Roots

Special Guests Brian Vanderwerf (of Eleganza and formerly Chooglin’, Midnight Evils) and Ryan O’Rourke (Booking Agent, Turf Club) spun favorites and music from upcoming “Eleganza Extravaganza” event at Turf Club, Sat. June 8 7 p.m. – close)…

Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

Tipping the Scale

During the coldest days of winter, an “Earth Train” departed from St. Paul, carrying dozens of artists, activists and regular folks from Minnesota to Washington, DC. On board were KFAI producers Barbara Jean Meyers and Melissa Koch. Along the way they interviewed passengers including Kevin Kling, Louise Erdrich, Prudence Johnson and others, about why they were making the journey. Many were inspired by Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, who believes that the Keystone XL pipeline wound be the final nail in the coffin for planet Earth.

On February 17, advocates gathered at the nation’s Capitol for Forward on Climate to protest Keystone and draw attention to global warming. Nearly 50,000 people assembled to promote environmental stewardship, making it the largest rally on climate issues in U.S. history. “Tipping the Scale” is a two-part audio documentary that chronicles this historic event. Tune into MinneCulture on Monday, June 3, and Wednesday June 5, at 7:30pm.

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Edwin Allen
Producer:  Siobhan Keirans 
 

In the second hour we had Dave Birrow of the Marimba Bullies.

Music Host: Brenda Bell Brown
Producer:  Yvette Howie 
News Host: Dale Connelly 

 

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