Roots

Tonight as part of the KFAI fall pledge drive we revisited a theme we have not done in awhile: A Fistful of Dub: A Dread Western Special. The Echo Chamber headed out to the wild, wild west! The anchors of the show (and the two items that were the germ of the project) were Roots Control’s fantastic Dread Western album (on Wordsound) and the Ennio Morricone soundtrack to the spaghetti western movie The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Also fitting right in is the Trojan Records “western reggae” compilation “The Big Gundown”. More great stuff, including: the excellent new “Return of Gringo” album from Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hi-Fi; Vincenzo Cipollone (“Far West” album); Space Monkeys vs. Gorillaz (“Clint Eastwood”); Clint Eastwood & General Saint; Dub Spencer & Trance Hill (covering the Clash’s “Magnificent Seven”); Guvna (with “Fistful of Dub”); Tommy McCook & the Skatalites; Boomski (with “Bad Horsie” from the Dubbhism album “She Was A Rough Rider”); Lloyd Charmers; The Specials; Pale Rider; “Double Barrel”, both the original from Dave & Ansel Collins, plus Bad Manners’ cover; and so much more…including tons of soundbytes from the movie “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”. Heck we even included the main title music from the classic Blazing Saddles movie from Mel Brooks!

10th Anniversary Show with special guests & a look back on the last 10 years of women’s acoustic music!

Special Pledge Drive show – interviewed Legs McNeil, author “Please Kill Me: Oral History of Punk Rock” and fe: guests Doug Anderson and Sprague Hollander the 1st hour. 2nd hour hosted Danny Sigelman, of Secret Stash Records, and DJ/Musician/Journalist.

Pam Hill and Terry Carter provided the morning music and news updates, respectively, this October morning. We featured a piece by Susan Gray on the Riverside Plaza complex in Minneapolis and the second installment of the Dakota War series. Among the music we heard was new music from Ozomatli from their kids album (!), Ellis from the compilation "We Love to Be Free: Songs in Support of the Freedom to Marry" addressing a timely subject and we discussed what the lyrics to Echo & the Bunnymen's "Do It Clean" could possibly mean.

Building Utopia in Cedar Riverside
Produced by Jessica Folker & Susan Gray

The Minneapolis skyline changed dramatically in the early 1970s, after two small real estate developers with ambitious dreams initiated a complex redevelopment of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. With a design by renowned Minnesota architect Ralph Rapson, and guaranteed loans from the federal government, Gloria Segal and Keith Heller were determined to build a high-density community with a diverse mix of ages, nationalities and incomes. KFAI producers Jessica Folker and Susan Gray spoke with urban planning experts, along with past and current residents, to learn how the Cedar Square West development evolved to become home to many East African refugees.

Interview with Luverne Siefert and Michelle Hensley of Ten Thousand Things

Today we had special guest Paul Dice Talking about the Lutes from Around the World Concert
During the second hour we Dakota Dave Hull talking and playing a few tunes live.

   This was our one (and only) pledge drive show for this fall due to the drive lasting one week this time (as an experiment). I want to thank Ron Gerber (Crap From The Past 10:30PM-midnight Fridays) and Eve Macleish (Corazon Latino noon-2PM Tuesdays) for their enthusiasm and energy as rap partners. many thanks to our many phone volunteers, producers, food donors and most of all—listeners like YOU who supported KFAI during this drive. Thank you!

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