Wednesdays 8:01pm

Ever looked at a piece of art, watched a play or movie, or read a book and thought, "How'd they do that?" Doug Dangler, the host of Craft, asks this question of writers, performers, and artists every week.  And they tell him about how they got into their craft, what inspires them, and what makes it worth the work. Explore creativity every Wednesday at 8:01 pm on WCBE.



4:43 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"Wimpy Kid" author talks embarrassment

Credit Abrams Books for Young Readers/Amulet Books

What makes Jeff Kinney look down and close his eyes because he can't bear what he's done? Check out his answer in our interview ahead of the November 5 publication of the 8th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Hard Luck.

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Arts + Life
8:24 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Nels Andrews: basis for writing is "Deep emotional pining"

Credit Six String Concerts

  October 18 Six String Concerts performer Nels Andrews tells Craft host Doug Dangler about his chauffeuring job with "The Countess of Glamor" and the "deep emotional pining" necessary to write his songs.

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Arts + Life
9:26 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Ohioana Book Award Winner Tells the Story of a Bird Family

Joy M Kiser with her book, America's Other Audubon.
Credit Ohioana

  America's Other Audubon won Joy M. Kiser the 2013 Ohioana Book Award for a book about an Ohioan and tells the story of the Circleville, Ohio, family of Genevieve Jones. Jones set out to add to the ornithological work of John J. Audubon by creating the lavishly illustrated book Illustrations of the Nests and Birds of Ohio.

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Broadcast Bits
8:08 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Singer Songwriter Vienna Teng on writing, performing, and the joys of graduate school

  Singer, songwriter, pianist, and musical experimentalist Vienna Teng has released 4 solo albums and one live album (the latter with percussionist Alex Wong). Her sixth album, Aims, is being released this month and she will play Kent, Ohio ,on September 28. More information about her can be found at I spoke to her recently about her music, performing, and the joys of graduate school, which she’s just completed.

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5:06 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Maureen Metcalf interview: Part 2

Maureen Metcalf, co-author of the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations tells listeners what the hardest part of writing a book like this. Surprisingly, it's not the writing.

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Arts + Life
4:02 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Craft's First Guest, Maureen Metcalf Part 1

Maureen Metcalf, author and local business-person, discusses her background and why she decided to go into coaching (hint: it was a result of changing jobs 5 times the first 5 years of her introductory career).

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