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Terrapin Moon returned to the WYSO studio in the midst of festival season for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming gigs including a performance at the Springfield Gourmet Food Truck Rally.

Terrapin Moon will perform at the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Rally on August 12 at Veteran's Park.  More information at: https://springfieldfoodtruck.com/

We are living in the age of the "selfie." Some of us are self-absorbed. President Trump epitomizes the "selfie" lifestyle. It's really all about him. This is the perfect moment for a humorous novel featuring a protagonist who is dealing with all the stress and pressure of modern life and not handling it too well.

"Who is Rich" by Matthew Klam is set during the summer of 2012. That seems like a zillion years ago. Barack Obama was running for re-election and his opponent was Mitt Romney. In retrospect those seem like innocent times.

Local Tattoo Artist Embraces The Stories Behind The Ink

Jul 25, 2017
Chad Wells is the owner of Wells & Co. Custom Tattoos in Dayton’s Fire Blocks District
George Drake Jr. / WYSO

Tattoos have become a major part of our culture, and with over 20,000 tattoo parlors in the U.S. alone, tattooing has become a billion-dollar industry. But it’s the stories behind the ink that interested Community Voices Producer George Drake, Jr. and he went to Dayton to learn about some of them.

If someone gets a tattoo, chances are there’s a story.

Miami Valley native Alex Turner has been living and performing music in China for four years, including a stint with rock band Carsick Cars. As part of a visit home to Yellow Springs, Turner visited the WYSO studios to sit in with Niki Dakota on Excursions.  They spoke about Turner's musical career, and he shared a sampling of modern Chinese indie rock. 

Virginia Heffernan grew up with the Internet. She was on-line before any of us were. In this interview she explains how that happened and how her zealous participation in that strange and sometimes magical world has been a transporting endeavor.

I wanted to interview Virginia when this book first came out last year but I wasn't able to make that happen. Fortunately when books are issued again as paperbacks we obtain second chances to discover them. I persevered. Virginia agreed to an interview.

Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers) visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of his HogJam 2017 performance.  Festival organizer Tony Herdman joined Neel and WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota to talk about the event.

HogJam 2017 is August 25-27th at the VFW Campgrounds in Franklin, Ohio.  More information below:

Old Case Files: History on Trial

Jul 21, 2017
Members of the cast of Old Case Files
Dayton History

Dayton History’s “Old Case Files” opens this Friday at the Old Montgomery County Courthouse in Downtown Dayton.

The story is ripped from the headlines—but not today’s headlines. The cast will be reenacting a murder trial from 1935, when, on Christmas Eve, a former police officer shot a man five times at the postal telegram office on 3rd Street in Dayton. To at least one passer-by, it seemed pretty cold blooded.  

Janeal Ravndal reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Our Secret"

The 2017 Bootlegger's Reunion is a celebration of American music in all its forms; Bluegrass, Newgrass and so much more. To preview the festival Scott Lee and Nick and Randy Lawson performed live acoustic sets.  They were joined by festival organizer John Snyder who talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the overall event.

The 2017 Bootlegger's Reunion is July 28 and 29 at the VFW Campgrounds in Franklin, Ohio.  More details below.

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "The Last Ride."

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