Arts & Culture

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mac Truck Man."

Jennifer Taylor

Nearly 30 local musicians will gather on the stage of The DAI's Renaissance Auditorium to recreate the historic performances of The Band's The Last Waltz and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original concert, which took place November 25, 1976. Organizer Jeff Opt and musician Dan Hereford joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the upcoming event.

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Crowning Glory."

71 years ago the United States of America made the top secret decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan. The first bomb exploded above the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A short time later a second bomb was detonated over the city of Nagasaki. World War Two ended soon thereafter as Japan surrendered.
 

Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds return to the WYSO studios ahead of the official release of their new album, Record Machine. The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked about the process of recording the album and their plans for the new year.

Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds will celebrate the release of Record Machine on November 19th at Oddbody's.

Far From Eden has evolved from an acoustic duo project to a fully-fledged rock band. With a new EP, Galactic Insurgents, the band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and their plans for 2017.

Far From Eden will perform on November 23rd at Oscar's Bar in Vandalia.

Lori Gravley reads Anna Cates' "Fall Haiku"

In this Book Nook edition we present two different authors presenting two very different books. Call it a Book Nook double header.

Ed Davis

Wright Memorial Public Library is inviting local residents to share their thoughts and reactions to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in an oral history project in the next week. To get the details, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with the Wright Library's Robyn Case, who’s leading the project.

 

"Children of the New World" by Alexander Weinstein is a collection of short stories that will take readers into some incredibly bizarre places. These futuristic tales will make you ponder the price that we pay for all this technology. One comes away wondering: are we the masters of this technology? Or, are we actually the slaves of it?
 

These alternative worlds that Weinstein imagines can be extremely shocking but fortunately he leavens each tale with just enough humor that as we are gasping we are also doing a bit of chuckling, too.

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