Arts & Culture

Slam poet and Minnesota Roller Girl/Dagger Doll Cynthia French appears in the first half to talk about a 24-hour poetry reading she’s organizing at Nina’s Cafe in St. Paul in April.

Kate Pettit from the Bloomington Art Center also joins us to discuss the upcoming Bloomington Art Fair, which take place at the Bloomington Art Center Saturday, April 5th.

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Well, it was one of those weeks when so much new stuff arrived that it was hard to get to everything. The latest Chimp Beams:http://www.myspace.com/chimpbeams; straight from the artist tracks from Love Grocer (Big D!), Tony Dubshot:http://www.myspace.com/tonydubshot, Trevor The Technician McKenzie, and Daily Bread Dub. New downloads from eMusic.com…and, a whole bunch of great new stuff from Six Degrees:http://www.sixdegreesrecords.com, including Cheb i Sabbah’s excellent new Devotion. All one can say is Wow!

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We had a slew of guests on-air tonight. In the first half of the show, we were joined by William Yang of Hmong National Development in Washington DC.

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Locally-produced story by Todd Melby (Honk for Tibet) … as part of the Battle for Tibet

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Queen of Fats
Susan Allport

A nutritional whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been traced to omega-3 deficiencies.

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Red Panda, Canada’s Greatest Superhero, from the Decoder Ring Theatre. Episode 27, Now, The News.
Episode 2 of Space Casey, by Christiana Ellis.

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KAHVE – All Turkish-American Things Considered
Traditional, classic and popular Turkish music, live and recorded, plus a view of current arts and news are presented by Serdar Guvenc and guests.

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