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Another two-fer tonight: TWO bands for the price of NONE.

El Lay Faunt and His Traveling Circus  AND

Jezebel Jones & Her Wicked Ways.

Oh what a night!

Disorganized Crime: Dillinger, Karpis and the Yeggmen of St. Paul
Produced by Britt Aamodt

John Dillinger and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis robbed banks for a living. In their day—Depression-Era America—they were legends, as famous as Babe Ruth. But instead of home runs and ERAs, they counted stolen money and dead bodies. And when things got too hot, they ran to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they were welcomed with open arms and no questions asked. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt follows the trail of two of America’s most famous gangsters to 1930s St. Paul, with a guided tour provided by Paul Maccabee, author of “John Dillinger Slept Here.”

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Silver Lining mix
with Brad Wrolstad

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A very special show tonight as we did our annual All-Jamaican special we call “One Fe Robert”. Covering all the bases from Rocksteady, to Roots, to Dub…and even a bit of Ska. The playlist reads like a who’s-who of reggae music: Derrick Morgan, Jimmy Cliff, Millie Small, Eric Donaldson, Marcia Griffiths, Winston Wright, U-Roy, The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Dub Specialist, Bobby Ellis, The Observers, Lee Scratch Perry, The Heptones, Dennis Brown, I-Roy, Winston Jarrett, The Melodians, King Tubby, Bim Sherman, Sugar Minott, Culture, Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Rupie Edwards, Barrington Levy, Half Pint, Horace Andy, Omar Perry, Michael Rose, The Skatalites, Errol Brown, Wayne Jarrett, Jackie Edwards, Prince Buster, Dave Barker, Tommy McCook & the Supersonics, Phil Pratt, Linval Thompson, Rico, and Augustus Pablo.

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Tonight, we interview Hugh Wronski, chief Midwest publicist of Landmark Theatres (Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis). Landmark brings us all the foreign films. Through Hugh, we have had many current French directors and actors whom we interviewed on Bonjour Minnesota. He will speak on new films coming here.
The 9:00-10:00 hour will be filled with old and new French music, including new works from Radio France Internationale.

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Estreno de la Coleccion Will Shapira/ Inauguration of the Will Shapira Collection AND…..interview with Jorge Gomez from TIEMPO LIBRE!

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Waitin for my Pocho What happens when you bring spicy pork tamales to KFAI? Engineer Sean says sayonara to his taste buds and we celebrate with some Cumbia Caliente by Jonny Chingas, Mazz, and Grupo Pegasso.

Mira Muchacha, Pochos also get down with reggae Didn’t Cha Know. Southern Califas represents with Umoverde, Sublime and Hawaii’s Pepper.

All the leaves are brown and we’re California Dreamin but Baby Don’t You Cry just Share My Joy. Sacatelo Bailando like Grupo Fantasma and get down like James Brown with Coldblooded.

And with Halloween behind us, forget the boogeyman and embrace the boogaloo as we make you Push, Push, Push with A Deeper Shade of Soul of Joe Cuba, Celia Cruz and Ray Barreto. Relax, sit back and listen. Do you and I’ll Do me for now, Until you come back to me.

Is that enough to get you to tune in?!

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