Arts & Culture

Actor and comedian Tim Meadows joins WYSO Music Director live in the studio on Excursions for a conversation about his career, musical inspiration and more.

Tim Meadows will perform at Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton on October 2nd and 3rd.

courtesy of Five Rivers Metroparks

The Midwest Outdoor Experience is two days of FUN. All kind of outdoor activities, competitions, music, craft beer and more! There is something for the budding weekend warrior to the hardcore outdoor enthusiast. This is one of the largest festivals celebrating the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest. It is today and tomorrow at Eastwood Metropark.

Steve Bennish is a great photographer. During his third visit to the program we talked about his third published collection of black and white photographs. His subjects are the residents of Dayton, Ohio. I like the challenges presented in trying to describe images, in making them come to life for you through your radios. When we are doing this well we are creating indelible images in your minds. Sounds becoming visions. Words making pictures. Steve Bennish knows his way around a camera. Click on this interview and see if anything flashes for you.

David Garrison reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Babel."

Local filmmaker and photographer Jennifer Taylor and musician and filmmaker Tim Gebard visit the WYSO studio to talk about their collaboration, The Fall League.  The film tells the story of a senior citizens softball league and is gaining national attention.  Tim and his son Aaron also performed music from the film live in the WYSO studios.

Ahead of their performance at GenFest, McGuff and the Dumpster Fires visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about finding their genre-spanning sound, writing, recording and more.

McGuff and the Dumpster Fires will perform at Gem Fest on Saturday, October 3rd, at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

On August 9, 1974 Richard M. Nixon resigned from the office of President of the United States. It was that, or be impeached. Nixon flew off to California in disgrace.

I had been fascinated with Dick Nixon long before that. Perhaps it was his notorious Checkers speech during the 1950’s that first got my attention? There was just something about him. In 1960 when he ran against John F. Kennedy and lost we had the black and white images of Dick Nixon debating JFK on television. Nixon had a five o’clock shadow and he seemed to be perspiring profusely. Meanwhile Kennedy was calm.

Steve Broidy reads Robert Brimm's poem, "It's Only Darkness."

Bill Coperthwaite was a most unusual fellow. This beautiful book is a tribute to this very unique and special individual. Listen to the interview and you'll hear what I'm talking about.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Light Year."