Arts & Culture

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Roy Close, Earnest Simpkins, Pat Nelson, Melissa Koch, Dawn Mikkelson

Black History Month Special

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e.g. bailey and Sha Cage join us to talk about the CD release party for e.g.‘s new album, American Afrikan, an encyclopedic mix of spoken word, hip hop, funk, jazz, and more. The release party is Saturday, Feb. 20th starting at 9:30 p.m. at Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis and will feature performances by Guante, Sha Cage, Mankwe Ndosi, J. Otis Powell, Truthmaze, and more.

Also on this show, we talk with Marisha Chamberlain about her new novel The Rose Variations, the story of Rose McGregor, a talented composer navigating academia in the early days of feminism. Marisha Chamberlain is also a playwright, poet, and librettist.

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Homenaje #1 Misa Flemencas Por Cordobesa

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Another week filled with many new releases… Among these were the album “Routes” by Smoke (actually released in ’08 in Italy); the new Ras Amerlock “2010, A Bass Oddity (Trinity All Stars)” (on Libre Comme Lair); and the new Marcus Visionary “Carib EP II” (on Liondub International).

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Living with Alzheimer’s

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Guest: Paul Hillmer, Author of “A People’s History of the Hmong People”

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From Brooklyn to Banja Luka (Radio Netherlands)

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“Postpartum Depression for Dummies”

Kinshasha talked with Dr. Shoshanna Bennett about her new book, “Postpartum Depression for Dummies”.

Contrary to popular belief, pregnancy is not always an exciting, happy or glowing experience. Clinical depression affects 15-20% of pregnant women, sometimes hitting so hard that the moms-to-be attempt suicide. Mothers of multiples are at even higher risk with more than 25% suffering during pregnancy and postpartum.

The new mother of eight in LA needs regular mental health assessment. Prenatal and postpartum depression is a hidden illness with potential grave consequences.

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