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Virginia Heffernan grew up with the Internet. She was on-line before any of us were. In this interview she explains how that happened and how her zealous participation in that strange and sometimes magical world has been a transporting endeavor.

I wanted to interview Virginia when this book first came out last year but I wasn't able to make that happen. Fortunately when books are issued again as paperbacks we obtain second chances to discover them. I persevered. Virginia agreed to an interview.

Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers) visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of his HogJam 2017 performance.  Festival organizer Tony Herdman joined Neel and WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota to talk about the event.

HogJam 2017 is August 25-27th at the VFW Campgrounds in Franklin, Ohio.  More information below:

Old Case Files: History on Trial

Jul 21, 2017
Members of the cast of Old Case Files
Dayton History

Dayton History’s “Old Case Files” opens this Friday at the Old Montgomery County Courthouse in Downtown Dayton.

The story is ripped from the headlines—but not today’s headlines. The cast will be reenacting a murder trial from 1935, when, on Christmas Eve, a former police officer shot a man five times at the postal telegram office on 3rd Street in Dayton. To at least one passer-by, it seemed pretty cold blooded.  

Janeal Ravndal reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Our Secret"

The 2017 Bootlegger's Reunion is a celebration of American music in all its forms; Bluegrass, Newgrass and so much more. To preview the festival Scott Lee and Nick and Randy Lawson performed live acoustic sets.  They were joined by festival organizer John Snyder who talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the overall event.

The 2017 Bootlegger's Reunion is July 28 and 29 at the VFW Campgrounds in Franklin, Ohio.  More details below.

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "The Last Ride."

Don't you love it when somebody has the good grace to go out at the top of their game? It can be depressing to watch former star performers embarrassing themselves because they didn't know when to quit. We have all seen them, the baseball players who strike out on pitches they used to hit or the lead singer who wrote the lyric "I hope I die before I get old" still out there on stage 50 years later gamely strumming away. Some writers keep plodding along, putting out books long after inspiration has faded.

Lori Gravley reads Rita Coleman's poem, "Wounded Heart"

This book is the debut in a new crime fiction series set in Columbus. Roxane Weary is a private eye with lots of issues. Her dad was a hard drinking cop who died recently while fighting crime. The two of them didn't get along. His sudden death has left his daughter with unresolved "Daddy" issues. He drank a lot. So does she. Her love life is a mess, too. Her father's demise has even served to complicate that aspect of her existence. Business is bad.

Sharon Lane, Rich Reuter, Kyleen Downes, and Tim Pritchard joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt live in the WYSO studios for a preview of the 2017 Miami Valley Music Fest.  

Miami Valley Music Fest is July 21 and 22 at the Troy Eagles Campground.  More information below:

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