Arts & Culture

Another night in the Echo Chamber just loaded with new tunes… Brand new releases including Slimmah Sound & various artists (Roots Tribe Showcase – Vol. II); Citizen Sound’s “Addicted” remixes (Balanced Records) featuring Ammoye; Dubmission’s new “The Next Mission (Pt. 2)” compilation; Ashley’s latest Roots in a Minor Key album; and a very powerful single from Eggblood (and feat. E.G. Bailey) titled “Morning on Creation Day”. On top of that were recent releases from Steve Steppa, Jimmy Cliff, Ondatropica, Empresarios, Cinematic Orchestra, Big Shiny, Dr. Mooch, and Richie Phoe.

Our guest is Father Jules Omalanga, or Père Jules Omba, for short.  Père Jules came from the Congo, formerly the Belgian Congo where there are over 40 tribal languages and where French is used as a common, official language.  

Père Jules currently officiates at masses in two churches:  St. Bonifacius, where there is a French mass every Sunday at noon,  and All Saints.  Both churches are in Northeast Minneapolis.  St. Bonifacius is at 629 2nd St., near University Ave. and 6th St.  Père Jules invites all to the French mass and for refreshments after.

We speak with Steve Kemper, author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, the story of near-forgotten explorer Heinrich Barth.  The book has been praised by Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe, among others.  Steve Kemper is also the author of Code Name Ginger (about the Segway), which was selected for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers award, and he has written for many national publications, including Smithsonian and National Geographic.

See Play List Below

Minnesota State Fair Special!

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve
Produced by Bobbie Scott

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home—a safe-haven for “fallen” girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her “girls.” Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.

How To Zig When Life Zags

Has Your Life Taken Unexpected Twists and Turns? Are You Feeling Confused, Concerned and Unsure of What to do?

•Discover the truth about change: how the not-known unleashes your authentic life path
•Rewrite “the rules” by reworking your American Dream and redefining success and happiness
•Build your bank account by utilizing simplicity and reassessing your financial thermostat
•Develop success-seeking sonar with your Power Core
•Create your own crystal ball of what the future holds
•Integrate personal, professional, spiritual and financial plans for holistic, sustainable success

Another Powerful Health Notes Conversation

Our Fair City – from HartLife. Several episodes from Season 2, the award winning serial.