Arts & Culture

Channeling Delta blues and rock and roll, Barstool Brown and the Barstools have a complex, energetic sound that's hard to stand still to.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and more.

Barstool Brown and the Barstool will perform live at Canal Public House on Friday, July 10th and at South Park Tavern on Saturday, July 11th.

Janeal Ravndal reads Aimee Noel's poem, "Swift Water."

For Cricketbows' newest full-length album Diamonds is named for the Cincinnati studio where the band recorded.  The band shared live versions of the album's songs and discussed its recording on their most recent visit to the WYSO studios.

Cricketbows will perform at Blind Bob's on July 28th, on August 1st as part of Miami Valley Music Fest and will do a Monday night residency at Jimmie's Ladder 11 in August.

courtesy of Antioch College

In this special presentation of highlights from Antioch College’s 2015 commencement ceremony, you'll hear reflections in words and music from graduating students, alumni, community members and commencement speaker Dr. Clarence Jones. 

David Garrison reads Matthew Birdsall's poem, "Behavioral Health Services."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Fickle Hate."

About ten years ago Lynne Truss published a book called "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation." The book was a smash hit, a best-seller, and ever since then I have wanted to interview her. I thought it would probably never happen. But I never gave up and suddenly I heard that she had a new book out and that she was actually on tour in the US. This was a rare opportunity because her books always come out in the United Kingdom but they don't always find US publishers. And she hardly ever tours the US. I could not pass this chance up.

The DAI is offering a look back at the World Wars this summer, with the special exhibitions Call to Duty: World War Posters, and Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered, Photographs by Jane Alden Stevens. It features more than 80 original war posters from World War I and World War II and some huge photographs. This is opening tomorrow on The Fourth of July.

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Notabene."

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Modern families come in many variations. Youth Radio producer Jessye Beck Stones says that her family started as a blended family. Jessye and her half -brother Emerie feel lucky because in their home they have formed a loving family bond. She gets angry when adults assume that black fathers are not active in raising their children.