Arts & Culture

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "His Other Daughter."

Julie Moore reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "68th Anniversary."

Gilly’s Jazz in Dayton is having a halloween themed music extravaganza presented by Louis Wood Jr, also known as DJ MisterKid, who is joined us in the WYSO studios to talk about the event. We were also joined by Musician Alex Dahle, who is on the lineup for the Halloween show at Gilly’s. Tune in to hear Alex play a couple of songs for us and for him to talk about his previous band, Freefall Theory, and the music scene in Tipp City.

Following the economic downturn of 2008 Samuel Fromartz found that his opportunities to continue to earn his living as a freelance writer were dwindling. Undaunted, he turned his problem into an opportunity. Fromartz had a long standing interest in baking bread. In this interview he describes how he soon found himself in Paris searching for the best loaves, the tastiest baguettes that he could discover. He ate a lot of bread while he was in France. Later on he went there again to observe a baker who was making loaves the way they used to be made many centuries ago. 

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Route 4."

Some of us read horror novels because we want to feel scared without having to worry about our fears. Then there's a genre of novels that are so gnarly and tough that they could make  readers scream. Our screams would be sympathetic ones because the characters in these stories can elicit our emotions. As they go about the gritty business of their tattered lives we might feel like screaming just to release some of the tensions these tales can build up. Sometimes life isn't pretty. We know that. That's why we read books about these kinds of things.

WYSO has aired lots of different kinds of music in its 56-year history, but folk music, the soundtrack of the 1960s, is particularly well represented in our audio archives. Students and volunteers recorded many folk concerts and festivals at Antioch College and elsewhere over the decades. Various members of the Seeger family - perhaps the most prominent family in American folk music in the late 20th century - are found frequently in our collection.

Hazy and the Rugged Child combine elements of rock and roll, r&b, jazz and more into their own unique "mash-up" style of music.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set and talked with Kaleidoscope Juliet Fromholt about finding their sound, performing live and more.

Hazy and the Rugged Child will perform at a benefit show on October 26th at Halloween Express.

Epic-Con Ohio combines elements of sci-fi, horror, wrestling, gaming, and car shows for a two-day convention in downtown Dayton.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Epic Con promoter Sheri Yarbrough about the upcoming event.

Epic Con is October 24 and 25th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Janeal Ravndal reads Aimee Noel's poem, "Baking Uranium."

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