Interview

Books
5:32 pm
Mon May 30, 2011

Book Nook: The World As It Is - Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a war correspondent for the New York Times. He was part of an investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting.

Hedges reported from war zones in Africa, the Middle East, Central America, and the Balkans. He knows the horrors of war. His first book, "War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning" is one of the most powerful anti-war manifestoes of the last decade. Hedges appeared in the Book Nook when that book was published and he returned for another visit when it was reissued in paperback.

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Music
2:20 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: The Buffalo Killers

The Buffalo Killers
Photo by John Curley

Since their performance with Kelley Deal during Record Store Day, the Buffalo Killers have been busy putting the final touches on their new album, 3.  After the record is released locally in July, the band will embark on a West Coast tour.  Zach Gabbard, Andy Gabbard and Joseph Sebaali braved spring tornados in Southern Ohio to visit the WYSO studios and perform several live tracks as well as preview a song from 3.

The Buffalo Killers will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Friday, May 27th.

Books
1:57 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Book Nook: Stan Musial - An American Life, by George Vecsey

George Vecsey has been writing about baseball for 50 years. When he was a kid Vecsey rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The St. Louis Cardinals had a hitting star then, a fellow named Stan Musial. They called him "Stan the Man." Vecsey has fond memories of those Dodger/Cardinal games of the 1940's and '50's.

Vecsey's new biography of Musial reveals the story of Musial's humble origins in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania. We learn how Musial achieved fame yet never lost his sense of kinship with ordinary people.

Books
1:59 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Book Nook: No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, by Melissa Fay Greene

Melissa Fay Greene is the author of a number of highly respected works. Her book "Praying for Sheetrock" was named one of the top 100 journalistic works of the twentieth century by the journalism department at New York University. Greene has chosen some weighty topics to cover; the bombing of a synagogue in "The Temple Bombing", and the African AIDS-HIV pandemic in "There Is No Me Without You".

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Music
3:08 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Live on Excursions: Captain of Industry

Nathan Peters of Captain of Industry
Photos by WYSO interns Kent Montgomery and Katie Valley

Captain of Industry spent the past two years on hiatus due to family obligations and one member relocating from Dayton to Portland, Oregon. The band is playing 3 reunion shows, and stopped by the WYSO studios perform live and chat with Excursions host Niki Dakota ahead of their performance Friday night (May 13th) at Gilly's in downtown Dayton with The Receiver, Roley Yuma, and Pretty & Nice.

Hear and download more of Captain of Industry's music by clicking here.

Live music engineered by Tim Berger.

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