We speak with Julie Schumacher, author of The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls. Julie’s first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. Her other books include a short story collection, An Explanation for Chaos, and four other books for younger readers: Black Box, The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, and Grass Angel.
In the second half of the show, we speak with England-born Janet Graber, who now lives in the Twin Cities and writes historical fiction for young readers, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. The White Witch, a middle level book, is a historical novel about young Gwen, who has a way with animals and of drawing unwanted gossip. But when plague ravages her village, her neighbor’s scorn turns murderous.
California native Brian Laidlaw considers himself a poet first and musician second. After several years of touring, Laidlaw settled in Minneapolis to earn his Masters of Fine Art in poetry at the University of Minnesota. He wrote the album “wolf wolf wolf” as the audio counterpart to his masters’ thesis and released it in the fall of 2011. In this edition of Live from Minnesota, Laidlaw shares his poetry, music and insight on blending of these art forms. For more information, go to brianlaidlaw.com. Produced for KFAI by Flor Trevino.
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) Dr. Curt Ficenec
What is PEMF therapy?
PEMF is a revolutionary health technique that utilizes the power of pulsed magnetic fields that have been found to signal healing. Nikoli Tesla first discovered the use of electromagnetic fields sometime back in the 19th century. Medical scientists in the early 20s employed this energy generating power to promote bone healing in fractured bones. European doctors began using the same type of therapy to help patients with many sorts of disorders including cancer, strokes, Parkinsons, as well as for chronic pain. It has been discovered and reported by Columbia University in NYC that Pulsed Magnetic Therapy can be used for nerve regeneration
The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, a radio broadcast by the Lux Radio Theater in 1944 adapting the movie serial of ten years earlier. Featuring an all star cast including Mickey Rooney as Luke, Humphrey Bogart as Han Solo, and Katherine Hepburn as Princess Leia Organa. Not included in the regular Lux archives generally available.