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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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Thanks to Greg Carr, a.k.a. Hamilton Sense, for sitting in for me this week. Greg hosted the great radio show “Dig Up The Roots” on this station for many years. Man, I miss that show and Greg’s creative style, knowledge, and wit.

Today, he played all sorts of interesting material that fits under the Freewheelin’ umbrella. Also, if you listen to the archive, you’ll hear Doc Rock introducing Homer & Jethro’s “Hill Billie Hippie“….that’s worth the price of admission right there.

Click on “more” for the playlist and a link to the archives, where you may listen to the entire broadcast.

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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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Live in the Studio: The Chapin Sisters

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Birthday show and special guest Hastings 3000!

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Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:

1. Artist Julie Buffalohead, produced by Allison Herrera
2. Sven’s Clogs, produced by Diane Richards
3. Film Archivist Bob DeFlores, produced by Britt Aamodt
4. Performing Artist T Mychael Rambo, produced by Dixie Treichel
5. Cambodian Band Roi Kabal Kewu, produced by Dan Greenwood

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