Holiday

Rediscovered Radio: Harold Wright's "Christmas Leaves"

Dec 24, 2014
Harold Wright in 1974
courtesy of Antiochiana / Antioch College

One of the best things about the WYSO Archives is the sheer variety of recordings we have. There are news reports, documentaries, radio dramas, and concerts, many from the early years of WYSO. Jocelyn Robinson of Rediscovered Radio brings us yet another holiday special, this one recorded over three decades ago, about a boy looking forward to celebrating the holidays with great anticipation.

Robert de Gast / courtesy of Antiochiana (Antioch College)

Many families have Christmas traditions that are passed from one generation to the next. From deep within the WYSO vault comes one family’s holiday ritual to share with our listeners once again: a reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

Dylan Thomas was a colorful and influential writer of the mid 20th century, and 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Welsh poet’s birth. Archives Fellow Jocelyn Robinson brings us a look at one of his most famous literary works.

Gifts Older Adults Do...And Do Not Want For The Holidays

Dec 22, 2014
Alice Harold / Flickr Creative Commons

Gift-giving season is in full swing and many people have at least one hard to shop for person on their list. For some, that person might be an elderly relative. If so, put down the bubble bath, leave the gooey sticky candies on the shelf, and for goodness sake, no more knickknacks!

“A terrible gift idea, I think, is more junk,” says Harold “Chappie” Chapman. “Most of us have downsized.”

A Quest For Wild Gobblers Becomes Fowl Obsession

Nov 27, 2014
Teddy Llovet / Flickr Creative Commons

Chances are you’ll be serving up the Butterball variety of turkey this holiday season; big birds bred for maximum plumpness. But there is a wild variety running around Ohio as well, and it kept WCPN's Brian Bull trudging across the state's Northeast parks and wilderness areas for almost a week. But was it a wild goose – er, turkey, chase? We’ll let Brian explain.

Rhawnie Gonzales

Frighten up your holidays with 'edge of your seat' storytelling and holiday music in this tale spinning hour of terror from WYSO Public Radio and The Yellow Springs Tale Spinners.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of HoliDayton, a seasonal showcase of local music held most recently at Blind Bob's in the Oregon District.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Poppy, the drummer for The Story Changes, about the annual event which features two stages of music from 10 local bands.

HoliDayton is Saturday, December 22 at Blind Bob's on 5th Street in Dayton.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 9, 2012 including the following episodes:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Murray Horwitz about his role in Hanukkah Lights, a special program airing on Sunday, December 9th at 6 and 11pm.

- An excerpt of Juliet Fromholt's interview with members of the production of Nativity the Pop Opera.

- Poor Will's Almanack: December 4 - 10, 2012

Beginning as a fundraiser for the now-closed C{space, Handmade Holiday Dayton has become a yearly must-attend event for artisans and shoppers alike.  2012 marks the first year the event will be held at the Yellow Cab Building, recent home of the Dayton Circus' yearly Side Shows, as well as the introduction of many new local and regional artisans to the show.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt visited the Yellow Cab building while organizers and volunteers prepared for the show and spoke with three of the Handmade Holiday organizers about this year's show.

Adam Alonzo

The Dayton Holiday Festival Kickoff Events begin at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton; 4-9 p.m. today. The festival kicks off with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights. A full evening of fun holiday entertainment and activities including live Main Stage entertainment, the Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays contest, the Street Fair on Third, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more.