Arts & Culture

By Todd Melby

Another big show with a bunch of new tunes and some classics too… But the highlight of the program was my interview of Jesse Royal, done at the Rootfire At The Park feastival in Cocoa, Florida. My first Echo Chamber after spending a great Reggae weekend at Rootfire (staying with my old college buddy Gary) which featured Jesse Royal, Tarrus Riley, Stephen Marley, Citizen Cope, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Shaggy, and more. And what an honor to interview Jesse Royal, Michael Franti, and the Ries Brothers. So, we featured all those artists, plus new and recent tunes from Danny T & the Tradesman, Jah Warrior, Damian Marley, Jah Warrior, Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas, Tiburk, Cocoa Tea, Black Seeds, Baraka Moon, Foresta, San Lazaro, and Fever Ray. But that was just the new stuff… More great tunes from Rass Kwame, Rootz Underground, Marina P & The Radiators, The Ullulators, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Papa Mopero, Mutant Frogs, and more!

We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston about the new edition of his book The Making of Donald Trump. He has reported for the Los Angeles TimesThe Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, and he has written several bestselling books, including Free LunchPerfectly Legal and The Fine Print. 

Live music from Claudia Schmidt, ticket giveaways & new releases!

*New Releases

**Womenfolk Theme Song

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The New Face Of Hope: End of Life Care and Courageous Conversations

The Axe and Crown, Episodes 5-8

Stan is the new landlord of a seedy pub on Mud Street, and it's run by a troll named Gubbin.  Stan wants to make it a better place, by hiring Gubbin's niece, Betula, as a cook.  Only Stan thinks this is a good idea.   Then there's a the new pub going up across the street, and they have to worry about competition – maybe.