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.
June 20, 2014
What could be better than a warm evening, a picnic dinner and a literary lecture? Nothing, of course! This hour we’ll learn which authors will be featured at Thurber House’s Literary Picnic series, and when to set up your lawn chairs. We’ll also get the latest on opportunities for young writers, and hear about the must-read books of the season.
June 13, 2014
The Columbus Arts Festival may be behind us, but the city’s art scene is just heating up! We’ll talk about what’s hot in music, dance and visual arts, and find out why local singers have love, jealousy, betrayal and murder on the mind. To be? Not? The Actors’ Theatre has tons of free Shakespeare, and we’ll get the details this hour.
May 30, 2014
Katzinger’s Deli has been serving mile-high pastrami sandwiches for 30 years, and the Columbus landmark just opened a satellite location in the North Market. This hour we’ll talk about what goes into the decision to expand operations, and about the pros and pitfalls of doubling business. Plus, the latest restaurant picks from our food critics.
May 23, 2014
Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, but our guests are officially ready to start summer reading. It’s time to crack open (or download) whatever’s going to keep you cool. This hour we’ll talk about the beachy reads and serious literature that should top your list this season.
May 16, 2014
Today on the show we talk to the organizers of a girl-centered, rock n’ roll camp aimed at female empowerment and creative expression. Also this hour we’ll talk about a new television program produced locally, honoring the Columbus singer/songwriter music scene. Then we hear from a local musician that brings a Nashville sound to Ohio.
May 2, 2014
It’s that time again: Time to put on those pants with the elastic waistband. Taste of Dine Originals is right around the corner, and this year’s event features dozens of restaurants, vineyards and breweries. This hour we’ll discuss what deliciousness to expect, and how to get tickets. We’ll also find out where to go if you want to dine al fresco.
April 25, 2014
With the final season of Mad Men underway, fans are eager to see what Don Draper will do next. But one Ohio professor is more interested in what Don will read next. This hour we’ll talk to a prof who is teaching a course inspired by Mad Men’s bibliophilic characters. We’ll also get the panel’s latest suggestions for springtime reading.
April 18, 2014
Happy Record Store Day! Saturday marks the seventh annual celebration of vinyl by music geeks everywhere, and this year there’s something to celebrate: sales of records were way up last year. We’ll talk about vinyl’s comeback and the local record store’s role in keeping the medium alive. We’ll also highlight a local artist with international appeal