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Aida the musical, a visiting conductor, and an Arts Exit interview

It is a history-making week at KOPN as we start broadcasting from our new home on Bernadette Drive. And history has a role in each of this week's Speaking of the Arts chats with host, Diana Moxon, taking a trip to ancient Egypt courtesy of Joy Powell, the artistic director for MU Theatre Department's Larry D Clark Summer Repertory Theatre, whose production of the Elton John and Tim Rice musical theatre's retelling of the classic Verdi opera 'Aida' opens this week featuring singer Symonne Sparks; a chat with the The Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Executive Director, Trent Rash, and the first of the Hot Summer Nights visiting conductors, Wilbur Lin, including a look at how modern orchestra's might interpret the music of early composers; and Tom Piché, the Director and Curator of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Arts in Sedalia for the past 14 years gets Diana's Arts Exit Interview as his era directing the Daum comes to a close. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

For the Love of Locals art show, and theatre: 'She Kills Monsters', 'Brilliant Traces', and the Lyceum's Summer Season

As KOPN prepares to move to its new home this week, show host, Diana Moxon, revisits some recent chats: the art exhibit 'For the Love of Locals' featuring portraiture works by three local artists, Lisa Bartlett, Jane Mudd and Amy Stephenson at the Boone History and Culture Center's Montminy Gallery; a conversation with director Ed Hanson and actors Adam Brietzke and Natalie Botkins about their production of the Cindy Lou Johnson play 'Brilliant Traces' opening this week at Talking Horse Productions; a whistle stop tour through the Arrow Rock Lyceum theatre's summer season with its Producing Artistic Director, Quin Gresham; and a peek behind the curtains of Maplewood Barn's production of the Que Nguyen play 'She Kills Monsters' with its director, Chris Bowling and actor Ada Chapman. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

A quartet of theatre

This week's show is theatre, theatre, theatre and then more theatre. Show host, Diana Moxon, chats with director, Chris Bowling, and actor, Ada Chapman about monsters, a succubus and an ogre all of which make an appearance in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of the Que Nguyen play 'She Kills Monsters'; there's a rabbit hole dive into MU Theatre Department's 'The Cat in the Hat' with its director Kasey Lynch; a trek to a remote Alaskan cabin with director Ed Hanson and actors Adam Brietzke and Natalie Botkin, whose production of the Cindy Lou Johnson play, 'Brilliant Traces', opens at Talking Horse Productions next week; and a veritable gallop through the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's summer season with its Producing Artistic Director, Quin Gresham. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Columbia Art League's annual Art in the Park festival returns to Stephens Lake Park this weekend. Diana Moxon checks in with its Executive Director, Kelsey Hammond, to find out how she's feeling about her first Art in the Park festival and what she's looking forward to. Plus there are chats with two of the visiting artists, Webb City MO painter, Michael Steddum, and from Springfield MO, ceramic artist, Kendle Durden. There's also music from The January Lanterns, one of the musical acts performing at the Roots n Blues tent at the festival. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist, Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

August Wilson's 'Jitney', an artist jeweler, and an exit interview

This week's show is a little bit of a mash up of new and old. New is a chat with actor, director and music producer, Richard Harris, about the August Wilson play 'Jitney', in which he is performing with The Black Rep Theatre of St Louis. The Second Act of the show is a return to a conversation from last July with St Louis artist jeweler, Allison Norfleet Bruenger, who will be returning to Columbia the first weekend in June for this year's Art in the Park festival. And in Act Three, show host Diana Moxon revisits a chat from a few weeks ago with vocal performer and actor, Anthony Blatter about his past five years performing on Mizzou and community stages. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

A singer songwriter, a fashion artist, a portrait painter, and a fiber artist: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured May artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the May artists: Singer songwriter Mick Byrd in Vienna who won a Billboard magazine award with the first song he wrote on his return to music in his late 30's; Yoro Newson, a jeweler and stylist in St Louis who creates fashionable art and had one of her creations catch the eye of the world's biggest pop star; Benjamin Parks, a portrait artist in Kansas City who works way beyond life size; and Jo Stealey, a fiber artist in Columbia who is a master of texture and volume. You can see, and hear, the works of this week's guests on their websites: https://www.mickbyrd.com/; https://yorocreations.wixsite.com/yoro; http://benjaminparks.info/; http://www.jostealey.com/. Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music entitled, 'Restless Heart'.

