Arts & Culture

Marty Romie Previews Big Brews and Blues

May 20, 2016
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  Niki Dakota sat down with Marty Romie, the director of Dayton’s Big Brews and Blues Gala, which took place at RiverScape Metro Park in Dayton on May 21, 2016.

 

 

 

Meghna and the Majority returned to the WYSO studios with a new lineup and lots of great things in the works.  The band performed two acoustic songs live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of their sound, performing at last fall's TEDxDayton event, and their upcoming 'Office Hours' show, a special performance for Meghna's Wright State University students.

With a newly revamped lineup, the Wretched Few made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope.  The band shared new songs and previewed new recordings while chatting with host Juliet Fromholt.

Learn more about The Wretched Few's upcoming shows at: https://www.facebook.com/wretchedfew/

Manhattan was once a place where ordinary people could afford to live. People with dreams. People with low paying jobs. Even starving artists. Molly Prentiss has set her debut novel in New York City as the 1970's are ending. Her book is populated by distinctive characters from the period; a barmaid who has followed her dreams and moved to the city from the wilds of Idaho, an art critic for the New York Times who has a rare perceptive gift, and a struggling painter who has fled the Dirty Wars in his native Argentina.

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Mariposa."

There are estimates that say one out of 3 adjunct teachers across the country are living in poverty, and the summer months, when most students are on break, are especially tough.

To counter that seasonal economic downturn, 14 Dayton artists are hosting a one-night-only, pop-up art event called Feed the Adjuncts. 

In the following interview from WYSO Weekend, artist and adjunct teacher, Colleen Kelsey, paints a picture of the local landscape for part-time teachers which includes a look at some of the financial challenges adjuncts face. 

Lori Gravley reads Julie Moore's poem, "Shadow of Death."

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Tomboy."

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On the three-year anniversary of their Just Rivers album, Beams traveled from Toronto all the way to WYSO for a live performance on Excursions ahead of their Yellow Springs performance at Peaches. The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about songwriting, recording and more.

Beams will perform at Peaches Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, May 14th.

Zombie High School Episode 1: Room 26

May 13, 2016

Introducing episode 1 of Zombie High School, a serial radio drama produced by Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse in partnership with WYSO which chronicles a ragtag group of teenagers who are thrown together by fate when their town (the world?) is overtaken by a fast-moving zombie apocalypse while they are in after-school detention.

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