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

Vance Gilbert: 107 online concerts makes him ready for a live one!

Vance Gilbert has released 13 albums so far, with another one on the way that he’s been working on live in concert. When the pandemic struck, he switched to the live streaming concerts every Monday at 7:30pm. For the past … Continue reading

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Dr. Carolyn Bailey Lewis and Love and Loss: The Storied Nature of Nursing Home Care

In and out of care facilities for many years, Dr. Carolyn Bailey Lewis persevered and became director and general manager of OUB public media at Ohio University in Athens, where she served for 13 years as the first woman and … Continue reading

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Generational Poverty in Ohio and Beyond: Christina Dorr

Author, speaker and media specialist Christina Dorr, PhD, will appear as part of the Ohioana virtual Book Festival on April 29-May 1. Her most recent book is Profiles in Resilience: Books for Children and Teens That Center the Lived Experience … Continue reading

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I have The Talk with Brendan Kiely

I think I became aware of The Talk that African American parents have with their children a few years ago, most likely during the start of the Black Lives Matter movement. This is probably one of the surest signs that … Continue reading

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How to have a Big Voice through voice acting with Ron Allan

Ron Allan from Big Voice Productions in central Ohio has performed and taught voice acting throughout the Midwest and has over 30 years of experience. As he said during our discussion, “somewhere, right now, this minute, I’m on a radio … Continue reading

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George Bilgere at Ohioana 2022

Cleveland poet George Bilgere’s latest collection is Central Air, which was released March 2022. He hosts “Wordplay” on Cleveland Public Radio, which has been described as the car talk of poetry. He joins the Ohioana virtual Book Festival on April … Continue reading

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Tempest hoists the Jolly Roger at Burns’ Pub on April 8

Celtic Folk rock group Tempest has a history of playing pirate songs and playing at WCBE. They will be in town on April 8 at Byrne’s Pub. I spoke with founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, about how … Continue reading

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Who is in that car tailgating you? Lisa Scottoline says to be afraid; be very afraid

On her way to selling over 30 million books, Lisa Scottoline has had plenty of time to imagine what’s the worst that could happen in any situation. And fortunately, she’s written about it. This time, it’s tailgating that turns into … Continue reading

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WCBE is putting the FUN in fund drive

It’s that time again: time to reach into your wallets and purses and neighbor’s couch cushions and help support central Ohio’s NPR station, WCBE! In today’s show, I talk with Greg Moebius, General Manager at WCBE. We discuss the theme … Continue reading

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The ‘Bot

You ever look at something and think, “Yeah, that’s hiding a terrible secret?” Tonight’s story is just that kind of event, a moment that made me shiver with fear when I saw a deadly contraption roaming the sidewalks and streets … Continue reading

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