Arts & Culture

Week 2 of music just off the plane from Spain.

Every weekend during summer, vacationers from all over Minnesota and beyond pack up the family car and head north to Highway 1. The highway cuts a jagged route across the top quarter of the state, from North Dakota in the west, to the rocky shores of Lake Superior in the east, through farmland, reservation, lake and lodge country. Curious about this storied Northlands highway, KAXE producer Britt Aamodt hit the road to explore for herself.

Black Gold Boom’s solid gold hits!!!

Special pledge drive kickoff edition with Greg Carr, hosting ! Call and pledge to local global programming – at your disposal !

Kicking off April to the sweet sounds of the new Version Xcursion album “System Echo”. After a brief hiatus from deejaying and production, Sassa’le has put together a great downtempo release fusing the sounds of Bristol trip-hop, reggae, and dub. This was followed by some great new vibes from Polyphonic Dub Collective, The Dubb Style, Yabass Yaba Radics (dubs from the vault), Beat Inc., Black Job, Bryan Art, Banco de Gaia, McPullish (and friends), and our own Mutant Frogs. Celebrating Mayd Hubb’s recent “Mellowmoon” release with Joe Pilgrim, we played a 3 consecutive Mayd Hubb tracks from 3 different albums. And what a subsonic stew of cool music to fill out the show from the likes of Black Uhuru/Prince Jammy, All India Radio, Little Tempo, Toots & the Maytals, Dubor & the Duborians, Big Shiny, The Slits, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jackie Mittoo, BDLabs, Djosos Krost, and more…

We speak with Bruce Feiler about his new book The Secrets of Happy Families. He is the bestselling author of many books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, America's Prophet, and his most recent, The Council of Dads.

Two Interviews today one with “Blue Dog” a native American blues band fronted by a mother and her daughter. They have been nominated for two NAMA awards and are appearing in the final round of the Famous Dave’s Battle of the Blues. The other interview was with B3 Hammond organ master Billy Hollomon, who is returning to the Twin Cities after a hiatus of five years. He will be appearing at the Artists Quarter April 5th & 6th.