Arts & Culture

North Carolina-based band Irata will travel to the Miami Valley as part of their tour with Caustic Casanova.  Members of the band spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their year so far, writing, recording, and more.

Irata will perform at Blind Bob's on Saturday, September 30 with Caustic Casanova, Close the Hatch and Floodwalker.

In the 13th book in her series that features Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent Gamache, we find him living peacefully in the quaint village of Three Pines. There's a Halloween Party and one of the guests in attendance is a mysterious figure. This person is robed and masked and nobody seems to know the identity of this silent person.

Speaking Suns
Khalil Nasar

Members of Speaking Suns visited the WYSO studios to share tracks from their new two-disc album, Range. They spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about writing and recording the album, the upcoming release show and more.

Speaking Suns will celebrate the release of Range on Saturday, September 30 at Pretty House in Dayton. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/114909342522533

Almost twenty years ago Leonard Shlain made his first appearance on the program. Dr. Shlain came through the area on book tour for "The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image." Our conversation that afternoon clearly made an impact with listeners. To this day I still hear from people who heard the interview and were intrigued by it.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Chicory."

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Jahrzeit."

Comedian and RV enthusiast Luke Capasso returned to the WYSO studios for a conversation with Niki Dakota about his latest set, the differences between comedy in the U.S. and U.K. and more.

Luke Capasso will perform at the Yellow Springs Arts Center on Corry Street on Saturday, September 23 at 8:30pm.

Army of Infants returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording their new album DNA, upcoming gigs, and more.

Army of Infants' latest album DNA is available now. The band will perform at Northside Yacht Club in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 21 and at Comet on October 28. 

Rent Romus
photo by Nick Chao

Ahead of their appearance at Columbus' Vessel Festival, Rent Romus' Deciduous project visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about developing their upcoming album.

Learn more about the Deciduous and their upcoming album here: http://www.romus.net/deciduous.html

As I am interviewing authors I am always trying to think of the best questions to ask them. I want to keep things fresh and that can be a challenge. A number of years ago I interviewed C-Span's Brian Lamb. As the host of that network's Book TV program Lamb has distinguished himself as one of the best prepared author interviewers around. Like me, he's accustomed to being the one who is asking the questions. He seemed slightly uncomfortable with having that role reversed.