Arts & Culture

Shawn Bangsund, and Gail Drake talk about the Twin Cities Audio Dart league

It’s those guys again (plus one gal this time), singing some great stuff and some stuff I love to hate…well, OK – “hate” may be too strong a word…

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The Return of Wain McFarlane & Friends in Another Configuration of Jahz.

All I can say is Wain McFarlane is truly a talented musical genius! Listen to this show and don't forget, this group has never played together before. Every number was done on the fly orchestrated by Maestro McFarlane.

Tune into tonight’s show to catch a preview for this Saturday night’s “Pochanga” at the Ginger Hop.

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Reality Check by David Schultz, Second Mom from Radio Rookies, The Other End of the Line by Aaron Henkin

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Another ton of new stuff tonight, and a whole lot of classics as well. Starting out with the cool new Dark Side of the Mood from Kukan-dUb-Lagan, followed by the Sin Señal / No Signal EP from Lata and mildtape. Also new: “High Plains Drifter – The Upsetters from the archive (on Pressure Sounds); plus new Marty Dread, Irie Sol, Princess Anla, Elihu and more. Classics from Bob Marley, The Techniques,Winston Jarrett, Jackie Mittoo, Prince Far-I and others…

We speak with Carol O’Connell about her new novel, The Chalk Girl, the latest in her bestselling Mallory series, about a wounded but dangerous New York City police detective — the take-no-prisoners, sociopathic heroine Kathy Mallory.

Our guest in the second half of the show is Thomas Frank, author of the bestseller, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, who will be discussing his new book, Pity the Billionaire. We’ll talk about how the Right has managed to successfully shift the blame to Democrats for its failed economic policies.

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Five short features from our 10,000 Fresh Voices Series:

1. All the World’s a Stage
Produced by Todd Melby
If all the world’s a stage — as Shakespeare once wrote — why are most plays confined to traditional theaters? There are practical reasons, of course. The seating, lighting and sound systems are already in place. Still, some actors yearn to perform in more evocative spaces.

2. zAmya Theater Project
Produced by Dixie Treichel
Founded in 2004 by Lecia Grossman, and under the direction of Maren Ward, zAmya Theater Project is a unique theater group comprised of performers who are, or have been, homeless. zAmya, which is Sanskrit for “aiming at peace,” presents new work each fall during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week. Cast members collaborate on productions and travel to churches, schools, theaters and health centers to perform. zAmya Theater Project is part of St. Stephen’s Human Services in Minneapolis, a nonprofit organization that also provides homelessness outreach, emergency shelter and free stores.

3. Vincent Stall, aka ‘King Mini’
Produced by Britt Aamodt
After establishing himself as “King Mini”—a premiere mini-comic and poster artist—Vincent Stall has taken his inimitable style and vision to long-form narrative. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt sat down with the artist, and his publisher, 2D Cloud Press, to talk about Stall’s latest release entitled, “Things You Carry.”

4. Hudson Bay Canoers
Produced by Dan Greenwood
The Minnesota River is a tributary that flows into the the Mississippi River at Fort Snelling. In 1930, Eric Sevareid and Walter Port followed the Minnesota River upstream, canoeing north more than 2,000 miles to Hudson Bay, via the Red River and Lake Winnipeg. An account of their trip, “Canoeing with the Cree,” was published in 1935 by the Minneapolis Star. Last year, St. Olaf graduate students Anne Raiho and Natalie Warren replicated the journey, traveling past temperate Minnesota farmlands to the far north.

5. Mt Olivet’s child and eldercare program
Produced by Will Hale
The Day Services program at Mt. Olivet Church in South Minneapolis is unique in that it combines childcare with its senior center to create what administrators call “intentional inter-generational interaction.” The program serves 35 seniors and 65 children, from infants to preschool.

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Jackie Red Woman

Jackie “Red Woman” Lindow talked with Kinshasha about her history, the history of her people, the secret of the Medicine Wheel and being a Fire Starter.

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