Arts & Culture

We live in an affluent consumer society. Many of us have too much stuff and we are obtaining more of it with every passing day. Is your stuff becoming an issue for you? Do you feel like perhaps your life could be better with much less?

Rose Lounsbury got to a point in which she realized that she had too much stuff and that it was having a negative impact on the quality of her life. She decided to do something about that.

David Garrison reads Kathy Fagan's poem, "Cottonwood."

David Garrison reads Debbie Walker's poem, "Let Autumn Come"

The Irish writer Maeve Binchy passed through Dayton on book tour in 1999. Maeve and her husband Gordon Snell came out to Yellow Springs for a live interview in our studios. During that conversation she explained that she had never come to America before on a book tour because some health issues had been preventing it.

Back in 1999 Mike Wallace appeared on the program to discuss the first volume of his massive history of New York City. That book ended with the year 1898. Wallace was the co-author of that work. It is a massive volume and was highly praised. The book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Serendipity"

Elenore + the Elephant
Gary Mitchell

As Elenore + The Elephant prepare to release their debut EP, the band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope. They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, writing and recording the album, and more.

Elenore + the Elephant will celebrate the releaese of their EP on Thursday, December 7 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Songwriter Tia McGraff has spent 2017 touring in support of her latest album, Crazy Beautiful, and she'll wrap up her most recent Excursion with a performance at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  McGraff spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt by phone ahead of her local appearance and talked about her experiences on the road, writing and publishing her first children's book, and more.

Tia McGraff will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Sunday, December 10. Learn more at https://www.tiamcgraff.com/shows

"Righteous" by Joe Ide

Joe Ide returned to the program to talk about his second book in a series that features a fearless sleuth named I.Q. In his first book, the eponymous "I.Q.," we learned the back story of this young man who investigates crimes in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Los Angeles. He had been devoted to his older brother and after his brother was killed in a traffic accident that tragedy left the younger brother devastated and alone.

Dayton International Peace Museum

Each year the Dayton International Peace Museum holds a luncheon to honor the winner of the Nobel Peace and celebrate work toward peace in the local and international community.  Sinclair Professor of Sociology Kathy Rowell, who will serve as keynote speaker, and Kevin Kelly from the Dayton International Peace Museum joined Excursions host Niki Dakota in the WYSO studio to talk about the event.

The Dayton International Peace Museum's Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon is Saturday, December 9 at Sinclair Community College's Ponitz Center.

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