Conrad Balliet visits Excursions to share poetry and music with Niki Dakota. They discuss the high quality and quantity of the poetry by writers in the Miami Valley and invite listeners to an upcoming poetry reading in Conrad's honor at Wittenberg University.
Dayton-area blues prodigy Reece Lincoln stops by Excursions for a special Veterans Day acoustic performance.
Lincoln, who began playing guitar at 8 years old, has developed into a must-see local live attraction. His band, the Reece Lincoln Band, is well known for its fiery gospel- and blues-soaked stage performances, and has been featured everywhere from Dayton stages to the CBS Early Show.
Dave Doughman and Don Thrasher of Swearing at Motorists have a long history with WYSO. For their first visit to Kaleidoscope, Doughman performs acoustic renditions of their songs and the duo discuss their upcoming show at Canal Street Tavern.
Engraving depicting the Harpers Ferry insurrection
Credit Library of Congress
One quiet autumn morning the United States was suddenly attacked by a small band of determined men inspired by a charismatic religious fanatic. The emotional response by the entire country to an unprovoked raid, which caused the deaths of innocent civilians, lead the United States to war. The year was 1859, the place was Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and the leader was John Brown.
David Lee Garrison joins Conrad Balliet in the WYSO studios to talk about their common background in traditional verse. They talk about different styles of poetry and how writing in rhyme can be liberating. Garrison shares examples of several types of poems and talks about what inspired each.