Interview

Books
12:39 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Book Nook: A World On Fire - Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, by Amanda Foreman

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War many new books are being published about it.  In "A World On Fire - Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War," Amanda Foreman gives readers a rather different perspective on this monumental conflict. Foreman examines the war through the eyes of the British.

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Books
2:02 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Book Nook: Redshirts, by John Scalzi

Do you remember the original episodes of the TV show Star Trek? Whenever Captain Kirk would put together an away team to go down to the surface of the planet he would assemble the usual cast of star crew members; Spock,
Bones, Chekhov, etc. And usually there would be one more member of the away team, an unknown, some hapless fellow wearing a distinctive red shirt.

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Books
11:52 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Book Nook: Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution, by Robert Service

The British historian Robert Service is a leading authority on Russian history with a particular expertise in the period between the October Revolution and the death of Stalin. He is the author of a dozen books including a trilogy of biographies on Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky.

In his latest, "Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution," Service examines the four year period from 1917 to 1921 when the Bolsheviks were consolidating their power.

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Books
12:41 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Book Nook: Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, by Paul Dickson

Bill Veeck was one of the most fascinating figures in baseball history. Veeck owned a number of baseball teams over his long career. He was a shameless promoter who changed the way that our American pastime is presented.

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Arts & Culture
1:47 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Live on Kaleidoscope: Magic Jackson

Magic Jackson

The members of Magic Jackson have been hard at work in the studio on a new album that's set to be the label debut for IBC Records.  The yet-to-be named album features a honing of the group's blend of rock and Dayton funk with lots of collaborations and guest appearances from other local and regional musicians.

Magic Jackson made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and to debut some of the tracks from their upcoming album.  They'll be performing live on June 15 at J-Alan's in Dayton.

 

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