Archives: David Weaver

Write Here: Literature Set in Ohio

Nothing against Michigan, but there’s something about Ohio that inspires great works of literature, from Sherwood Anderson’s influential stories of pre-industrial small-town life, to Toni Morrison’s powerful portraits of race and identity. As the Ohioana Book Festival approaches, we’ll talk to authors who find inspiration from the Buckeye State.

Untold Story of Jesse Owens/Ruby Elzy, African-American Music Star

Jesse Owens amazed crowds at the 1936 Olympics by proving that Hitler was wrong. Join us on this hour as we talk about this untold story of Owens. Then, Ruby Elzy was an African-American opera music star who became one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation. We’ll talk about an OSU Opera production about Elzy’s life and career.