Arts & Culture

Peter James returned to the program to talk about his latest crime novel in his series featuring the English cop Roy Grace. In this latest offering, "Love Me Dead," Roy is trying to track down a woman who has been marrying rich men and then killing them. This Black Widow character has been trolling the internet searching for her victims. She's so busy that as the book opens she is preparing to kill one husband while she is already weaving her web to trap the next one.

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Bach in the DC Subway."

Members of the St. Louis-based Pono AM joined Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of their performance at new Dayton venue The Hive.  The show will actually be the first appearance for Pono AM's lineup; the band talked about this and more on their Excursions appearance.

Pono AM will perform at the Hive on Wayne Avenue in downtown Dayton on Saturday, November 5th.

Comics Have Come a Long Way Since Blondie and Dagwood

Nov 4, 2016

Say the word cartoonist and most of us picture someone like Charles Schulz or Garry Trudeau drawing on one of those slanted tables. Those working in the comic arts today have options far beyond pen and ink, but while some cartoonists have fully embraced digital technologies, others have faithfully remained traditional. Community Voices producer Will Davis introduces us to two local artists with very different styles.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "A Place on Earth."

Freakquency made their WYSO debut with a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about their formation, writing, recording and more.

Learn more about Freakquency's upcoming EP and tour here: https://www.facebook.com/freakismuzic

This Saturday, director John Cameron Mitchell will appear at the Neon in Dayton for a special screening of his film Short Bus.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Johnathan McNeal from the Neon about the event, which will include live director's commentary from Mitchell.

Short Bus will screen at the Neon with live director's commentary on Saturday, November 5th.  More information here: www.neonmovies.com

Hosted by the RPG Academy Podcast, AcadeCon is a celebration of tabletop gaming, the people who create the games and the people who enjoy them.  Podcaster and event organizer Michael Ross joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about the event and being an ambassador for the hobby.

AcadeCon 2016 is November 11-13th at the Dayton Convention Center.  More information at: http://theacadecon.com/

When Harry Haskell was a boy he had heard about the letters. Harry's grandfather was also named Harry Haskell and he had received the letters from the woman who would become his second wife. She was Katharine Wright-they were love letters she had written to Harry Haskell's grandfather. Harry's sisters told him he probably would not be interested in what they considered to be mushy letters. He didn't read them until he was an adult.
 

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "In Praise of Children Who Don't Listen."

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