Interview

Books
2:05 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Book Nook: Branch Rickey, by Jimmy Breslin

Jimmy Breslin has written a biography of Branch Rickey. Rickey was the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club. He is the man who brought the first black ball player into the major leagues. That man was Jackie Robinson.

This is the story of how Rickey made that fateful decision to break what was then known as the color line in baseball. It was a decision that changed America forever.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Dan Raridan and the Calientes

Dan Raridan and Alessandra Cortez

Dan Raridan met bandmate Alessandro Cortez at South Park Tavern's open mic night.  Soon they began playing together and recruited Larry Smith on drums.  The trio recently completed an album called Bus comprised of songs mostly written by Dan before the band formed.  Here they perform live in the WYSO studios and talk to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the new album, upcoming gigs and finding musical compatibility as a trio.

 

Books
1:08 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Book Nook: Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson writes some complex literary fiction. Her latest novel "Started Early, Took My Dog" derives it's title from a poem by Emily Dickinson. This is her 4th novel featuring private investigator (now retired) Jackson Brodie.

Each book is this series has been utterly different. In the previous one, "When Will There Be Good News?" Brodie spent much of the book in a coma after being involved in a train wreck. He barely existed in that one.

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Music
12:06 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Shoot Out the Lights

Shoot Out the Lights

Josh 'Mudd' Muddiman (vocals, guitar) and Joshua Howard (guitar, vocals) had been playing together for years when they met Matt 'Mook' McCormick (bass, vocals), Elaina Brown (keys, vocals) and Alan Topolski (drums, vocals) and Shoot Out the Lights was born.  The Cincinnati band decided to stick fairly close to home until their self-titled album was released on March 19th.  Now the band is scheduled to be the Artists in Residence at the Southgate House in July and will be doing some regional touring.

Books
1:11 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Book Nook: A Lesson In Secrets, by Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear discusses the development of a most unusual detective series that features the private investigator Maisie Dobbs. In this interview the author describes her initial moment of inspiration when she
imagined Maisie dressed in period costume inside the London subway, circa 1929. That vision evolved into the opening chapter of her first Maisie Dobbs book.

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