Arts & Culture

Books
11:12 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Book Nook: The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee's ambitious novel "The Surrendered" is a sprawling, cinematic journey across time. Readers are transported to Manchuria in the early 1930's, Korea in the early 1950's, and modern day New Jersey and Italy.

Lee has imagined 3 main characters here , a missionary, a Korean War orphan, and a GI. Their lives become intertwined through tragedy and haunting circumstance. The author is a masterful storyteller. In this interview he describes how he crafted this work and how he chose to become a writer.

Miami Valley StoryCorps
8:00 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Mary M. Morgan & Joy Schwab

"I went out and bought a paper, and there was a cartoon of a crazy woman - hair flying, arms askew - with the announcement: Mary Morgan takes out petitions for Dayton City Commission."

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Books
11:44 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Book Nook: Tree of Sighs, by Lucrecia Guerrero

Lucrecia Guerrero grew up in Nogales, Arizona, right along the border with Mexico. That border land area has always exerted a powerful influence on her writing. Ten years ago she published a collection of short stories, "Chasing Shadows." These otherworldly, atmospheric tales served notice that Guerrero is a writer who possesses extraordinary talent.

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Conrad's Corner: February 25, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem "Transcultural Timbres."

Music
1:33 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

The Fervor on Creating Arise, Great Warrior

The Fervor

Louisville band had been slowing coming together over the years, and now they feel like all of the players are in place.  The band visited the WYSO studios on their way to a show at Dayton's South Park Tavern, and chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording their latest album Arise, Great Warrior and future plans.

The Fervor performed at South Park Tavern on Wenesday, February 23 with the Smug Brothers and the Motel Beds.

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