Arts & Culture

Nasty Bingo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the official release of their latest album, Take To Air, for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about the process of putting the album together and their future plans.

Nasty Bingo will celebrate the release of Take to Air on Saturday, January 23rd at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Gary Mitchell

After releasing his latest full length album, The Next Place I Leave, Chris Yakopcic isn't slowing down.  Ahead of his performance at the Dayton Blues Society's Winter Showcase, Yakopcic visited the WYSO studios and played live on Kaleidsocope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album and his upcoming trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.

Chris Yakopcic will perform at Dayton Blues Society's Winter Blues Showcase on Saturday, January 23rd at Gilly's.

James Lee Burke returned to the program to talk about his latest novel "House of the Rising Sun." Burke turned 79 in December and while he may be slowing down ever so slightly he is still producing some of the greatest stories of our generation.

This latest book is the second one in a planned trilogy. The story was inspired in part by the escapades of one of Burke's ancestors on his mother's side of the family. But as he made clear in this interview; the story is fiction and all the characters are fictional.

In 1999 John Glenn published a book called "John Glenn: a Memoir." Glenn never intended to write down his life story but he changed his mind after deciding that some tape recordings he made for his grandchildren might merit a larger audience. Glenn and his wife Annie made the recordings so that their grandkids could know more about their lives.

Karl Rove was the man who engineered the election victories of George W. Bush. It was Rove who worked behind the scenes to get his candidate elected Governor of Texas and then to two terms as the President of the United States. This man lives and breathes politics.

David Garrison reads Matthew Birdsall's poem, "Behavioral Health Services."

The Rolling Stones are a legendary rock and roll band. After 50 years they are still touring, making albums, and playing their many hit songs. A few years ago the Stones guitarist Keith Richards published a well received memoir. There was one former Rolling Stone who didn't get mentioned very much in Keith's book, a guy named Brian Jones.

Herb Martin reads his poem, "Winter Observation 1."

photo by Kenny Dunn

Ahead of their visit to the Miami Valley for the Winterfolk Festival, Honey and Houston stopped by the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about their recent album Barcelona, and Winterfolk Festival organizers Charles Hartman and Harold Hensley also came by to talk about the full festival line.

The 2016 Winterfolk Festival is Saturday, January 16th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

David Garrison reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "What I Need."