Geraldine Brooks has made a seemingly seamless transition from her previous career as a foreign correspondent to her present occupation of novelist.
Brooks visited the Book Nook in early September, 2001 to talk about her first historical novel "Year of Wonders." She returns to discuss her latest effort, "Caleb's Crossing." This book is based on the true story of a Wampanoag Indian who graduated from Harvard College during the 17th century.
Much like this previous release, Lo-fi Movement, Kris N's new album was recorded at home. Prior to recording the songs that would become Heartscarf, he recorded two other albums worth of material but decided that the current songs were the right ones to release.
Kris N returned to the WYSO studios to perform tracks from Heartscarf live and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording in the moment and the idea of the heart scarf, which was conceptualized with visual artist Cherry Fullam. Heartscarf will be released on June 24th via Poptek Records.
“When I play on the street corner, I’m trying my best to tug at someone’s heartstrings, to bring them back to a love that they remember or a love that they had. It’s to inspire and give away my love, ‘cause I love Dayton. We shootin’ kinda bad right now, but we will come back.”
Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a war correspondent for the New York Times. He was part of an investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting.
Hedges reported from war zones in Africa, the Middle East, Central America, and the Balkans. He knows the horrors of war. His first book, "War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning" is one of the most powerful anti-war manifestoes of the last decade. Hedges appeared in the Book Nook when that book was published and he returned for another visit when it was reissued in paperback.
Since their performance with Kelley Deal during Record Store Day, the Buffalo Killers have been busy putting the final touches on their new album, 3. After the record is released locally in July, the band will embark on a West Coast tour. Zach Gabbard, Andy Gabbard and Joseph Sebaali braved spring tornados in Southern Ohio to visit the WYSO studios and perform several live tracks as well as preview a song from 3.
The Buffalo Killers will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Friday, May 27th.