On today's show, we included a tribute to singer and former Texas Troubador Cal Smith, who passed away October 10th at age 81.

Yes, Blanche played Katy Perry’s single “Roar.” Because it was the theme song for the playoff run for YOUR NEW WNBA CHAMPIONS, THE MINNESOTA LYNX! All hail Dos Lynx!

Hosts: Yvette Howie, Bill Cottman, Bryan Triechel
Guests: Terre Thomas, Abdi Abdulle, Maureen Reed
Programs: Minnesota Native News, Brain Talk, Cinema Shanty
Editors: Rico Morales
Reporters: Ben Lauer, Peter Schilling, Kathie Smith

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Editors: Rico Morales
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Ultra-cool Courtney Yasmineh stopped by the show with her new CD which we chatted around and played a few tracks from.Other newer music by Garland Jefferys, Martin Devaney, & Pete Anderson. The rest of the soundtrack was provided by the likes of Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Boz Scaggs, Lazy Lester, Flo & Eddie/Turtles, King Khan & The Shrines, etc. If that sounds like it may be of interest to you, simply click “Episode Details” where the complete playlist is provided. From there, you will be able to listen to the music via the archive or mobile app.

A wide ranging scope crosses Quebecois, northern Italian, Ukrainian & Sephardic and Arab influenced music from Spain with Ethiopian brass band on today’s program. Also previews of a Brasilian bossanova artist and a Tamashek rock band from Mali coming to town this month, what else ?? — check it out !!!