Rock

“Woman del Callao: Susana de Leon” On this special episode of Radio Pocho we welcome immigration attorney and local sheroe Susana de Leon. Susana provides us with some of her favorite cuts by Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, Juan Gabriel and David Zaizar.

We also boogie on down to Nightlife Unlimited and “Get off” with Ray Parker Jr. Lastly, Prince leaves us wondering “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad.”

PLUS the “Pocho” word of the week.

In addition Susana provides us with some of her favorite cuts by Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, Juan Gabriel and David Zaizar.

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History of Nicollet Island, Part I
Produced by Jessica Folker

Nicollet Island is the only inhabited island in the Mississippi River, and this leafy Minneapolis oasis has attracted a colorful crowd: gilded-age tycoons, train-riding vagabonds, hippies, and well-known musicians have all called the Island home.

In the first of this two-part documentary, producer Jessica Folker explores the Island’s more distant past, beginning with its days as a safe place for expectant Dakota women.

Christopher and Rushika Hage—a resident couple whose love for the Island spawned two books on its illustrious history—offer stories about mosquito-plagued pioneers, murderous maids, beer caves, and disastrous events that affected the entire city.

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2 guest bands on the show today:

Mystic Order of Reverb & Twang (M.O.R.T.) – They’ll also be playing Thursday night at the series Angie & I put on at Rudolph’s BBQ.

Shakedown City – They played live and also brought in an advance copy of their new CD “On The Move”. They have a CD Release Party Friday night at Whiskey Junction.

New music this week included Eilen Jewell, David Bromberg, Grayson Capps, and of course, Shakedown City.

Angie & I will be hosting the Danny Amis benefit this Saturday night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge. Music starts at 7:00. Performers include Mystic Order of Reverb & Twang, Thee Unholy Three, Nordic Surf, Big Surg, Al’s Rockabilly Quartet, The Reckless Ones, Parisota Surf Club, Curtiss A, and may special surprise quests.

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this week is all about trying to find the rock in new music… and i wander: Stooges, Belles, Coathangers, Bush Tetras, Bass Drums of Death, Grieves, Atmosphere, blueprint, face candy, book of knots,My friend Robot, the Birthday Party, Rondelles, and more stuff

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Geminis rule the house of Pop on this Summer Solstice spectacular. Creativity abounds with Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Howard Kaylan, Todd Rundgren and more. Plus Beatles, Turtles and other musical critters!

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1. Wild Food Summit
Produced by Michelle Alimoradi
Most people have probably never cooked with fiddle ferns and cattails, but each year at the Wild Food Summit, food enthusiasts gather to forage and prepare feasts from nature’s bounty. Now in its seventh year, the Minnesota Wild Food Summit promotes ecological sustainability and community. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi spoke to participants about the week-long event at White Earth Indian Reservation, which is just one of three Wild Food Summits in the country.

2. Urban Chickens
Produced by Sabrina Crews
Urban chicken coops are on the rise. Some city dwellers raise hens for their eggs, others harvest the birds for meat. KFAI’s Sabrina Crews interviewed urban poultry owners Mimi Holmes and Janelle Hiland to find out why they keep chickens in the backyard.

3. MN Spoken Word Association
Produced by Maria Almli
In 2001, the Minnesota Spoken Word Association burst onto the scene with Singers of Daybreak, the first-ever spoken word conference. For 10 years, this grassroots organization has nurtured young artists through school programs and special events. KFAI’s Maria Almli spoke to co-founders and creative directors, e.g. Bailey and Sha [SHAY] Cage, about a decade of creativity.

4. Quatrefoil Library
Produced by Dixie Treichel
Quatrefoil Library takes its name from the 1950 James Barr novel—one of the first literary works to portray homosexuals in a positive way. When it opened 25 years ago, Quatrefoil Library was a unique resource for GLBT education, research and community. Today it is one of the oldest and largest GLBT lending libraries in the country.

5. Twin Cities Pride
Produced by Dixie Treichel
The Twin Cities Pride Festival is an annual, weekend-long celebration of freedom, which includes the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this story about TC Pride and the history about the parade, which honors those who spoke and marched publicly in support of the GLBT community.

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