Arts & Culture

Joining us this week is Lisa See, who talks about her newest novel, Dreams of Joy, recently chosen as Time magazine’s best pick for the summer. Lisa See is the author of several other novels, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Shanghai Girls.

We also talk with Dan Morrison, author of The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River. Kevin Sites has called The Black Nile Part On the Road, part Fear and Loathing in Africa, Dan Morrison takes us with him on his journey down the Nile — teaching us, by example, to be explorers of both the world and ourselves.”

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The Lyme Disease Epidemic in Minnesota and Nationwide

Kinshasha talked with Dr. Leslie Vilansky and Dr. Betty Maloney about the short and long term consequences of Lyme Disease.

LYME DISEASE IN MINNESOTA

1 in 3 deer ticks carry Borrelia burgdoreferi (Bb), the bacterial cause of Lyme disease. These ticks may carry other bacteria and parasites (referred to as co-infections), which complicate the clinical picture.

Once thought to be found only in wooded areas, deer ticks have expanded their range and are now found across Minnesota, including the 7-county metro.

Lyme disease has increased 450% in the past 10 years. The state ranks 8th in the nation for reported cases; in 2008, 1,282 cases were reported to the CDC. Due to under-reporting, the CDC estimates that the actual number of surveillance cases is likely to be 10 times more, meaning MN probably had over 12,800 cases in 2008.

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A pair from the One Act Players of San Francisco. One about a special bottle of wine found in the basement of a pub, and another about a gunslinger looking to make a name for himself.

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Argentine Tango: A Sad Feeling Danced

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In-studio guests: L-Mo and City Wide Kin

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Sub-host DJ Cozy Little pays tribute to the deceased Paul McGee with an all-local set including 2 from Paul’s Island Soul – A Tropical Breeze release. The also departed Amy Winehouse leaves behind her own Lioness Records, and its debut signing, Amy’s goddaughter Dionne Bromfield. Check out her ska take on The Shirelles’ Foolish Little Girl. Also featured: Computer-animated fictitious pop star Fizzy (with an un-computerized and unidentified real singer providing the vocals), The Peppertones straight outa Korea, Yukimi Nagano (remember Koop.?) with her band Little Dragon, and even a musical invasion from Mars! ;^) Watch the skies, er, the airwaves…

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