Arts & Culture

Robin Yocum grew up in a small eastern Ohio town known as Brilliant. What remains of the place is still there but the glass factory that gave Brilliant a name closed down long ago. Brilliant has become just another one of those formerly prosperous Rust Belt communities.

Janeal Ravndal reads Carol Stoner's poem, "Sediment."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "On Earth."

As we count down the final days of Barack Obama's last term in office we can take a moment to reflect on what has transpired over the past eight years. How has America changed? What has gotten better? What has actually gotten worse?

Wittenberg professor Julius Bailey reflects on some of these matters in his new book "Racial Realities and Post-Racial Dreams - the Age of Obama and Beyond." Has the the election of our first black president helped us to move beyond racism? Or, have our racial issues simply been more painfully apparent?

Conrad Balliet reads "The Promise" and "My Heart Is Really Bad" by Marietta Ball.

A mainstay in the local music community, Brown Street Breakdown is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of Hanks for the Memories, a new full length album.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their collective history, the new album and more.

Brown Street Breakdown will celebrate the release of Hanks for the Memories on Saturday, April 24th at Spinoza's in Beavercreek.

Terrapin Moon returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about their newly revamped lineup, upcoming shows and more.

Terrapin Moon will perform at the Rock the Farm Festival in St. Paris, Ohio on Saturday, April 30th. 

Musician and dancer Evie Ladin is getting ready to release a new album in May with her trio.  Ladin, who used to dance with Dayton's Rhythm in Shoes, chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota ahead of the band's performance in St. Paris.

Evie Ladin will perform in St. Paris, Ohio as part of the Possum Hollow Log Cabin Series on April 23rd.

Conrad Balliet reads Mary Jo White's poem, " Why Poetry?"

Filling The Gaps Between Logs The Traditional Way

Apr 20, 2016
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Renee Wilde has been fascinated by a log cabin being rebuilt near her house. She did some research and discovered an old tradition of using some pretty creative materials to fill the gaps between the logs.

I’m at Indian Mound Reserve outside of Cedarville. I’m here because I wanted to get closer.  I’d been driving by this park watching the progress of an old log cabin being rebuilt. So, today I’m on my way down from the parking lot to visit the site. I run into Joe and Mike who’ve come up from Cincinnati

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