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Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Driving in Search of Spiritual Experience"

The Library of America is a non-profit publisher that is devoted to the preservation of great American writing. This collection of material spanning from the early 1960's up to the present day tracks the explosion of numerous dynamic musical expressions that have swept across our nation over the last half century.

This volume opens with liner notes written by the late Nat Hentoff for Bob Dylan's second album. Four of the fifty writers featured in this collection, including Hentoff, have appeared on this radio show over the years.

Janeal Ravndal reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Harmony."

Sponsored by Ohio Humanities, the annual summer event known as Ohio Chautauqua brings history to life for audiences in various communities around the state. The Village of Clifton will host the event from June 13 - 17, 2017.

To hear details on the event listen to the WYSO Weekend interview below with Clifton Village Mayor, Alex Bieri, and check out the history of Ohio Chautauqua.

From Ohio Humanities:

Dave Williamson is a Xenia, Ohio native who's traveled around the world as a magician
courtesy of Dave Williamson

Tuesday night, the world of the circus, circa 1903 – with its awe-inspiring physical feats, goofy comedy and over-the-top showmanship – will descend upon Dayton for a handful of performances at the Schuster Center. And the actor playing the ringmaster, Willy Whipsnade?

It’s magician David Williamson from Xenia, Ohio. He’s world famous, but you’ve probably never heard of him. The story begins in Xenia over 40 years ago.  

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Luz Bones."

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dawn."

Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' poem, "Gliding."

Cincinnati-based band The Lovers visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic performance on Excursions, and chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota.

The Lovers will perform at HogJam 2017, August 25 - 27th.  More information on the festval here: https://www.facebook.com/HogJamMusicFestival/

Many books have been written about President John F. Kennedy. His martyrdom in 1963 in Dallas virtually assured that his brief life would be examined and remembered. If he was still alive he would have just celebrated his 100th birthday.

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