Eurovision 2022!

This week Diana Moxon takes a deep dive into the annual Eurovision Song Contest - its history, culture, music and the strange rise and fall of the United Kingdom over the contest's 66 years. Plus she chats with a local Eurovision fan, Ragtag Cinema's Stacie Pottinger, and checks in with an American Eurovision podcaster, Erik Nelson from 12pointsfromAmerica, live in the Eurovision press center in this year's host city, Turin in northern Italy. This podcast is only available for two weeks.

The history of Missouri fashion, the North Village Art Walk, and an Arts Exit Interview

On this week's eclectic arts tour, show host Diana Moxon dives into a new exhibit at the State Historical Society's Center for Missouri Studies called 'MOda 200: Missouri Style Makers, Merchants & Memories' with its curator, Nicole Johnston. On the eve of the launch of the North Village Arts District's first four ArtWalk artworks, artist Shannon Webster and the Art District's President, Tootie Burns, talk about the development of the ArtWalk project. And as Mizzou musical theatre and opera actor Anthony Blatter leaves for new art pastures in Florida, Diana gives him the Arts Exit Interview. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

Conductors, Charlie Brown, Portraits, and a Pop-Up Postcard show

This week's Speaking of the Arts smorgasbord includes the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's hiring of a new Conductor, three local artists whose portrait works make up a new show at the Boone History and Culture Center, the return of the musical comedy 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' to Maplewood Barn, and a Pop-Up postcard show at the Columbia Art League. Diana Moxon finds out from the MOSY's Executive Director, Trent Rash, who the four finalists are for the person who will take up the mantle of Conductor/Music Director for the orchestra and its conservatory. Artists Lisa Bartlett, Amy Stephenson and Jane Mudd plus curator Audrey Florey talk about their new 'For the Love of Locals' portraiture exhibit. Maplewood Barn Theatre Director Russell Becker and actor Sean Dennehy give a sneak peek at their upcoming production. And CAL Executive Director, Kelsey Hammond, chats about the 350 entries to the gallery's Pop-Up Postcard show. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

The Unbound Book Festival, and two plays: 'Fun Home' and 'The Revolutionists'

The 6th annual Unbound Book Festival returns to downtown Columbia this weekend and Diana Moxon caught up with the festival's Executive Director, Alex George, to talk about some of the author events and the keynote event, a conversation with Pulitzer prize-winning novelist, Viet Thanh Nguyen. Plus University of Missouri theatre director, Claire Syler, discusses the Lauren Gunderson play 'The Revolutionists' about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. And from Talking Horse Productions, director Kathleen Johnson and actor Mallory Donohue talk about their upcoming production of the musical 'Fun Home' written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, adapted for the stage from the original graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

A wood sculptor, a spoken-word poet, a painter, and a guitarist: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's April featured artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the April artists: Wood sculptor Michael Bauermeister in Augusta, who has two sculptures in the Smithsonian museum and whose gouge-carving technique creates surfaces which seem to ripple and flow of their own accord; Spoken word poet Sheri Purpose Hall who is described as both a kind and gentle spirit and a gale force wind who wrecks microphones; abstract painter Kelley Carman who says her artwork is an attempt to decipher the babble in her brain; and guitarist BT Sullivan who plays orchestral arrangements of The Great American Songbook on his solo guitar. You can see, and hear, the works of this week's guests on their websites: http://michaelbauermeister.com/; https://www.spokenpurpose.com/; https://www.kelleycarman.com/; https://btinamerica.com/. Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music entitled, 'Restless Heart'.

'August, Osage County at Columbia Entertainment Company & singer songwriter Meredith Shaw

On this week's show host, Diana Moxon, revisits two recent chats: Director Angela Howard and actor DeeDee Farris talk about Columbia Entertainment Company's production of the Tracy Letts play 'August, Osage County' about a vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets (www.cectheatre.org). Plus singer songwriter Meredith Shaw talks about finding her musical voice and career later in life, and how she secured a Nashville producer. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist, Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

A painter, a photographer, a story-sharer, and a textiles & performance artist: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's March featured artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the March artists: Columbia oil painter, Ken Nichols, whose artwork 'Sometimes It's a Door' won the 2021 City of Columbia poster contest; Ozarks story-sharer Kaitlyn McConnell who has written over 450 stories for her website, Ozarks Alive, documenting not only the past but also present day culture and people of her region; St Louis-based photographer, Ken Konchel, who aims to provocatively capture architecture in an abstract way; and textiles and performance artist, Karen E Griffen, aka E Lewis, in Kansas City, whose work tells the story of her ancestors. You can see the works of this week's guests on their websites: https://kennicholsartwork.com/; https://www.ozarksalive.com/; https://www.kenkonchelphoto.com/; https://artbyelewis.studio/. Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music entitled, 'Restless Heart'.

