Arts & Culture

The Winding Stream is a documentary that explores the many musical generations of the Carter-Cash family. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with director Beth Harrington about the film ahead of its local screening.

The Winding Stream will screen at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Spring on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm featuring live music from the Corndrinkers. 

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "Stormy Sunlit Afternoon."

Joanna Chattman

Rani Arbo and Dasiy Mayhem stopped by the WYSO studios on their way to Springfield for a performance at Clark State.  The band performed live on Excursions and chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their storied career in American roots music. 

Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem will perform at Clark State Performing Arts Center's Kuss Auditorium on Friday, March 18th.

Dayton Poetry Slam has a long history in the Miami Valley and continues to provide regular slams and open mics for spoken word artists.  Local poets Link, Johnathon and Prophessor X joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about the slam as well as share some poetry live on the air.

Dayton Poetry Slam's next event is a slam on Sunday, March 20th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Kelly Thornton

Brian Keith Wallen fell in love with music at a young age and is now a working musician.  He returned to the WYSO studios, this time for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about his musicial journey, his new album The Stompboard Sessions and more.

Brian Keith Wallen will perform at Spinoza's in Beavercreek on Sunday, March 20th with Noah Wotherspoon.

Lori Gravley reads Haiku by Anna Cates.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "Crows."

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is our community-wide BIG READ selection this year and it was an excellent choice. The author came to Dayton for the kick-off of this year's BIG READ and when you listen to this interview you'll discover how she first found out about the orphan trains (they really existed) and why she decided to write the novel when she did. As it turned out her window of opportunity for conducting interviews with actual orphan train riders was closing fast. There are very few of them still living today.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Regrets."

Performing with numerous Miami Valley bands over the years, Rich Reuter recently released a solo album, The Captain.  Reuter and members of the Great Northern String Band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and conversation with host Juliet Fromholt.

Rich Reuter's album The Captain is available now. https://about.me/richreuter

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