Arts & Culture

Trace Conger's latest Mr. Finn detective novel is his third in the series. In this one Mr. Finn a Cincinnati based private investigator has been hired by another questionable client. Finn is forced to accept some shady projects because he has lost his PI license and he really needs the income.

Returning for it's second year, Gemfest brings together local artists and musicians to benefit GLSEN Greater Dayton and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley.  Two of the bands, Death by Fetish and ThunderTaker, visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and to talk about the upcoming event.

Gemfest 2016 is Friday, October 7th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "My Delay."

Lori Gravley reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "October Waves."

Dayton LGBT Film Festival

The 11th annual Dayton LGBT Fim Festival takes place at the NEON Movies in downtown Dayton this weekend, Oct 7th - Oct 9th. Feature films, documentaries, and short films highlight this 3-day event.

WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with NEON Manager, Jonathan McNeal to get the details.

MacArthur Foundation

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation announces a series of no-strings attached grants to people they believe are “breaking new ground in areas of public concern.” Included in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is Miami University’s Daryl Baldwin. Daryl and 22 others will each receive $625,000 to further contributions to their respective fields.

 

Sarah Byrn Rickman completes her trilogy of books on the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) with WASP of the Ferry Command: Women Pilots, Uncommon Deeds. Rickman, who first appeared on this program 15 years ago for her first book about WASPs has deep roots in the Dayton community. Rickman was a journalist for many years in Centerville/Washington Township and in this interview she explains how her journalistic endeavors ultimately put her in the position to become intrigued by the WASPs and then to become a dedicated chronicler of their history.

Me & Mountains return with their latest full length album Gold.  Marshall Norman and Tim Collette visited the WYSO studios to talk about the process of writing and recording the album and the upcoming release show.

Me & Mountains will celebrate the release of Gold on Friday, September 30th at Jimmie's Ladder 11. 

With the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience nearing, Five River MetroParks' Brent Anslinger visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about the history of the event and the week's offerings.

The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience is October 1st and 2nd.  More information is available at: http://outdoorx.metroparks.org/

Fresh from the summer festival season, the Mainline Funk visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band spoke with Juliet Fromholt about recording, performing live and more.

The Mainline Funk will host the Funky Turkey Jam on November 26th at One Eyed Jacks.

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