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Herb Martin reads his poem, "Little Boy."

After leaving the White House Ronald Reagan maintained an office in Los Angeles. It was a busy place; he met with dignitaries, celebrities, and ordinary Americans at his office. Peggy Grande was there, she became the former president's executive assistant, the person who managed his busy schedule. She got to know him quite well.
 

Brian Alexander is a writer who is based in San Diego. He grew up in Lancaster, Ohio. Alexander had been considering his next book project when he paid a visit to his old hometown. He was astonished to discover that this once thriving community had fallen on hard times. The manufacturing base in Lancaster has been in decline for some time. Alexander realized that his next book project should to be an investigation of what happened to this sweet little town.
 

Lori Gravley reads Rita Coleman's poem, "The Trees."

Kellen Williams Trio mixes blues, rock, pop and reggae for a driving, lively musical experience.  The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, songwriting and more.

Kellen Williams Trio will perform at the RiverScape Music Festival and Dayton Blues Festival this summer.

Andy Gabbard is in the final stages of a follow up to his 2015 album, Fluff, due out in early summer on Alive Records. Gabbard and his band G Whizz visited the WYSO studios to preview their upcoming performance at the Yellow Cab with M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp.

Andy Gabbard and G Whizz, M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 31st.

With the publication of "I Let You Go" last year Clare Mackintosh won the attention of over a million mystery readers who loved her tightly woven and spectacularly clever book. How does one follow up on a debut novel that sizzled like that one did?

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Super Science Saturday series provides immersive family activities at the Museum.  The 2017 series kicks off with "March Math-ness" this weekend.  The Boonshoft's Donna Vella and Tony Cooper joined WYSO's Niki Dakota to talk about the series. 

Super Science Saturday's: March Math-ness is Saturday, March 18th beginning at 10am at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton.

Brian Lovely and Kelly McCracken of Cincinnati's the Flying Underground visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their performance at Blind Bob's. The duo played live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about re-forming the band from an older project, recording and more.

The Flying Underground will perform at Blind Bob's with Me & Mountains on Friday, March 17th.

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Maine cira 1984"

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