William Matheny
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Moon Over Kenova  is the followup to William Matheny's debut solo album Strange Constellations. Ahead of a performance in Dayton, Matheny visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, touring and more.

William Matheny will perform at Blind Bob's in Dayton on July 28.  Moon Over Kenova is out now on Misra Records. 

Lost Coast
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Cincinnati's Lost Coast made their WYSO debut with a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording their new Cosmic American Music EP, upcoming shows and more.

Lost Coast will be the August Artist in Residency at the Southgate House Revival. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/lostcoastsounds/

Senior Voices: Connie Cole

Jul 25, 2018
Connie Cole
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, we meet 84-year old Connie Cole. Born in Minnesota and raised in Washington, DC, she came to the Dayton area in the early 1960s when her husband got a job at Wright-Patt. Together, they built a house and raised their three kids in a neighborhood called Saville in Riverside, where she’s lived ever since. Connie shared her memories with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Jason Coatney-Schuler.


The 2014 shooting of John Crawford sparked protests across the Miami Valley. In this photo, a group calling itself the Groovy Grannies organized a demonstration against police violence in Springfield.
Wayne Baker / WYSO

New testimony from an expert witness appears to implicate the police officers involved in the shooting death of John Crawford III at a Walmart store in 2014. The statement emerged as part of the Crawford family’s ongoing civil suit against the Beavercreek police department and the Walmart company. But, the family’s attorney says the development is unlikely to trigger a new criminal investigation into Crawford’s shooting.

wright-patterson air force base gates
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base could receive a big chunk of federal funds to expand its National Air and Space Intelligence Center. The money is part of the National Defense Authorization Act. If approved, the $182 million funding package would be the largest in the base’s history.

Bill Felker, the host of Poor Will's Almanack on WYSO returned to the Book Nook to discuss his latest project. Recently Bill decided to engage in another book publishing venture in addition to his annual almanacks. Over the years Bill has been keeping meticulous daily journals of his thoughts, observations, and meditations. Bill decided to take his voluminous daily records and compile them into monthly editions that are now available for readers to peruse and savor.

Jupiter and Venus against the summer sky.
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Last week, walking west down my street late in the evening, I could see Venus straight ahead of me, a deep red-orange marker in the sky in the very last of sundown.

I looked up and around, trying to find the Big Dipper and the Summer Triangle, prominent stars of a July night. I could see Jupiter in the south to my left, but haze or high clouds kept the constellations hidden. The moon, new and dark, had set an hour or so earlier, and I was alone with the planets.

Folk musician Rory Makem will perform in Dayton in July.

Acclaimed musician Rory Makem is preparing for a solo performance at the Dayton Celtic Festival.  Ahead of his visit to the Miami Valley, Makem spoke with Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk about his life in music.

Rory Makem will perform as part of the 2018 Dayton Celtic Festival, July 27 - 29 at RiverScape MetroPark. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonCelticFestival/

One century ago Dayton, Ohio was a hotbed of industry and innovation. In his book "Grand Eccentrics - Turning the Century: Dayton and the Inventing of America" Mark Bernstein looked back at some of the men who were instrumental in making this area a thriving place during that period.

courtesy of Dayton History

The Old Court House's elegant 1850 courtroom comes to life at Old Case Files. Audience members hear testimonies from witnesses, arguments from the prosecution and defense, converse with costumed spectators, study period newspapers, and view historical exhibits to uncover the events surrounding the trial. This show is tonight, Saturday and Sunday.