It’s also been kept alive by her husband Arnold Adoff, by her children Leigh and Jaime, and by the recent publication of a biography for young readers.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Dream of a Condor"

Too much monkey business for you to be involved in? Hope not. This week The Jewel Case examines songs about primates with Buck Owens, The Dickies, I-Roy, Big Maybelle and tons more weighing in. But first...

Pamela Wechsler is a former prosecutor who has taken up a new career writing for television and penning crime novels. Her latest book is her third in a series set in Boston. Her protagonist is Abby Endicott, the chief homicide prosecutor for the city. The author is a former prosecutor in Boston so she is writing about matters that she knows rather well.

Conrad's Corner: May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018

David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Culture Lunch"

Gloria Stuart was a movie star in early Hollywood. Back in those days they would have called her a starlet. She left Hollywood and the movie business and began a second career as an artist and a maker of hand-made books. Today her work is in museums.