The case of the missing artwork, a bronze rendition of the age of technology, and a pitch-black tragicomedy about a dysfunctional family

On this week's show Diana Moxon chats with Boone History and Culture Center curator, Audrey Florey, about an art retrospective of the work of Tracy Montminy and the fascinating tale of a mural she painted in 1941 that has been missing for almost 80 years. Plus artist Chad La Fever talks about his work as a bronze sculptor and his current show entitled 'Descension' on display at Columbia College's Hardwick Gallery, which explores how human evolution has arrived at the era of connection via technology; and director Angela Howard and actor DeeDee Farris discuss their upcoming production of the Tracy Letts Pulitzer-prize winning tragicomedy play 'August: Osage County' about a wildly dysfunctional family who seamlessly blend love and cruelty, secrets and truths, in a play that has been described as an acting cornucopia. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

Music at 50: half a century of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and singer songwriter Meredith Shaw plays Nashville

This week it's a musical tour of the arts. Host Diana Moxon chats with singer songwriter, Meredith Shaw, about her journey into the Nashville music scene and the liberation of pursuing a music career in later life. And, as The Missouri Symphony holds its golden jubilee celebrations, Executive Director, Trent Rash takes Diana back through the mists of time to talk about the founding of the Missouri Symphony Society and the two people whose love of music, and love for each other, were the bedrock of the organization for half a century, Maestro Hugo and Lucy Vianello. Opening and closing music with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

The True False Film Fest, and chats with the directors of 'Let the Little Light Shine', and 'Sirens'

The True False film fest returns to downtown Columbia this weekend with 33 documentary movies and 20 shorts packed into the weekend. Diana Moxon chats with the Fest's new artistic director, Chloe Trayner, about her first Fest, what she is excited to bring to audiences and how films are chosen. There are 4 world premiere documentaries at the Fest, one of which is 'Let the Little Light Shine' (https://www.lightshinefilm.com/) by Kevin Shaw, which follows the fight put up by parents, educators and students when a high-performing mostly Black elementary school in Chicago was threatened with closure so that it could be transformed into a high school for mostly White and Asian students. Kevin chats with Diana about making the film and the challenge of filming in a school setting. Plus film director and cinematographer Rita Baghdadi talks about 'Sirens' (https://www.sirensdocumentary.com/) an intimate coming-of-age story that follows Lebanon's first and only all-women thrash metal band, Slave to Sirens. Opening and closing music with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.YasminWilliamsMusic.com)

Two painters and a documentary film maker: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's February featured artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with three of the February artists (timing precluded the inclusion of the 4th): St Louis-based film maker, Joseph Puleo, whose documentary 'America's Last Little Italy: The Hill' has received multiple film festival awards and explores the colorful history of St Louis' Italian neighborhood; muralist and fine art watercolorist Linda Hoover in Houstonia; and nature inspired abstract painter Joha Bisone in Kansas City. You can see the works of this week's guests on their websites: https://www.facebook.com/TheHillDoc; https://johabisone.com/home.html;http://www.lindahooverart.com/.Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music entitled, 'Restless Heart'.

From pop music to art music, and from the art of the non-portrait to the art of the CoMo Sea

With Columbia's annual True False Film Fest returning the first weekend in March, this week Diana Moxon chats with three of the visual and musical artists who will be showing and performing alongside this year's documentary film line-up, plus she checks in with one of the most prolific composers of African art music. Arriving in Columbia from Canada on March 5th is indie pop singer Begonia (www.hellobegonia.com) whose debut album 'Fear' was released right before pandemic fear arrived on the planet, Diana chats with Begonia about being an artist during a pandemic and her new single, 'Heaven'. Visual artist and spoken word poet, Askia Bilal (www.askiabilal.art), talks about how his work centers around what it means to be human and his non-portrait series. Geologist and artist Carrie Elliott discusses her True False installation work COMO Sea and her fascination with the intersection of art and science. And Ghanaian-Nigerian-American composer, Fred Onovwerosuoke (www.fredomusic.com), talks about becoming a composer and his Nubian and Warrior Dance works which will be performed in Columbia by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble and the Columbia Civic Orchestra. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

