Author Archives: Doug Dangler

About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk

John Gorka: The past never dies. It comes back as songs

http://johngorka.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/bio.jpg For legendary singer-songwriter John Gorka’s new album, True in Time, he casts his mind back to the past, with songs that explore memories and those we’ve lost. Join us as we discuss his songs and his songwriting. John Gorka … Continue reading

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Visual Trumpery or How Alberto Cairo Confronts Fake News and Statistics

Like many of us, Alberto Cairo is a polls-junky. Whenever election season comes around, he gets locked into the numbers. But for Cairo, it’s not just a seasonal passion; he’s devoted his academic studies to graphical representations of data in … Continue reading

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Michael Kardos: A book so good, it’s magic

Ohio State University alum Michael Kardos had a problem. How could he keep his son busy while he was writing? The solution: promise to write story chapters for his son if he played quietly for a time. In a classic … Continue reading

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Christine Hayes: Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus

Christine Hayes is a Columbus native and columnist for the Short North Gazette. You might know her as Ramona Moon, the art car lady. Aside from gluing toys to her car, Hayes has edited a book of her father’s old … Continue reading

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Steve Goble: Writing the pirate seas

Yo ho! Yo ho! It’s the pirate’s life for Steve! Ever since Steve Goble was a kid, he’s been enthralled with the adventure novel. Since he couldn’t be a pirate, Goble became a reporter for ten Ohio news publications and … Continue reading

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Amanda Petford-Long: Let’s Get Small

How small can we go with computers? What happens as materials get as tiny as the dinosaur I’ve shrunk to the size of a pen? Amanda Petford-Long is a distinguished physicist in the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National … Continue reading

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Dustin Meadows: Weezer, NuMetal, and finding your voice as a comedian

Dustin Meadows has been doing stand up for eight years. He’s released two albums, founded an alternative comedy troupe called Whiskey Bear Comedy, and frequently hosts The Pop Culture mixtape. He stops by Craft to talk about his new album, No! … Continue reading

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Lori Erickson: Monks Don’t Make the Best Interview Subjects

Lori Erickson grew up on a farm in Iowa and grew up reading adventure novels by John L. Stoddard that inspired her to travel the world. In her newest book, Holy Rover, Erickson explores her love of travel and her personal spirituality. … Continue reading

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Matthew Kahle: Did Archimedes build a death ray?

Matthew Kahle is an associate professor at Ohio State and researches topology, geometry, probability, statistical mechanics, and combinatorics. He’s also enamored with Archimedes, one of the foremost mathematicians, scientists, inventors, and engineers of the ancient world. Kahle first heard about … Continue reading

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Craft Intern Adam Hribar hosts WCBE’s Johnny DiLoretto

Want a Marvel-DC cross-over on the silver screen? Well, the studios probably can’t hash out that legal mess, so you’ll have to settle for watching two radio shows collide. Johnny DiLoretto, host of Cinema Classics and WCBE Community Relations Coordinator, … Continue reading

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