Interview

Books
3:59 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Book Nook: Naked Wine- Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally by Alice Feiring

Do you know that winemakers can add up to 200 additives to wines that they are making? Many winemakers manipulate the wine making process through the addition of sulfites, sugar, oak chips, and even oxygen.

Wine writer Alice Feiring believes that these additives can ruin what should be a natural product made from fermented grapes and little else.  Her opinions have made her into a bit of a renegade within the wine industry.

Arts & Culture
5:16 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Kristen Wicker and Krystal Luketic on Urban Nights

The public pianos, which will be back at this weekend's Urban Nights
Photo by: Susan Gartner

This Friday marks the fall edition of Urban Nights in downtown Dayton.  It's an event that showcases the music, arts, dining and housing that downtown Dayton has to offer.  On this edition of Kaleidoscope, Juliet Fromholt spoke with Kristen Wicker and Krystal Luketic from the Downtown Dayton Partnership about the origins of Urban Nights and the new features at this fall's event.

Interview Highlights:

Kristen Wicker on the early days of Urban Nights

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Books
2:50 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Book Nook: Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill

Frank Bill lives in Corydon, Indiana. He works at a paint factory. He has observed as the economy has soured in his part of rural Indiana. The good factory jobs are vanishing. Meth labs flourish. Crime is soaring.

Bill keeps a notebook handy and he scribbles down story ideas inspired by the devastation he sees around him. His first book, "Crimes in Southern Indiana" is dark and violent and nearly impossible to put down.

In this interview Bill talks about his inspirations-the rejections-and how he finally broke through and got his stuff published.

 

Music
2:29 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Remembering Tom Scheidt

Local musician Tom Scheidt passed away earlier this week.  Scheidt was a long-time member of the Miami Valley music scene, playing in a number of bands including Chazz and Orion—and was a founding member of Fannigan’s Isle in 1984.

Here Niki Dakota talks with Rick Fannin, Scheidt's longtime musical partner in Fannigan's Isle.  Dakota and Fannin discuss Scheidt's legacy as a musician, teacher and storyteller in the Miami Valley.

Books
12:33 pm
Mon September 5, 2011

Book Nook: Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn knows quite a lot about the spy business. Dunn experienced the world of espionage first hand as an agent for MI6, Great Britain's top secret intelligence agency.

Dunn retired a decade ago to start a family. He has just published his first spy novel in a forthcoming series featuring the MI6 super spy Will Cochrane.

In this interview Dunn discusses his espionage background  and how he conceived of this series and his lethal protagonist.

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