Arts & Culture

Almost twenty years ago Leonard Shlain made his first appearance on the program. Dr. Shlain came through the area on book tour for "The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image." Our conversation that afternoon clearly made an impact with listeners. To this day I still hear from people who heard the interview and were intrigued by it.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Chicory."

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Jahrzeit."

Army of Infants returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording their new album DNA, upcoming gigs, and more.

Army of Infants' latest album DNA is available now. The band will perform at Northside Yacht Club in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 21 and at Comet on October 28. 

Rent Romus
photo by Nick Chao

Ahead of their appearance at Columbus' Vessel Festival, Rent Romus' Deciduous project visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about developing their upcoming album.

Learn more about the Deciduous and their upcoming album here: http://www.romus.net/deciduous.html

As I am interviewing authors I am always trying to think of the best questions to ask them. I want to keep things fresh and that can be a challenge. A number of years ago I interviewed C-Span's Brian Lamb. As the host of that network's Book TV program Lamb has distinguished himself as one of the best prepared author interviewers around. Like me, he's accustomed to being the one who is asking the questions. He seemed slightly uncomfortable with having that role reversed.

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Remember Blessing."

Loudon Wainwright III has spent the past half century writing and performing songs that range from whimsical to confessional to downright silly. This clever man possesses a brilliant wit. His distinctive voice continues to entertain, provoke, and amuse. Now that voice has been transferred to the pages of a candid memoir called "Liner Notes."

Josh Krajcik
Red Generation Photography

Songwriter Josh Krajcik visited the WYSO studios ahead of his performance in Clifton.  He gave a musical preview live on Excrusions and chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota.

Josh Krajcik will perform at Clifton Opera House on September 15 at 7pm

Jeff Opt returned to the WYSO studios to update Niki Dakota about upcoming fall events at the Yellow Cab Tavern including food truck rallies, live music including Nashville based Tim Easton on September 21st, and more.