Category Archives: Original Craft Productions

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Carolyn Aaron: Make a difference to one

The daughter of a 1950’s widowed working mother, Carolyn Aaron grew up in an unusual circumstances, some of which she’s used in her acting. She calls her civil rights activist mother an “inverse influence” on her character of Shirley Maisel, … Continue reading

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Sumukh Torgalkar is back in Columbus

Comic Sumukh Torgalkar will return to central Ohio after a few years on the West Coast to record his second comedy album at Madlab on June 3. Listen in as we discuss his comedy interests, the impact of the pandemic, … Continue reading

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Get Blacklisted with Jeff Black at Six String Concerts

Singer-songwriter Jeff Black will appear on June 3 with Columbus’ Six String Concert series. He brings a back catalog of 12 albums and a new one that he’s in the process of writing, so be prepared for something potentially new. … Continue reading

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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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