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Songwriter Jeremy Pinnell returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of his new album Songs of Blood & Affection on SofaBurn Records. Pinnell performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album.  They were joined in studio by SofaBurn Records' Chris Mueller who gave an update on the label's latest releases. 

Founding Fathers made their WYSO debut ahead of their performance at Wham Bam Thank U Jam.  The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and were joined by event organizer Tracy Sax to talk with host Juliet Fromholt.

Wham Bam Thank U Jam is August 18 and 19.  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/whambamthankujam/

Having released his latest album, London Southern, earlier this summer Jim Lauderdale will headline an evening of music at Miamisburg's Star City Brewing Company.  He'll be joined onstage by emerging country artist Kaitlyn Baker.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Baker and Lauderdale ahead of their visit to the Miami Valley.

This year marks the fourth annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition.  Ross McGregor joined Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to talk about the growing event, Rotary's mission and more.

The 2017 Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition is Saturday, August 12th at Veteran's Park. 

David Payne returned to the WYSO studio for an acoustic set on Excursions with Niki Dakota ahead of the release of his new EP, Cheaper Than Therapy.  

David Payne will celebrate the release of Cheaper Than Therapy on Saturday, August 19th at the Yellow Cab.  Doors open at 7pm; music starts at 8pm.

Fiona Barton served notice with her debut novel "The Widow" that she is a rising star in the world of crime fiction. Her second effort, "The Child," is just as compelling as her first book. Barton had a long career as a journalist and that background has served her well. Kate, her fictional investigative reporter has returned in the second book but don't think that just because she is back that these two books mark the start of a series. They don't. These are stand-alone thrillers.

Expanding from a trio to a five piece band, Manray joined Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studios for an acoustic set ahead of the release of their new album, Two Kinds of Worry

Manray will celebrate the release of Two Kinds of Worry on Saturday, August 5, at the Yellow Cab.  They'll be joined onstage by Gap Tooth Grin and Lioness. 

The twelve annual HogJam will once again bring together local and regional musicians for a weekend of performance, camping and family fun.  To preview the musical aspect of the festival, Soul River Symphony, Sharon Lane and Charlie Tipton visited the WYSO studios for live sets on Kaleidoscope.

HogJam XII is August 25 - 27 at the VFW Campgrounds in Franklin, Ohio.  More details below.

The U.S. Postal Service has played a significant role in the history of our country. In her book "How the Post Office Created America-a History" Winifred Gallagher enumerates the many major impacts that our U.S. Mail has had upon the growth and development of our infrastructure, our industries, and our educational opportunities.

Long-time NPR commentator Frank Deford began contributing his commentaries to National Public Radio in 1980. In May of this year he turned in his last radio piece for Morning Edition. He died later that month.

Deford made a couple of appearances in the Book Nook over the years. Here's an interview Frank did with me in July, 2000. His dulcet tones will be missed.

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