Local theatre reawakens & a new illustrated children's book

After their annual winter hiatus, local theatres are turning out their ghost light and turning the footlights back on, so on this week's show, host Diana Moxon dives back into the world of theatre. Quin Gresham, from Arrow Rock's Lyceum Theater previews what's coming up in their 2022 season and exactly how unique Arrow Rock's theatre is in the American theatre landscape; from Stephens College, Director Brett Olson talks about the college's production of the Eugene Ionesco anti-play, 'The Bald Soprano' and the challenge of giving a play of non sequiturs a sense of truth; Director Cara Carter explores the character motives and comedy of Talking Horse's production of 'The Smell of the Kill' by Michele Lowe; and artist and debut-author, Jeru Battle, talks about his upcoming children's book 'The Indigenous Goat'. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

August Wilson's 'Fences', the True False film fest, and MOSY on the Rocks

The arts are starting to emerge from their January hiatus and this week Diana Moxon chats with three people who are making arts things happen. Actor and Director, Richard Harris, talks about his love for August Wilson plays and about Columbia Entertainment Company's upcoming production of 'Fences' (Feb 3-20); Ragtag Film Society's Co-Director, Barbie Banks, imparts some updates on next month's True False film fest (March 3-6); and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Executive Director, Trent Rash, chats about two upcoming events: MOSY on the Rocks (February 14th) which pairs classical music with Dogmaster Distillery cocktails, and Chicago's Juliani Ensemble's visit to the Missouri Theatre (February 12th). Opening and closing music with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

The photography of David Lancaster and Priya Kambli

This week host Diana Moxon explores the works of two photographers. Dr David Lancaster (https://www.davidlancasterphotography.com/) is a photographer and physician at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City and when the Delta variant started to flood mid-Missouri, he started a project called 'BROKEN', taking portraits of the healthcare workers, administrators and patients whose lives had been profoundly changed by the pandemic. Professor Priya Suresh Kambli (https://www.priyakambli.com/index.html) is a professor of art and photography at Truman State University and her collection entitled 'Buttons for Eyes' explores the cultural debates around migration and identity. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com). Artwork, David Lancaster 'Reality' from BROKEN.

Music, surface design collage, fabric-scapes, and landscapes: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council January artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the January four: St Louis-based musician, Vince Martin whose band supported Kiss when he was just 15; mixed media collage artist Melissa Donoho in Kansas City who has a fondness for leaving guerilla art shows in her wake; fabric-scapist Dave Walker in Columbia who turns scraps of fabric into fine art landscapes; and landscape artist Lee Copen who paints the Ozark countryside and riverways from her home in Mountain View. You can see and hear the works of this week's artists on their websites: http://www.vince-martin.com/; https://www.melissadonoho.com/; https://bestofmissourihands.org/walkerdavi/; https://www.leecopen.com/.Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music entitled, 'Restless Heart'.

A 2021 visual artist retrospective

With January a bit of a doldrum for the arts, this week Diana Moxon looks back on some of her visual artist chats from last year. Kirksville based artist Lindsey Dunnagan (https://www.lindseydunnagan.com/) was on the show in February talking about her collections of work that explore place and memory; painter Andy Thomas joined Diana in October to talk about his works that tell stories, and in particular the stories of American Presidents (https://andythomas.com/); St Louis jeweler Allison Norfleet-Bruenger came on the show in July and explained why she thinks of her works as her 'babies' (http://www.alnbcollections.com/); and in September Malcolm 'Airbrush Assassin' McCrae chatted about how art saved his life as a young teen and touring the country in his converted art bus (https://www.malcolmmccrae.com/home). Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

2021 Retrospective: Chats with Missouri Arts Council featured music makers

In 2021 Diana Moxon dedicated one show each month to chatting with the Missouri Arts Council's featured artists. On this week's show she revisits four of the chats she had with the music makers on the 2021 roster: classic guitarist Patrick Rafferty, the Queen of Avant Soul Candice Ivory, bluegrass singer songwriter Ray Cardwell, and jazz songstress Denise Thimes. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasmimwilliamsmusic.com)

