Arts & Culture

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Coleen Harriss
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

What better way to kick off summer than a cool new album from Mykal Rose (aka Michael Rose) – and one that contains some real cool Ethiopian jazz elements! That would be “Showdown Inna Bloody Town” on Foreign Key Records. Followed this up with some really nice new sounds from Alois Huber & Oh Gee (two different new 10” releases on Dubonwax), Dub Club (Tom Chasteen & Tippa Lee), Madness, Patko, Red Barrio, Dubzoic (remixing Alpha & Omega), Dub One!, Red Star Martyrs, Morning Sun & Essentials, Dubtrak, Los Transatlanticos, Dubmatix (feat. U-Roy & Cornell Campbell), Longman, Mutant Frogs, and Prism. Another highlight tonight was The Groove Thief’s mix “Free Dubs: Nox” (available on Mixcloud) which featured Linton Kwesi Johnson, Injham, earlyW~Rm, Dubmatix, Negritage, Reggae Roast ands more. Rounding out the program were The Drastics, Dr. Echo & Solange St. Croix, Jazzmin Tutum, Steve Turre, Jazzmin Tutum, Babilonci, Weather Report, Banco de Gaia, The Upsetters Dub Campaign, and more…

We speak with Urban Waite about his new novel The Carrion Birds, which is receiving excellent reviews. He is also the author of the acclaimed suspense novel The Terror of Living.

We also chat with Kevin Powers about his debut Iraq war novel The Yellow Birds, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and also received a PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction.

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Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

Embracing the Beloved is the name of a musical concert rooted in Sephardic, Persian, and North and South Indian cultural traditions. Co-creators Nirmala Rajasekar, David Jordan Harris, and Maryam Yusefzadeh recently performed three shows in the Twin Cities. This program was recorded and produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.

The Power Of Validation

recognizing and accepting your child’s thoughts and feelings, regardless of whether or not you feel that your child should be experiencing them—helps children develop a lifelong sense of self-worth. Children who are validated feel reassured that they will be accepted and loved regardless of their feelings, while children who are not validated are more vulnerable.

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

A pair from the Champaign-Urbana Radio Theater, including Playing Go Fish with Death, whose title is self-explanatory. The other is Security, about an author whose character drops by and decides to stay.
And from Aural Stage’s Dialed In series we have Customer Relations, about a fellow who wants to have the chip in his head removed.