La Magdalena picked the music for this show too, but Kristina had to make a lot of substitutions! Meanwhile, Kristina and her guest Susana di Palma of Zorongo Flamenco are still engrossed in conversation about the behind the scenes details of producing flamenco theater.
On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho, we will feature DJs Miguel Vargas and Brandon Bagaason, and our very special guests, Mundo Libre, another set of hip-hop brothers: Thomas Akrite and Ramiro Vazquez, reppin’ Southside Mpls to the fullest.
Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home—a safe-haven for “fallen” girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her “girls.” Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.
Tonight the Echo Chamber presented part 1 of “Around the World in 20+ Dubs”, the 6th annual special which originally aired on Echo Beach on 4/27 (WLUW-FM, Chicago). Once again Dr. StrangeDub joined the TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) for the dubwise journey. But, before embarking on ATWD #6, the good doctor filled the first hour with some excellent new releases from Citizen Sound, Thousand Yard Prayer, Bandulu Dub, DuBoLoGy, Nazarenes, Dub Rifles, the ACEtone Studio “Eat Cookie Dub” mix of Love Avalanche’s “More Love Less Corruption” track, and the official re-release of “Riddim Full A Culture” compilation from Springline Records (in association with the Dubark.com community web site). Also in the mix: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Scientist, Taj Weekes & Adowa, the neyBuzz, Dubmatix, Winston Heywood, and more… Finally, in memory of the late Lloyd Brevett, we included a couple Skatalites tracks.
We speak with Jim Robbins about his fascinating new book The Man Who Planted Trees, which tells the story of David Milarch, who has undertaken preserving the world’s biggest and oldest trees. This book provides so much vital information about the importance of trees and how little we know about them. Jim has also written for Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine and many other publications.
In the second half of the show, we speak with Tim Brady about his new book Twelve Desperate Miles, which tells the story of a rusty old banana boat from New Orleans and its crew, drafted into service prior to General Patton’s invasion of Northwestern Africa. The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist all gave it high praise.