The year in books and the year in film

As we head into the new year, Diana Moxon invites Unbound Book Festival Executive Director and Skylark Bookshop owner, Alex George to share his Skylarky commendations for the past 12 months of book releases, including most obscure title and the book that he loved so much he started reading it over as soon as he had finished it. And in Act Two of the show, Ragtag Film Society's Barbie Banks looks back over the year in film and shares her favorites including best doc, best actor/tress, the movie that you should only watch on a huge screen, and the film most likely to make you laugh so hard you had to pee. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

The snuggly year-in-local-theatreland review show with Monica and David

This week Diana Moxon invites avid theatre goers and actors, Monica Palmer and David McSpadden, into the tinsel-strewn Speaking of the Arts studio to snuggle up by the crackling fire with some rum-spiced hot chocolates and warm blankets to look back over the past 12 months in local theatreland and make recommendations for who might receive the SpeakingoftheArties awards, if in fact they existed. Opening and closing music with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

The Master's Exhibit, paper-cutting that illuminates physics, and haunting paintings of teddy bears

Each December the Sager Reeves Gallery in Columbia brings in work by 20th century masters. This year the exhibit focuses on two artists who were central to the abstract expressionist movement but who never became household names: John Little and Jack Roth. Diana Moxon chats with Sager Reeves gallery curator and director, Hannah Reeves, about their work and their lives (https://sagerreevesgallery.com/). Plus there's a chat with painter Joachim Knill about his strangely haunting paintings of stuffed animals, which live in his installation work, National Treasure (http://www.joachimknill.com/); and interdisciplinary artist, Sukanya Mani, talks about her Tyvek-cutting artworks and how her art explores both the quantum world and the cosmos (https://www.sukanyamani.com/). Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

Two painters, a conceptual artist, and singer songwriter: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's November artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the November four: St Louis-based musician, singer-songwriter Candice Ivory aka the Queen of Avant Soul; conceptual artist Marco Rosichelli from Kansas City whose work scrutinizes and sometimes satirizes the nuances of the institutional nature of the art world; plein air and studio painter Janey Seamans Hale from West Plains; and watercolor artist Dana Forrester from Independence whose ouevre of brick wall ghost signs and corvettes has made him a unique voice in the art world. You can see and hear the works of this week's artists on their websites: https://candiceivory.com/; https://www.rosichelli.com/; https://www.janeyseamanshale.com/; https://danaforresterart.com/.Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music, 'Restless Heart'.

The Festive Arts: Musicals, Music, and of course, A Christmas Carol

The holiday season is upon us and so are a slew of Christmassy/Holiday Season-themed performances. On this week's show Diana Moxon chats with writer/actor Stacia Fernandez and composer Danny J Rooney about their brand new musical, A Smalltowne Christmas, which makes its world premiere on Stephens College's Macklanburg theatre stage; Arrow Rock's Lyceum Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, Quin Gresham, talks about the return of their holiday season tradition 'A Christmas Carol'; Columbia Entertainment Company's Executive Director, Enola White, and director David Hall chat about the company's production of 'The Winter Wonderettes', and the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Executive Director Trent Rash discusses MOSY's annual Symphony of Toys concert together with the concert's Creative Director, Melissa Bohon-Webel, and its conductor, Michelle di Russo. Opening and closing musical credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com)

A thankful retrospective of some of the 2021 chats

It is Thanksgiving week here in America, so what better time to be thankful for all the arts chats of the year, and to look back on just a handful of them. There was the chat with the champion of Juneteenth, the fabulous Ms Opal Lee of Fort Worth TX back in February; in June Greenhouse Theatre Project's Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri and David Wilson talked about the one-woman show 'Grounded', and artist David Spear's finished his painting of the Blind Boone mural and talked about anamorphic perspective; Mizzou International Composer's Festival composer Nina Shekhar came on the show in July to talk about composing and her captivating work 'Quirkhead'; Ragtag Film Society's incoming artistic director, Chloe Trayner, joined host Diana Moxon in September to chat about her expectations of moving to the midwest from London - and her Blink 182 novel; and musicians Violet Vonder Haar and Sifa Bihomora were on Speaking of the Arts in September to talk about their music as they prepared to take to the Roots n Blues stages. Opening and closing music credits thanks to guitarist, Yasmin Williams (www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com).

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