Mark Erelli: How to grab an audience’s attention softly

Mark Erelli @ Passim

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Mark Erelli has released 16 CDs, 6 collaborative and 10 solo, including his most recent For A Song, his first solo album of original material in six years.

During our conversation, we talked about the ways that crowdfunding is changing music, how Lyle Lovett impacted his performance style, and why snowstorms are the songwriter’s blessing.

He’ll be in Columbus on Friday, January 20th with Six String Concerts.

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That time a Pulitzer Prize winner accidentally called me a journalist: Connie Schultz

CT Forum The End of Civility moderator Connie Schultz being introduced

CT Forum The End of Civility moderator Connie Schultz being introduced

Nationally syndicated columnist Connie Schultz won a 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her work with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, teaches journalism at Kent State University, and is the the author of two books including … and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man, which details her relationship with her husband, Senator Sherrod Brown. Schultz will be in Columbus on January 13th to receive the Progressive Hero award from ProgressOhio.

Listen in to hear Schultz describe her writing process, how she deals with being married to a senator, and what receiving the award means to her.

 

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Mariah Carey on Craft!

mimithemimeIt’s another A-lister on Craft: Mariah Carey! Listen in for exciting news on her new career in the Rockin’ New Year.

 

A HUGE thank you to the inestimable Shawn Gould and ayote&olympic hiphop hard by Annon (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

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Jeff Black songs can get you out of speeding tickets (probably not)

Jeff BlackSinger-songwriter Jeff Black has a lot of fan; and some of them are policemen, at least according to his podcast, Black Tuesdays. He’ll be in Columbus on December 3 with Six String Concerts.

Listen in for the path less traveled and what kinds of fan stories make it to his podcast, like the story about how one of his songs got a fan out of a speeding ticket.

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Thanksgiving special 2016

I’ve got a lot of people to thank you for this episode:

Interviews with Loreena McKennitt (CAPA), Craig Johnson (Thurber House), Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzuto (Nest Theatre), Origins (The Ohio State University Department of History)

And thank you to folks who lent their voices to describe some of the reasons they are thankful.
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Elaine Grogan Luttrull
Rebecca Flowers
Eva Dale
Nancy Petro
Andrew Miller
Cynthia Rossi
Kathy Jender
Robin Smith
Julie Moore
Artie Isaac
Brad Feinknopf
Lucy Snyder
Larry Smith
Kathy Fagan

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I’m Thankful for [This]


thankfulWhat are you thankful for? Your health? Your family? Your friends?

Thanksgiving Day, 2016, I’ll be broadcasting an hour-long Craft special on WCBE, 90.5 FM, and I’d like you to share a few minutes of what you’re thankful for with WCBE listeners.

How to participate

  • Telephone: Email me at crafttheshow@gmail.com and I’ll set up a time to call you to record your “I’m thankful for [this]” over the phone.
  • Email a sound file (mono, .wav): send your “I’m thankful for [this]” file to crafttheshow@gmail.com
  • Email text that I’ll read: email me your”I’m thankful for [this]” text  and I’ll voice it on air and give you credit

Rules

  • This isn’t a contest
  • There are no prizes (other than eternal radio fame)
  • This isn’t a rant (no politics)
  • Craft retains the right to reject any submission and to edit for length, clarity, and content
  • Participants retain copyright over words. Craft has broadcast rights on WCBE and online.
  • Submission Deadline: 5 pm on November 18th
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Maureen Metcalf and Dale Meyerrose

Major General (Ret.) Dale W. Meyerrose

Dr. Dale W. Meyerrose: Public Domain

Guest host Maureen Metcalf, CEO of Metcalf & Associates, talks with Dr. Dale W. Meyerrose, Major General(Retired) about leadership and how to lead a group of people who may not have a direct reporting relationship to you. Meyerrose was the first Associate Director of National Intelligence/Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Information Sharing Executive for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). His job after 9-11 was to consolidate the intelligence agencies and enhance their joint capacity to defend the US.

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Craft Halloween 2016

clownWhat you’ve been fearing is finally here: the 2016 Craft Halloween special, with stories from around the globe and your neighborhood.

  • Clown: Written and performed by Doug Dangler
  • Pets I: Written and performed by Mallory Laurel, Cade Leebron, Neil Grayson, Meg Callahan, and Samantha Tucker
  • Pets II: Written and performed by Columbus Unscripted performers Barbara Allen, Lorinda Ostapuck, Jamie Williams, William Sabo, and Kayla Graham
  • Dracula visits Craft : Written and performed by Doug Dangler
  • The story of Ceely Rose : Interview with paranormal researcher Kat Klockow
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Improv! This weekend!

imprvJoin Columbus Unscripted for the Columbus Improv Festival on October 20-24. On the show today, Barbara Allen and Bill Sabo talk to Kelly Buttermore from the podcast From Justin to Kelly about improv, life, and how a really bad show brought Justin and Kelly to a new view on improv.

 

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BIll Shkurti on The Ohio State University in the Sixties: The Unraveling of the Old Order

Bill Shkurti book coverBill Shkurti has lived a fascinating dual life at Ohio State University: as an undergraduate from 1964-68, he experienced life as a subject of the administration, but from 1990-2010 he was an important part of the administration. These two sides led him to write his latest book The Ohio State University in the Sixties: The Unraveling of the Old Order, one of the first books from the Ohio State University Press Trillium imprint.

Join us for a discussion of how student life has changed at Ohio State, what caused the university to shut down in May of 1970, and which OSU administrator referred to Columbus Dispatch coverage of OSU events as “manufactured news stories that would make Pravda blush with envy.”

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