Kurt Vatland, Riggs Kessler, Seth Levine, and Aaron Willey have formed a rock band called La Madness that is quickly making a name for itself in the state.

Check our archives and see for yourself:  https://archive.org/details/118LaMadness

Starting today’s program with Greek & Lebanese music, the over to Spain And back home to preview Esperanza Spaulding, coming to downtown Mpls. this week

News Director, Dale Connelly, hosts & produces The Morning Blend.

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Feature: “Minneapolis Nursing Home Recognized for Taking Residents on Vacation,”: http://www.prx.org/pieces/85200-minneapolis-nursing-home-recognized-for-... produced by Susan Gray.

When people move into nursing homes they tend to assume their days of taking vacations are over. Not at the Camden Care Center in Minneapolis where the staff has put vacations back on the calendar. Audio Producer Susan Gray learned from residents and staff there’s benefits to escaping the daily grind at any age.

News Host – Shannon Jankowski
Music Hosts – Ron Thums and Jean Silverberg (form hosts of KFAI’s Radio Rumpus Room)
Producer – Dale Connelly

I played classic tracks from Richard “Groove” Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, Miles Davis, the Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet, and others. Newer tunes from the Zacc Harris Quartet, Tierney Sutton, Russ Nolan, Reggie Quinerly, and Connie & Herb. The Single of the week: Stompin’ at the Savoy, from Session at Midnight, a group of musicians recording at the original Capitol Records studios in the late 50s.

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150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation was signed

Our Annual “Last Night of Summer Exotica Special.”