Arts & Culture

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Luz Bones."

Gem City Roller Derby teams Snark Attack and Murder Squad in a pack at the last bout of the year.
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Roller derby is not for the faint of heart. It’s a contact sport—players  shove, throw elbows and fall. Here in the Miami Valley the Gem City Roller Derby league holds games all year round. Community Voices producer Kijin Higashibaba went to one and met a player who uses lessons from derby in her life.

Joy Schwab reads her poem, "Dancer."

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Dispatches from the Front Line."

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with a dual cover featuring Lambchop and Beach Slang is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

2016 marked the Sunset Junkies' 10th anniversary, and the release of the band's new album, Dragon Tooth. Sunset Junkies visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the new album, celebrating their anniversary and the what's next in 2017.

Sunset Junkies will perform on January 7th at the Oregon Express in Dayton.

JayMay will be embarking on a tour for her Fallin' Like Snow holiday album that will bring her to Cloverdale in Dayton.  She spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the album, the upcoming tour and more.

JayMay will perform at Cloverdale in Dayton as part of the 4th Annual Magical Evening of Acoustic Songs and Storytelling on December 17th.

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Once Upon a Time."

Some people assume that I know a lot about farming because I'm from Iowa. I don't. I'm a city boy and for me cattle and cornfields were mostly just a passing blur as my parents sped along the interstate highway. Years later I conducted a lot of market research for the agricultural industry. I interviewed hundreds of farmers. That experience helped me to become a better interviewer but the things I learned about farming were mostly related to the way agriculture is now being conducted in America with monoculture crop rotations; corn, then soybeans. Herbicides. Pesticides.

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poems, "Hannah" and "If We Are Mindful."