Arts & Culture

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Host: leigh combs
Guests: Will Alexander award winning author of young adults novel Goblin Secrets celebrating his new book Ghoulish Song Powderhorn Park resident & strong ally to the LGBTQ communtiy
www.Goblin also Heather Roan Robbins with her quarterly astrological forecast –

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, MinneCulture looks at some extraordinary women with Minnesota connections.

1. The Dead Feminists Society of Minnesota
The Dead Feminists Society of Minnesota began in 2008 as the brain-child of Kristine Holmgren and friends, who missed the collaborative efforts earlier feminist movements. They began organizing salons to address contemporary issues related to gender equality, justice for women and girls, equality in the workplace, relationships and more. The group honors the vision of American Feminism, and supports Minnesota feminists through initiatives that promote gender equality, dignity and fairness. Today the Dead Feminists Society of Minnesota has nearly 600 members and meets monthly at Barnes & Noble bookstore at Har Mar Mall in St. Paul. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has more.

2. Author and historian Rhoda Gilman
Rhoda Gilman is a well known historian and author. In 2012 the Minnesota Historical Society published her book, “Stand Up! The Story of Minnesota’s Protest Tradition,” which details the state’s populist and progressive movements from Ignatius Donnelly to Floyd B. Olson and Hubert Humphrey. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt spoke to Gilman about her passion for history and politics.

3. Gender Justice
Gender Justice is a nonprofit organization that eliminates gender barriers through education programs, public policy advocacy and litigation. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has more.

4. Stolen Childhoods
Stolen Childhods focuses on sex trafficking of underage girls – something that happens every day right here in Minnesota. Host Madeline Ramirez talked with Yvette Griffea­Gray of the Love Light Project, which provides support to girls who have become victims of commercial sexual exploitation.Griffea­ Gray says her involvement started when she saw a startling documentary.

5. The Chalice
The Chalice is a young hip-hop collective garnering accolades for dynamic music that champions female empowerment. The trio, featuring Lizzo, Sophia Eris and Claire de Lune, talks to KFAI’s Cyn Collins about how the band evolved, and what it’s like making music in a male-dominated genre.

Stories from 10,000 Fresh Voices, The Environment Report, and Lutheran World Relief

Back to Afrika in the first hour, including previews of visiting groups from Mali – both south and north. In the second hour, Lila Downs among other Latina cantores.

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s History Month, the Echo Chamber presented its annual “Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World” special. And what a great list of women singers & players we had on this year’s show: Marcia Griffiths, Phyllis Dillon, Sharon Black, Dawn Penn, Millie Small, Bunny Brissett, Denise Darlington, Ranking Ann, Jennifer Lara, Lorita Grahame, Hollie Cook, PJ Higgins, Cherine, Ms Dynamite, Andrea Parker, Eva B, The Angel (of 60 Channels), SXtheMadArtist (aka Stalo Xinari), Alida Viator, Althea & Donna, Ammoye, Keera Rootz, Niquet, Jenny Mathias, Jahga (of Ragana), Fatima, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Natacha Atlas, Jazzmin Tutum, Soom T, Luisa Maita, Chatta, Etana, Goapele, Barbie Gaye, Leah Rosier, Kirsty Rock, Patsy Todd, Bonnie Pink, Ari Up, and more. Great women singers, players, and producers from around the world. And 4 different versions of “My Boy Lollipop”. What a great show featuring the fairer sex…