Arts & Culture

Books
11:37 am
Mon December 27, 2010

Book Nook: Euphemania - Our Love Affair with Euphemisms, Ralph Keyes (Part 2)

In the second part of my interview with Ralph Keyes we discuss why we do it - why we use so many euphemisms. We have some very good reasons and some bad ones.

We say and hear euphemisms every day. They enhance our conversations but they also can disguise what we really are trying to say.

Ralph Keyes is the author of 16 books. A graduate of Antioch College, Keyes hosted a music show on WYSO back in 1962. He is on the board of the Antioch Writer's Workshop. He lives in Yellow Springs.

Holiday
3:48 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

The 2012 WYSO Holiday Special

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user Jo Naylor

Spring Early, a short story by Scott Geisel, that appears in the newly released anthology Christmas Stories from Ohio. Read by Mary Donahoe. Also available here.

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Holiday
3:27 pm
Fri December 24, 2010

Spring Early, by Scott Geisel

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"Spring Early", a short story by Yellow Springs writer Scott Geisel, that appears in the newly released anthology Christmas Stories from Ohio,  published by Kent State University Press. It appears alongside stories by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, James Thurber and many other Ohio writers.

 

The story is read by Mary Donahoe, a long time Yellow Springs resident and a teacher-arts professor at Wright State University for many years.

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Miami Valley StoryCorps
8:00 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Carol Roberts & Jennifer Muhlencamp

“My grandmother had a clock that chimed the hours and it kept me awake, and then I could hear them talking and it was like duh duh duh duh now you know the truth.”

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Conrad's Corner: December 21, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Terry Hermsen's poem, "Solstice."

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