A special Halloween edition of MinneCulture, produced by Nancy Sartor and Britt Aamodt. Local storyteller Nancy Donoval recounts a spine-tingling tale of a midnight slaughterhouse, and real-life ghostbuster Echo Bodine recalls discovering her clairvoyant powers. Tune into MinneCulture every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 8pm to hear Legacy Project stories about Minnesota arts and culture. The program is made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
All the ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and dreads gathered with Dr. StrangeDub & DJ Baby Swiss in the annual Echo Chamber of Horrors! And what a howling good show – with layers of special effects & soundbytes, including the movies “Dracula”, “Frankenstein”, “The Exorcist”, and more – and tons of scary dubwise music. And what a varied cast of characters in this year’s production…
We speak with poet Tim Nolan about his new collection, And Then. He is also the author of The Sound of It, which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. And Garrison Keillor has read his poems on The Writer's Almanac.
We also speak with Adrian Lee about his new book, Mysterious Minnesota:Digging up the Ghostly Past at 13 Haunted Sites. A former news correspondent for Darkness Radio, he is also a co-founder and lead writer for Ecto Magazine.
Near v Minnesota: How a local rag ignited a First Amendment firestorm
When Minneapolis politicians censored small time scandal sheet publisher, Jay Near, it sparked the country’s first debate on whether the government can control people’s speech and punish them for publishing unpopular ideas. Called the first great press case, the surprising 1931 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Near vs. Minnesota is a landmark of First Amendment law, and continues to guide our democracy today. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to media and legal experts, who describe the characters that played a role in creating this important jurisprudence.