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Alan Furst is often cited as the current master of the historical spy novel. I just read his latest, "A Hero of France," and I was shocked. His last several books have been fabulous. This new one is a real dud. Perhaps his bright star is dimming? I hope not.

Ladyfest Dayton returns to the Yellow Cab building in September, but preparations for the festival are already underway, including several benefit shows throughout the summer. Ladyfest organizers visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the festival and its partner events on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by local spoke word performers Represent and rock band Jasper the Colossal, both of whom performed live on the air.

Myrtle Beach based band Treehouse visited the WYSO studios ahead of their appearance at the Fourth Annual Festival of Fire in Bellefontaine.  The band performed live on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota, who was also joined by festival organizers.

The Fourth Annual Festival of Fire is July 1st and 2nd in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Conrad Balliet reads Stella Ling's poem, "C Minor."

How Ohio Became An Epicenter for A Capella

Jun 27, 2016
Camp A Capella, Wright State University
courtesy of Brody McDonald

Many people here know the high school pop a capella group 11th Hour—their appearance on NBC’s The Sing Off and their success at competitions.  At their peak, choral director Brody McDonald chose a different road for this group that paved the way for the national Camp A Capella at Wright State this week.  Culture Couch producer David Seitz looks into how Brody McDonald helped make Ohio an epicenter for pop a capella.

In 1935 the city of Detroit, Michigan was in the grip of the Great Depression. Unemployment was high and many of the city's residents were barely getting by. There were some things that happened that year in Detroit that gave the residents something to cheer about. 1935 was a great year for sports in the Motor City.

1935 was the year that the Detroit Tigers won a baseball championship, the Detroit Lions were football champions, the Detroit Red Wings were the hockey champions and a boxer from Detroit named Joe Louis was on his way to becoming the heavyweight boxing champion.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mary."

Performing as Triad, Jamie Murrell, Andy Holquist and Cori Fettig combine jazz, folk, blues and garage rock influences for a unique performance combining original material and their own spin on the classics.  The band, joined by Larry Halpern on organ, visited the WYSO studios for an interview and live performance on Kaleidoscope.

Triad will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on July 28th.

An anthropologist from Indiana travels to Utah to do some research. Shortly after he arrives he is abducted by a cult that has forged their own secret society in a ghost town. This researcher, his name is Norman, then becomes a member of this group that resides in the ruins of a place they call Jacobyville.

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse

This week on Excursions, a live performance from the young, talented stars of the new Yellow Springs Kids’ Playhouse production Alice, Although. Niki Dakota also sits down with the production’s director, AnnMarie Saunders, and Ara Beal, artistic director of YSKP.

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