Acclaimed music journalist Peter Doggett recently released his much-anticipated biography of the seminal rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. One of the early supergroups, the band's songwriting and harmonies took them to record heights of popularity. Brian O'Donnell is joined by the author on the phone from England to talk about the four very individual elements of this legendary band.
For 55 years, the Rosie Reds organization has been supporting the hometown baseball team, first existing as a way of getting women interested in the game, and today includes men and community fundraising efforts. A program celebrating the Rosie (Rooters Organized to Stimulate Interest & Enthusiasm) Reds happens on June 22 at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and joining John Kiesewetter with more are Dale Silver from the Rosie Reds and Brian Powers from the library.
Andrew Watts is a former naval officer and helicopter pilot from Cincinnati who has become a successful author and veterans' advocate. His latest book is Overwhelming Force and he joins our Barbara Gray to discuss his military service and how that led to his writing career.
On Sunday, June 23, there will be a gathering of some of Cincinnati's finest musicians, performing in support of adult literacy. Reach for the Stars is a fundraising concert for the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, organized by Suzanne Bona, host of public radio's Sunday Baroque. Brian O'Donnell learns more about the line-up of performers and the mission of the Literacy Council in this conversation with Suzanne.
The Nashville Sound is unmistakable, no matter what genre of music you enjoy. The plethora of outstanding musicians, live music venues, and record companies has kept the Tennessee city a force in the music industry for decades. Author Don Cusic joins Lee Hay to talk about the years of great music he chronicles in his book, Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline.