Arts & Culture

The National Lawyers Guild
Members of the local Guild present a discussion of basic and progressive changes needed in the structure of the current political and economic systems, with a focus on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

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Radio Antilles Playlist 8/22/08: Opening track of the show One Day from Australian band Blue King Brown’s got a hard kick to it. New stuff from Kasai Allstars / Kafuulu Balu / ongotraonics 3 / from Crammed (Belgium label) about 30 min into hour 1. The Slackers also got a new batch out with Everyday is Sunday / Self Medication /Indication record label 4 songs into the ska set at 15 min into hour 2. Also check out the sign off song – Sharon Jones and The Dap-kings /How Long Do I have to Wait For you ? / Sharon Jones and The Dap-kings / Daptone. Caught them live on Thur 8/21/08 at the MN State Fair and they played this tune. Pulled a guy out of the crowd to dance with Sharon on stage. Stood on a picnic table groovin and it was fun. 55 min into hour 2.

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Hosts: Dixie Treichel John Townsend

Love, Art and Politics: Sharon Hayes, June Ahern, Scott Mayer, Larry Havluck

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Spike Carlsen joins us to talk about A Splintered History of Wood, a celebration of a material that one could argue makes our civilization possible. He will be reading August 28th at 7:30 p.m. at Common Good Books in St. Paul.

In the second half of the show, Cyn Collins talks with Nicole Mones about her latest novel, The Last Chinese Chef. Nicole Mones is also the author of Lost in Translation.

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DJ Baby Swiss goes solo once again in the Echo Chamber. And, despite the fact that he arrived empty-handed (and had to rely on KFAI’s CD library), he cooked up a real fun ecelectic mix. Helping out the situation was the hand-delivered new King Tubby vs. The Assessor disc (Big Up Jeremy!). Loads of funn indeed.

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Disabled artist Nancy Willis

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