Yellow Springs native turned Dayton resident Kathy Austin recalls reading Longfellow and Frost, as well as writing poetry from an early age. Austin sat down with WYSO's Conrad Balliet to discuss the evolution of her writing and choices of topics and shares some poems.
One century ago, during the final week of March 1913, severe weather caused death and destruction across a wide swath of the Midwest. In Omaha a tornado outbreak wrecked thousands of buildings and claimed many lives. The bad weather was headed east.
Rising waters from heavy rains caused severe flooding. In places like Indianapolis, Columbus, Portsmouth, Middletown, and hundreds of other towns the floodwaters breached levees, swept away buildings, and left thousands homeless.