Arts & Culture

crowds at the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition
courtesy of Springfield Rotary Club

Ross McGregor, president of the Springfield Rotary Club, returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the group's fifth annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition.  McGregor talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the event, which support Springfied Rotary Club's work locally and internationally.

The 2018 Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition is Saturday, August 18 at Springfield's Veterans Park. Learn more at: springfieldfoodtruck.com

With the current incarnation of its lineup in place for over a year, Middle Class Mess visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about musical influences, recording and more.

Middle Class Mess will perform on August 25 at Hank's Pub in Dayton. 

Conrad's Corner: August 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music"

Kim Richey's latest album Edgeland is out now on Yep Roc records.

Kim Richey, who had previously visited the studio for the release of her 2007 Chinese Boxes album, returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  She talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about her latest album Edgeland, collaborating with other artists, and her Ohio roots.

I did not know it at the time but I began heading down the path to recording this interview with John Straley when I was in the third grade. I remember it like it happened yesterday. We had eaten lunch in the cafeteria at St. Augustin's School in Des Moines. Then I went out to play during recess with my best pal. His name was Jimmy Percival. We were over admiring the rose bushes blooming in front of the convent when an older kid, a fourth grader we didn't know came running over to us and starting beating up my buddy, Jimmy.

Conrad's Corner: August 13, 2018

Aug 13, 2018

Jane Kretschman reads her poem, "This Sort of Onslaught Yellow Springs"

Conrad's Corner: August 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "My Mother at the End of Her Days"

By the time he was in the fourth grade my older brother had amassed quite a collection of comic books. I was in the second grade then and early in the mornings while my brother was still asleep I would sneak a few comics out of his stash and huddle up next to the heat vent and read them until it was time for breakfast and then our walk to school. I truly enjoyed those moments and it was always a bit crushing when my father, who was my hero, would notice me there, absorbed in my reading, and he would often make scornful comments like; "you'll never find a job reading comic books."

Conrad's Corner: August 11, 2018

Aug 11, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Summer School"

Anna Moss and Joel Ludford of Handmade Moments

Performing as Handmade Moments, Anna Moss and Joel Ludford visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their performance in downtown Dayton.  The duo talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about songwriting, their travels and more.

Handmade Moments will peform at Hannah's on Ludlow in downtown Dayton on Saturday, August 11. Learn more at: https://www.handmademomentsmusic.net/