Texas-born Eric Blanchard moved to Dayton two years and has been active in the writing community ever since. Blanchard writes mainly free-verse poetry and says that often the ideas for his poems find him. Eric Blanchard sat down with Conrad Balliet to talk about finding the inspiration for his work and to share some poetry.
Two years ago Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones published a memoir that became a huge best-seller. Now every time one looks there's another memoir or biography by or about a music star. Just in the past few months there have been books published by Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Pete Townsend, Kenny Rogers, Betty Lavette, and many more.
Richard Cohen has had it with the family dog. Jasper, the mutt in question, drives Cohen around the bend. Jasper barks all the time and the sound of that bark is lacerating. This dog is in constant motion, barking, scurrying around the house, and when Cohen's spouse the TV star Meredith Vieira is home, Jasper is fiercely protective of her. He won't let Cohen near her.
The Book Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism is a collection of interviews between economist Richard Wolff and David Barsamian, host of Alternative Radio. Barsamian recently visited Yellow Springs and spoke with Andy Valeri, host and producer of UnCommon Sense TV Media, and occasional co-host of "Around The Fringe" here on WYSO.
Alterntiave Radio airs Wednesday nights at 11 on WYSO.
A few years ago Julie Klam wrote a book called "You Had Me At Woof." It was the story of Otto, a Boston terrier that stole Julie's heart and changed her life. Her relationship with Otto helped her to forge more enduring bonds with people. Klam has some very close friendships. Her latest book, "Friendkeeping - a Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without," takes readers inside Julie's world. We meet her dearest friends.