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Conrad's Corner: September 21, 2018

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Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Cooking Soba in Ohio."

Participants in the Salem Avenue Peace Corridor's annual peace event
The Salem Avenue Peace Corridor and First Baptist Church Dayton

The Salem Avenue Peace Corridor and First Baptist Church Dayton are walking to the Salem Garden and making stops along the way to recognize & celebrate symbols of peace. You can walk, bike or drive along this path to peace! This is today, from 4 to 7pm.

Feeling lucky? We'll be celebrating BOTH KINDS OF LUCK- plenty of tunes about both fortune and misfortune from everyone from Dinah Washington to D.O.A. Until then: may all the dice be your cousins and the all the dolls agreeable, with nice teeth and no last names.

Scarecrow Sideshow
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South Charleston based Scarecrow Sideshow returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their second album, An Exit Strategy. The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, honing their sound, and more.

Scarecrow Sideshow will celebrate the release of An Exit Strategy on Friday, September 28 at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs.  More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/684160658619368/

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The Blue Leaf's returned to the WYSO studio for a live set on Kaleidoscope. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their summer performances, upcoming gigs, and their evolving sound.

The Blue Leaf's will perform at the Greene on September 28 and at the Tipp City Mum Festival on September 30. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/theblueleafs/

Dayton Sister City Committee

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dayton, Ohio’s sister city relationship with Oiso, Japan, and to mark the occasion, officials will welcome a delegation from Oiso to the city next summer.

Dayton actually has five sister cities around the world. “The oldest of which is Augsburg, Germany,” says Kevin Lydy, chair of the Dayton-Oiso Sister City Committee. “That [relationship] was established in 1964. Oiso, Japan is our second oldest, in 1968, and then we have three others: Holon, Israel, Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and then Monrovia and Liberia.”

forest in autumn
csm242000 Photography / Flickr Creative Commons

For a number of years, I have marked the position of the Sun on a wall in a certain room of my house, noting how it not only moves throughout the day, but also how it moves with the seasons.

I have followed that practice, sometimes doing it to tell the time of year (although it can do that as well as any calendar), but mostly because of the way it makes me feel.

Paying attention to where and when the sunlight comes through my window helps me to feel cared for. Strangely, it makes me feel like I have been chosen.

Conrad's Corner: September 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Once Upon a Time."

Dawn takeoff.  Scene from forthcoming film, The Lafayette Escadrille, A feature length documentary.
Dan Patterson

15 years after the Wright brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk, airplanes were weapons.  The 12 horsepower motor and the frailties of the first airplane gave way to powerful engines. We tend to think of WWI as soldiers stuck in muddy trenches, but there was also fierce fighting in the sky. WWI airplanes flew much faster than early aircraft and soon were armed with guns and bombs.

Flying warfare began with slow and basic airplanes sent up to see what the enemy was doing beyond the horizon. Pilots came close to enemy airplanes and even shot at each other with pistols, wild west style.

https://www.shulycawood.com/

Shuly Cawood returned to the program to share some of her poetry. You might recall that last year Shuly visited The Book Nook to discuss her memoir "The Going and Goodbye."

Following the recent death of WYSO's longtime poetic professor Conrad Balliet I hoped to offer an homage to him with some poetry and Shuly was the first poet that came to my mind. Shuly's poetry is beautiful. I hope you enjoy it.

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