Interview

Books
11:12 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Book Nook: Word Freak, by Stefan Fatsis

Ten years ago Stefan Fatsis came to WYSO to talk about his book "Word Freak - Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players."

The book chronicles the author's immersion in a game that can become an obsession for some players. During the course of his research Fatsis became an excellent player.

Music
1:14 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Richard Ringer

Richard Ringer hails from Greenville, OH but spent time performing in New York's Antifolk scene which he says he found liberating.  Ringer's latest album, Creepster Freakster, was a departure from previous recordings written from the point of view of fictional characters.  A lifelong writer, Ringer has written an unpublished novella and is currently working on a new album called Afterlife Surprise, set to be released in 2012.

Music
2:36 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Nathan Peters

Nathan Peters
Photo by Zach Prater

Nathan Peters (Captain of Industry) joins Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studios during the Fall 2011 Pledge Drive. Peters performs several acoustic songs live in the studio and talks about some upcoming shows he's putting together at Gilly's in downtown Dayton, including one this Saturday, October 8th featuring the Motel Beds, Me & Mountains, the Lab Partners and Astro Fang.

Books
9:56 pm
Tue October 4, 2011

Book Nook: The Cut, by George Pelecanos

The novelist George Pelecanos has been plugging away writing crime fiction for a number of years. He sets his books in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He just started a new series that features Spero Lucas, a veteran of
the Iraq War who is now working in a somewhat shady occupation: he recovers stolen merchandise.

In "The Cut" Lucas has been hired to recover some stolen shipments of marijuana. Lucas quickly becomes entangled in a nether world of creepy criminals. Lucas just wants his cut. He'll get 40% of the value of any goods he can recover.

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Arts & Culture
10:43 am
Sun October 2, 2011

Conrad's Corner: An Interview with Marian Schwilk-Thomas

Dayton-native Marian Schwilk-Thomas began attending classes at Wright State University after her husband's death.  It was there she attended one of Dr. Gary Pacernick's poetry classes where she realized that she had to work at poetry.  Schwilk-Thomas has since published a book of poetry, The Boat of What I Know.

Here Marian Schwilk-Thomas talks with Conrad Balliet about her writing journey and shares several poems.

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