A new book by William Kennedy is an event. It has been almost a decade since his last one. The latest, "Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes," is the eighth book in his now legendary Albany Cycle.
This one features a rare foray outside of New York State. His protagonist, Daniel Quinn is introduced in a brief prologue set in 1930's Albany. Bing Crosby makes an appearance. Kennedy explains in this interview how he had always wanted to include a particular Crosby song in a novel.
Hailing from Covington, KY, Frontier Folk Nebraska has found a musical home in Dayton, OH. They'll celebrate the release of their new self-titled album in Dayton at South Park Tavern on Saturday, November 19 with the Turkish Delights and King Elk. Michael Hensley and Travis Talbert from the band visited the WYSO studios to perform an acoustic set as well as share tracks from the new album and chat with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt.
Michael Williamson is a staff photographer for The Washington Post. Thirty years ago he was working for the Sacramento Bee when he began a project with a reporter named Dale Maharidge. Together they published a book called "Journey to Nowhere:the Saga of the New Underclass."
Three decades and a half a million miles later their collaboration continues. Their latest effort, "Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression" continues the story they first began to cover so many years ago.
Continuing our series of faculty readings from this summer's Antioch Writers' Workshop, Rebecca Morean is a novelist (sometimes writing under the name Abbey Pen Baker), short story writer, essayist and an assistance professor of English at Sinclair Community College. Here she reads from a recently completed novel.
Gladgirl Shelly Hulce is usually behind the scenes at Kaleidoscope, but she steps in front of the microphone with local musician Tod Weidner to chat with Juliet Fromholt about Space Oddity: a Resurrection of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. This theatrical rock and roll show happens Friday night at Gilly's in Dayton.