Arts & Culture

Wendy Gamber is a professor of history at Indiana University. She was spending a lot of time poring over Indiana newspaper archives from the mid to late 19th century and she kept seeing a particular name being cited in numerous articles. A woman named Mrs. Clem was the subject of extensive newspaper coverage in the Indianapolis region for a number of years. Gamber was struck by the frequency of those mentions and she decided to investigate further.

Jennifer Hambrick reads her poem, "Baby Buggy Boogie Woogie."

The early history of New England is filled with stories about the interactions that took place between the native peoples who were the original residents of the region and the European settlers who were in the process of dislodging the original inhabitants and taking their lands.

Lori Gravley reads Audrey Hackett's poem, "More Questions Than Questions."

The Slackers visited the WYSO studios ahead of their Dayton performance for an acoustic set live on Excursions.  The band chatted with Niki Dakota about their 25 years as a band, their travels and more.

The Slackers will perform on Thursday, September 22nd at Rock Star Pro Arena on East Third Street in Dayton.

Formerly the Midwest Outdoor Expo, the 2016 Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience will once again bring together outdoor living and great music at Eastwood MetroParks.  Five Rivers MetroParks' Lucy Sanchez joined Niki Dakota live on Excursions to preview the event.

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

Ibex is the new full length album from Hexadiode.  The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and arranging the album, the upcoming release show and more.

Hexadiode will celebrate the release of Ibex on Saturday, September 24th at Cloverdale in downtown Dayton.

J. Allen Laack

Wheatley Matthews returned to Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of his new album, Taken the Wrong Way.  He performed a live, acoustic set in the WYSO studios and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of writing and recording the album, his upcoming tour, and more.

Wheatley Matthews with celebrate the release of Taken the Wrong Way on Saturday, September 24th at the Oregon Express.

The new novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez is quite different from his previous books. In his latest effort "The Skinny Years" Sanchez has mined his memories of being a young Cuban immigrant living in Miami during the 1960's. While this fiction has some elements of autobiography they primarily serve to make this story ring true. Sanchez was there and his protagonist, a youth with the nickname of "Skinny" is slowly becoming a man. We follow Skinny's adventures over a ten year period.
 

Clean Up Dayton 2016 is the third community clean up effort being lead by Dayton Inspires.  This year's effort will focus on East Third Street.  Zack Silver of Dayton Inspires and Brian Fowls of Keep Montgomery County Beautiful visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about the upcoming day of service.

Clean Up Dayton 2016 is Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 3pm.  More information is at: https://daytoninspires.com/clean-up/

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