Arts & Culture

Cincinnati bluegrass band Slippery Creek

Cincinnati-based bluegrass band Slippery Creek visited the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at the 2018 Miami Valley Bluegrass and Artisan Festival.  They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, honoring traditional music and more. They were join in studio by musician and festival organizer Max Nunery who talked about the two-day event.

Yellow Springs band Spanish Tony Sanchez
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Yellow Springs band Spanish Tony Sanchez visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their first full length album.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, the evolution of the sound, and more.

Spanish Tony Sanchez will celebrate the release of their self-titled album on Friday, September 7 at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/spanish.tonysanchez/

Conrad's Corner: September 5, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

David Garrison reads Anne Randolph's poem, "Any Common Loss."

Conrad's Corner: September 4, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Ritual"


This month, the World House Choir and Cincinnati singing friends are bringing a special performance event to the Miami Valley area: "Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind The Dream," by Cincinnati composer/conductor Steve Milloy. Dr. Catherine Roma, director of World House Choir, spoke with Niki Dakota on WYSO's Excursions about the event, and the historic civil rights leader's legacy.

Conrad's Corner: September 2, 2018

Sep 2, 2018

David Garrison reads Ed Davis' poem, "A World Such As Ours"

For decades Alan Cheuse was the book reviewer on National Public Radio's program All Things Considered. When I recorded this interview Cheuse had already booked 20 years on the program and had reviewed hundreds of titles. Cheuse was passionate about books and particularly works of fiction.

Cheuse continued his work for NPR until just a few years ago when he was involved in a tragic traffic accident in California. He eventually succumbed to his injuries. He was 75.

In this interview we talked about his exquisitely literary life. "Listening to the Page" was his memoir.

Conrad's Corner: September 1, 2018

Sep 1, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "There Once Was a Little Man"

Fiddle player Jeremy Garrett
Chris Davis

Grammy award winning fiddle player Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters) and local band Stringus Kahn visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their performance in Miamisburg. 

Jeremy Garrett, Stringus Kahn, and the Nautical Theme will perform at Star City Brewing Company in Miamisburg on August 31 begining at 6pm. Learn more at: 

Bayard Rustin, half-length portrait, facing front, microphones in foreground
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

Before the freedom riders and Martin Luther King Jr., there was Bayard Rustin, a gay African American Quaker and civil rights activist. Rustin taught King Ghandian non-violence and was the major organizer for the 1963 March on Washington.  Rustin once stated that if we want peace and social justice, “We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers.”

Cincinnati Composer and long-time Choral director Steve Milloy found his role model late in his life.