September 19, 2014
Literature featuring minority characters is much more prevalent than it was 50 years ago, but even today, many of us would be hard-pressed to name a book about–or by– someone with a disability. This hour we’ll discuss this group’s under-representation in literature, and which titles our panelists recommend.
September 12, 2014
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has a new leader! Bulgarian-born maestro Rossen Milanov will take up the baton starting in January, and he joins us this hour to talk about what drew him to Columbus, his commitment to music education and his priorities for the symphony. Symphony members will weigh in on choosing Milanov to lead the CSO.
September 5, 2014
Craft breweries are popping up all around Columbus….not only growing in number but in popularity. So what differentiates a craft brewery? What goes into making a great beer? This hour we’ll be joined by a brewmaster and a beer blogger who know the answers. Then we’ll get the area’s latest restaurant reviews from our food critics.
August 29, 2014
Though it’s still plenty hot out, fall is fast approaching, but not before some excellent music festivals wrap up the season. This hour we’ll talk about the best late summer music festivals in the area, including Ohiolina, a celebration of the tunes of the I-77 corridor, and this year’s East Franklinton Independents’ Day celebration.
August 22, 2014
The new world of e-readers has been great for those who want quick, inexpensive literature, but it’s been a mixed bag for small publishers. This hour we’ll talk to the CEO of a local publishing company about that, and about the benefits of books you can flip through. We’ll also get the latest late summer recommendations from our critics.
August 8, 2014
Is there anything better than a whole meal at half-price? This hour we’ll talk about the new deals on dining the city has to offer. And if the idea of a supper club conjures brandy snifters and smoking jackets, Gallerie Bar and Bistro’s new group will redefine that image. And we’ll get our critics’ latest summer restaurant picks.
August 1, 2014
Later this month Columbus will host the first Fashion Meets Music Festival, but the Festival has some time to fill now that they’ve pulled headliner R. Kelly. This hour we’ll talk about the festival and the uproar that forced Kelly to withdraw. Then, as Dublin gears up for the Irish Festival, we’ll discuss the roots and future of Celtic music.
July 18, 2014
The arts scene is heating up this summer with lots of dance and theater events. This hour we’ll talk about what’s new at the Columbus Museum of Art, what’s traveling all the way from Broadway, and what’s playing here in our own backyard.
July 11, 2014
Itâ€™s the height of the growing season, and many restaurants in Central Ohio now partner with local farms to procure the freshest ingredients available. Others cultivate their own gardens either on premises or close-by. This hour we’ll talk with one local chef who can simply walk upstairs to pick veggies. Plus, we’ll get some new restaurant reviews
June 27, 2014
It’s that time again…time to head down to Goodale Park for a weekend of art, food and music at Columbus’ 42nd annual Comfest! This hour we’ll talk to a documentarian about the festival’s long and colorful history, and we’ll hear from some of Comfest’s featured musicians. Plus, we’ll get a preview of who’s playing, and this year’s must-see acts.