Arts & Culture

Performing under the name Levee, Bernardo Lopez and Joe Atkinson visited the WYSO studio for a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  They talked to host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, finding their sound and upcoming shows and recordings.  

Levee will perform at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati on Thursday, February 22. They'll also perform at a house show in Cincinnati on March 2. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/Levee513/

Simon Sebag Montefiore is one of those rare writers who excels at both fiction and non-fiction. The last time I had him on the program it was for his epic history of the Romanov dynasty. The final czar, Nicholas II, died one century ago, along with his family, at the hands of Bolshevik assassins. With this centennial year underway we talked about the Romanovs for a bit as we began our conversation about Simon's new novel "Red Sky at Noon."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem "Without Straight Lines."

Julie Moore reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Lattes for Two"

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Florida Boy 1969"

Moonbeau
Jeff Lyon

Claire Muenchen and Christian Gough combine indie pop and 80s synth performing as Moonbeau.  The duo visited the WYSO studios to share their latest singles on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording, upcoming gigs and more.

Moonbeau will perform at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati on February 17 and in Columbus at Rumba Cafe on February 23.

Hundreds of cassette tapes are filed away in drawers in my office. These are author interviews I recorded years ago when cassette tapes were still considered to be a perfectly respectable way to preserve sound. As I scan the names on the tapes I am often puzzled to encounter unfamiliar names. I'm sure if I listened to these mysterious authors I would say, oh, that's right, I remember this interview. I used to do 4 or 5 interviews every week and sometimes it could become a blur.

Team Void joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions ahead of their appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade.  The band performed songs from their upcoming EP, Cursed to Rock the Living and talked with Dakota about their luncha-rock roots.

Team Void will perform at the 2018 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.  More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/124156044796102/

Elizabeth Berg had had enough. She was tired of reading bad news and hearing about things that were upsetting. She wanted to feel good and to think pleasant thoughts. So she sat down and wrote a thoroughly charming, feel-good book, "The Story of Alfred Truluv."

Arthur, her protagonist is a pleasant older man, a widower who is grieving for his wife. Most days he heads over to the graveyard where his wife is interred and has lunch with her. He talks to her. He even talks to some of the other people who have been laid to rest there. Arthur is lonely. The woman who lives next door to him seems interested in him. She's alone, too. Arthur isn't sure if he is ready to get involved in a new relationship. His late wife is still the center of his world.

On February 8, 1958, WYSO went on the air on the Antioch College campus.  As the station kicks off a year of 60th anniversary celebrations, WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis joined Niki Dakota in the studio live on Excursions to talk about the station's founding and history.

You can record a birthday greeting for WYSO. Learn more here: http://wyso.org/record-birthday-greeting-wyso

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