Arts & Culture

We speak with Elizabeth Graver about her new novel The End of the Point. She is also the author of the novels Awake, The Honey Thief, and Unravelling. Her short story collection, Have You Seen Me?, won the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.

We also speak with Catherine and Tobias Wolff about their new book Not Less Than Everything: Catholic Writers on Heroes of Conscience, from Joan of Arc to Oscar Romero.

Interview with Texas blues woman Sweet Mama Cotton aka Marcy Rae to talk about the blues scene in Spring, Texas where she called in from. That’s about 20 miles north of Houston. We also talked about her new CD “Suh-WEEET” on 100% Cotton Record label. For more about Marcy, go to: marcy@sweetmamacotton.com.

Live in the Studio: Ellis

Homenaje a Bebo Valdes/Tribute to Bebo Valdes

Two diverse faiths: Minnesota’s Mindekirken and Tibetan Buddhism
Produced by Jessica Folker

Religion and language shape culture, so for immigrants coming to the United States, foreign tongues and unfamiliar worship services can be daunting. This audio documentary explores two religious communities in Minneapolis: the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, or Mindekirken, and Tibetan Buddhists at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery. Mindekirken is one of only two churches in the United States where Norwegian is the main language of worship. Founded 90 years ago in the Phillips neighborhood, the church has reinvented itself multiple times as the number of Norwegian immigrants to the Twin Cities has slowed to a trickle. But still the church draws worshipers—close to one hundred—many second, third and fourth generation Norwegian-Americans. Across town, young Tibetans at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery and the Tibetan Community Center talk about keeping religious traditions alive while living in exile. Tibetans began arriving in the Minnesota in the 1990s, and today the Twin Cities has the second largest Tibetan population in the United States. Young adults explain what Buddhism means to them, how it’s different than their parents’ religion, and what the future holds for the next generation being raised as Tibetan, Buddhist and Minnesotan.

The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health

Its sometimes called a hidden epidemic: One in ten Americans—more than twenty million people, most of them women—has a thyroid disorder. At any given time, millions of people have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder and experience a chronic mental anguish that almost certainly arises from the very same source. Yet many primary-care doctors still don’t recognize the importance of the thyroid in mind-body health—and its especially crucial role in women’s well-being.

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The Last Game Show, Episode 4 – Norman Jayo’s story of the radio pirates bringing down the corporate control by crashing the game shows that are a cover for everything.
Calamity Jane and We’re All Gonna Die, from the Big Fun Radio Funtime! show by Fearless Comedy Productions.

In honor of Women’s History Month, members of the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights share their thoughts on Civil Rights/Human Rights issues.

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