Arts & Culture

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Your Purple Scarf."

Herb Martin reads his poem, "A Snake In The Yard."

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This summer Project Jericho, a non-profit housed at Clark State in Springfield, hosted a free arts camp for local youth. They hired professional artists from around the country to teach.

Janeal Ravndal reads Joy Schwab's poems, "Fortress" and "Family Secrets."

Tod Weidner and Ruckus Roboticus
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Dayton native Ruckus Roboticus recently released his latest full-length album, Phantom of the Disco, and visited the WYSO studios ahead of a hometown album release celebration.  He chatted with Excursions fill-in host Tod Weidner about the release and shared a few songs from it.

Ruckus Roboticus will celebrate the release of Phantom of the Disco on Thursday, August 13th at Hole In the Wall in downtown Dayton.

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Daniel Dye and the Miller Road band make a return visit to Kaleidoscope for a live set and interview ahead of their Madden Road Music Festival in Mutual, Ohio.  The band introduced some new members and talked about their progress over the past year as well as some upcoming projects.

The Madden Road Music Festival is Saturday, August 15th.

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with High on Fire on the front cover and Murs on the back cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at

David McCullough's latest book about those flying brothers from Dayton, Ohio is one of the best selling non-fiction titles of 2015. So how was I able to get an interview with him? Do you think it was easy? It was not. Fortunately, I had several things going in my favor for this one. First off I contacted his publicist months before the book's publication and asked about an interview. I explained that I have interviewed David before for his biography of John Adams. His publicist mentioned that David would be coming to Dayton for an event. These were positive developments.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem "Charm."

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Fort Ord 1944."