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Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poem, "Just Business"

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Serendipity"

Behind the Scenes at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

May 19, 2017
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is home to extensive collection of artifacts from around the world
Renee Wilde / WYSO

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, nestled in a beautiful stretch of public parks that mark the confluence of the Stillwater and Great Miami Rivers, is a popular destination for families to learn about science and the natural world. But many Miami Valley residents are unaware that behind the scenes, the museum has an extensive collection of artifacts from around the world. Community Voices producer Renee Wilde takes us there.

David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

Ignite the Rest is the first full length album from R. Ring and collects both new material and some previously released songs.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of their late spring tour and performed live on Kaleidoscope.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of recording the album and more.

R. Ring's May Tour begins May 18th.  Find full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/465578583780822/

After a quick visit home, Cincinnati-based duo Lung is back on the road in support of their debut album, Bottom of the Barrel.  The band stopped by the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about life as touring musicians, recording the album and more.

Lung will perform at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton on June 29th. 

Janeal Ravndal reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Reef Walker."

What Keeps the Guitar Man Strumming

May 16, 2017
Jim McCutcheon has taught guitar to generations of local families
George Drake Jr. / WYSO

When Jim McCutcheon goes on vacation, he’ll most likely bring his guitar along. Not simply as entertainment for when there’s downtime, but because it’s an extension of who he is. Jim’s been a musical fixture in Dayton since 1978 -- he teaches guitar classes to people of all ages, he’s released two children’s albums, and has several awards to his name. On May 17th he’s adding another one -- the Governor's Award in the Arts for arts education. Culture Couch producer George Drake, Jr. spent time with him to find out what keeps him going.

Every day I try to learn something new. Hopefully this process will keep my mind sharp-I plan to continue doing it. In 1994 I conducted what was to become my first interview in what would later be known as "The Book Nook." It wasn't actually a show yet. It was just my first interview with an author. After I had conducted a few more author interviews at random times on random days during the music program that I was hosting every weekday on WYSO I thought that I had better come up with a name for the interview segments. I started calling it "The Book Nook on Afternoon Excursions."

Dayton International Festival

A World A’Fair is celebrating its 44th year in 2017. The annual event is a celebration of "the different cultures that have made the Dayton area what it is today."  There are 32 countries or ethnicities taking part in the all-weekend event, which has become one of the city's biggest festivals.  

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Dayton International Festival Treasurer, Wayne Gulden, talks about the work that Miami Valley residents put into the cultural festival.

 

 

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