Arts & Culture

Host: Dixie Treichel

Guests: Foxy Tann, Cabaret & Burlesque performer, AFRODISIAC & THANK GOD I’M FABULOUS, Red Carpet Burlesque Productions ;
Eli Harkness, performer, Cat Hammond, writer, performer, director, Zoe Michael, director, THE NAKED I: INSIDES OUT, 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities

Kristina reaches into the archives and comes up with the first show of Poquito y Bueno, filled with alegrias and a charming interview with Timo Lozano.

DJs Miguel Vargas and Daniel Topex are laying down the tracks, TruthMaze is drops by to talk about his upcoming event, “The Shift”,

The Federal Writers Project in Minnesota
Produced by Britt Aamodt

As part of the New Deal, the Works Progress Administration, or They were scared, poor, on the dole, and desperate for work. From 1935-1943, 250 Minnesotans participated in the great social experiment called the Federal Writers Project. Some were former newspapermen, some were casual fictioneers. But most of them were just ordinary job hunters who jumped on the WPA bandwagon to research and write one of the best books on Minnesota today: The WPA Guide to Minnesota. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt turns back the clock to the Dirty ’30s in her look at the Federal Writers Project in Minnesota.

TALL TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS
Bedtime stories from Pete Seeger

Special guest visit from Paraguayan harpist Nicolas Carter, recounting his work composing a suite of songs, to be played at The Cedar, Mon. Feb. 4; one concert of the 416 Club Commission series. The balance of the program celebrates Espana – Gipsy Kings’ Grammy award winning new release, and Buika. Along with a preview of Eric Bibb and an Ella Fitzgerald tribute as well.

Such a mix tonight…from great oldies, to a bunch of great new selections. Started the journey with Pale Rider’s cool new “Post Dub” album, followed by the incredible Mo Kalamity & the Wizards with their “Freedom of the Soul” album. Also, excellent new releases from Mighty Mystic (“Concrete World”); See-I (“Real Steel” single on Fort Knox); Black Symbol (“Journey” album on Sugar Shack); Eljai (with his “Isaacs Medley – Tribute to the Cool Ruler”); Quanta (“Dream Before You Sleep” on Dubmission); and even some fado from Antonio Zambujo. The good doctor also mixed in some King Tubby (celebrating Tubby’s birthday on the 28th), Citizen Sound/Seed Organization, Burnett Town Sound, KingRat, J Boog, Herbata, Madtone, Kevin Purdy (with an exclusive new demo), and more.

DJ Baby Swiss kept things eclectic in his half of the program… Some classic dubs from Dub Syndicate, King Tubby, Blackbeard (Dennis Bovell), and Jamaica Super Dub Session (from Wackies). Some Scientist dubbing up some dubstep. And everything from Jon Hassel and Perfume, to Kona Triangle and DubXanne, with some Toots and Horace Andy filling things out roots wise.

We talk with Minnesota author Scott Dominic Carpenter about his acclaimed new novel Theory of Remainders. He teaches literature at Carlton College and is also the author of This Jealous Earth.

We also speak with Dr. Ian Flitcroft about his graphic novel Journey by Starlight, based on his award-winning popular science blog of the same name. The graphic novel presents Albert Einstein explaining life, the universe and everything.

See play list below

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