Arts & Culture

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Jenna Papke, Justin Kirkeberg, Patrick Scully

An evening of crime, passion, poetry and censorship with “Orpheus Descending”, Six Elements Theatre ; “Never the Sinner”, Candid Theater Company; “Leaves of Grass – Uncut”, a multi-disciplinary work in progress about poet Walt Whitman

Charlene Doll and Jim Mastro talk about audio darts, and the Twin Cities Audio Dart League.

It's the holiday show and Kristina plays flamenco Christmas favorites while Maestro Juan Parra takes us behind the scenes of his lastest show in the Festival de Jerez. The music on this show came to us from cantaora "La Tormenta," currently residing in Chicago and better known to non-flamencos as Debby Storms.

Tipping the Scale: the largest rally on climate change in U.S. history / Part II
Produced by Barbara Jean Meyers & Melissa Koch

During the coldest days of winter, an “Earth Train” departed from St. Paul, carrying dozens of artists, activists and regular folks from Minnesota to Washington, DC. On board were KFAI producers Barbara Jean Meyers and Melissa Koch. Along the way they interviewed passengers including Kevin Kling, Louise Erdrich, Prudence Johnson and others, about why they were making the journey. Many were inspired by Bill McKibben, co-founder of, who believes that the Keystone XL pipeline wound be the final nail in the coffin for planet Earth. On February 17, advocates gathered at the nation’s Capitol for Forward on Climate to protest Keystone and draw attention to global warming. Nearly 50,000 people assembled to promote environmental stewardship, making it the largest rally on climate change in U.S. history. “Tipping the Scale” is an audio documentary that chronicles this historic event.

Kenny Ferris & Kaye Ballard & Arthur Siegel celebrate the iconic cartoon.