The Prime Time Players, a Twin Cities group of Seniors who perform Old Time Radio sketches for other Seniors. Live in the studio with discussion of what they do, and performances of skits by Abbott and Costello and Jack Benny.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save Money
Ramy Selim, the only certified solar assessor in Minnesota, presents a program of simple tips and ideas to reduce your carbon footprint and help save planet Earth.
11am: What’s The Word: W. E. B. Du Bois
An exploration of the life, work, and lasting influence of African American teacher, author, and activist W. E. B. Du Bois.
11:30am: What’s The Word: The Blues as Literature
The music that we call the blues emerged in the south in the early twentieth century. An expression of African American experience, the blues touched on everyday hardships and realities. On this special, Houston Baker, Jr. talks about the songs of Charlie Patton and the work of novelist Richard Wright, Robert Cantwell shares his vision of the blues as poetry in the lyrics of Robert Johnson, and Angela Y. Davis talks about the 1920s recordings of classic blues women Gertrude Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.