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When Harry Haskell was a boy he had heard about the letters. Harry's grandfather was also named Harry Haskell and he had received the letters from the woman who would become his second wife. She was Katharine Wright-they were love letters she had written to Harry Haskell's grandfather. Harry's sisters told him he probably would not be interested in what they considered to be mushy letters. He didn't read them until he was an adult.
 

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "In Praise of Children Who Don't Listen."

Torrey Pines is a both stop-motion animated film and a live theatrical experience.  Director Clyde Petersen spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about creating the film and the theatre piece and bringing it to communities around the country.

Torrey Pines will screen at the Neon in downtown Dayton with live musical accompaniment on Tuesday, November 1st.  More info at: https://www.torreypinesfilm.com/

Cricketbows returned the WYSO studios head of their first show at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs.  The band performed live on the Halloween edition of Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the upcoming show, new recordings and more.

Cricketbows will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Friday, November 4th with Lord Kimbo. 

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Solitary Readouts."

Local Pilot Keeping Barnstorming Tradition Alive

Oct 26, 2016
Dewey Davenport is a pilot with a passion for history
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Out in the countryside east of Dayton, one local pilot is using his passion to keeping a part of aviation history alive. Community Voices reporter Renee Wilde chased him down and went on the ride of her life.

I’m speeding in my car down country roads, chasing after a small plane that’s been buzzing the tree tops of my farm. I follow it to a small, grassy strip tucked amid fields of ripening corn and soybeans, and watch the red bi-plane taxi down the runway and come to a stop.

Every week you can hear his dulcet tones on your radios. His name is Bill Felker and he's the man behind "Poor Will's Almanack" on WYSO. Bill returned to the Book Nook to talk about his latest edition of this print version of his work. In our interview Bill recalled how the idea for his original columns in the Yellow Springs News came about and he details the various features of his 2017 Almanack.

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccaveri's poem, "The Hate Farm."

Mike Doughty
Jennifer Taylor

A mainstay of the WYSO airwaves, songwriter Mike Doughty visited the station for a live, acoustic performance on Excursions. The former front-man of Soul Coughing spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about growing up, music and addiction, and his new album.

Mike Doughty's new album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, is available now.

Performing as the Russian Duo, Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky combine the sounds of the balalaika and the concert piano.  The duo connected through the Ohio Arts Council 9 years ago and performs works from the rich catalog of songs written for their instrumentation.  Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky visited the WYSO studios to speak with Niki Dakota ahead of their upcoming performance for the Bach Society of Dayton.

The Russian Duo will perform at the Kettering Adventist Church on Sunday, October 23rd as part of the Bach Society of Dayton's Russian Echoes series.

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