Arts & Culture

Back to Afrika in the first hour, including previews of visiting groups from Mali – both south and north. In the second hour, Lila Downs among other Latina cantores.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Mike Fischbein
Producer: Flor Frey

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s History Month, the Echo Chamber presented its annual “Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World” special. And what a great list of women singers & players we had on this year’s show: Marcia Griffiths, Phyllis Dillon, Sharon Black, Dawn Penn, Millie Small, Bunny Brissett, Denise Darlington, Ranking Ann, Jennifer Lara, Lorita Grahame, Hollie Cook, PJ Higgins, Cherine, Ms Dynamite, Andrea Parker, Eva B, The Angel (of 60 Channels), SXtheMadArtist (aka Stalo Xinari), Alida Viator, Althea & Donna, Ammoye, Keera Rootz, Niquet, Jenny Mathias, Jahga (of Ragana), Fatima, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Natacha Atlas, Jazzmin Tutum, Soom T, Luisa Maita, Chatta, Etana, Goapele, Barbie Gaye, Leah Rosier, Kirsty Rock, Patsy Todd, Bonnie Pink, Ari Up, and more. Great women singers, players, and producers from around the world. And 4 different versions of “My Boy Lollipop”. What a great show featuring the fairer sex…

We speak with Evie Shockley about her new collection of poetry the new black, which won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. She is also the author of a half-red sea, two chapbooks, and a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry.

We also speak with Sha Cage about her upcoming performance in N.I.G.G.E.R., which blends monologue, song, interviews and movement in an experimental examination of the residual impact of this word (through a female lens).

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Music Hosts: Ron Thums & Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Dale Connelly

Veda Ponikvar is known as “The Iron Lady of Chisholm,” and recognized by the Historical Society as one of Minnesota’s 150 most important people. Born of humble beginnings to Eastern European immigrants on the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota, Veda attended college, served in World War II, and returned to her hometown to start the Chisholm Free Press. She is a life-long advocate for workers, children and the mentally disabled. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt journeyed up north to talk to this 93-year-old icon.

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From Women's Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig—the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond.

Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can’t rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body.

Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique—burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It’s proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain—stress—which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat.

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Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Siobhan Kierans
Producer: Dale Connelly

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