Ian Rankin is one of the most popular mystery writers in the United Kingdom. For twenty years he wrote a series of detective novels featuring John Rebus, a cantankerous deputy inspector with the Edinburgh (Scotland) Police.
That series was written in chronological order so that when Rebus reached the mandatory retirement age Rankin simply ended it. That was a few years ago.
Wolf Ram Heart hails from Columbus, OH and takes their name from an episode of Angel. The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of their show at South Tavern Park, and chatted with Niki Dakota about their latest album, Betrayal of Hearts. Recorded in the Hocking Hills, the band focused on giving the album a sense of place, which they hope to continue when the record their followup, hopefully entirely on equipment powered by solar energy.
Wolf Ram Heart performs tomorrow night at South Park Tavern in Dayton.
Rita Coleman is the author of a chapbook called Mystic Connections: Poems of Nature and Relationships. Coleman joins WYSO's Conrad Balliet in the studio to talk about autobiography in poetry and writing about mysticism.
Bill Hooper was a long time resident of Yellow Springs. He was responsible for the construction of over 300 houses over the course of his career as a contractor. He was also involved in many building projects on behalf of Antioch University while he served as a trustee of this institution.
He oversaw major building projects on the Antioch campuses in Seattle, Washington and Keene, New Hampshire. Hooper was also involved in numerous Antioch building projects here in Yellow Springs, including the current WYSO studios which opened in 1995.
24 years ago Rebecca Skloot was in her high school biology class when her teacher mentioned the case of a woman who was being treated for cancer in 1951. Her doctors had taken a sample of some cancerous cells from her. There was something unique about these cells; they kept on growing. They continue to be used today for medical research.