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This week, we talk with Yann Martel, internationally renowned author of Life of Pi, who has a new novel out – an allegory about the Holocaust called Beatrice and Virgil.

We also speak with former Minneapolis Tribune reporter and columnist Doug Grow about his new book We’re Gonna Win Twins!, a look at 50 years of baseball with Minnesota’s hometown team.

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-Dakota Dave Hull / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3.58
-WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow / Flower From The Fields of Alabama / Poca River Blues / PadSnug / 4.03
-Laurel Bliss and Cliff Perry / On the Sunny Side of Life / Old Pal / Telegraph Music / 2.32
-Twin Cities Hot Club / Honeysuckle Rose / Twin Cities Hot Club / TCHC / 4.46
-Laurel Bliss and Cliff Perry / Over the Garden Wall / Old Pal / Telegraph Music / 4.52
-Earl Scrugs Friends / You Are My Flower / The Ultimate Collection – Live At the Ryman / Rounder 3.10

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One of the pledges we make on this show is to never forget – never forget the memories evoked by the crackles of an lp; never forget our musical heroes. As we get ready for Memorial Day this weekend, DJ Fathertime joins us to remember some of the people who we’ve lost this year, bee keepers and bluesmen alike.

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This week, a mostly-instro first hour had two rootsy Count Ossie 45s back-to-back, with 7 duppies right behind ‘em… in addition to a Hunch Back, an Astro ‘Gator and a Ska Bump. Steel Pulse got covered by The Skeletones, and The Skalars Changed Up as well. In hour 2, Sherwood B. Funn took note of the late-May birthdays of Godzilla composers Masaru Sato and Akira Ifukube, complete with Jack Walrath musically observing Godzilla on the Bottom of the Sea. Beth Custer, Arthur Lyman and Señor Coconut also figured into Sherwood’s doings. The 4@4 saw Ska-era Jamaican artists doing things other than ska, Maggie Mae Lollipopped, The Pinstripes Found It, and The Night Sky Turned Blue, as it does in late spring/early summer in the RSST time slot, and Mr. Review’s Rude Visser Shook and Shivered. Brrrrrr!

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Danish musicians, both native and immigrant citizens, offer up a smorgasbord of world music from Celtic to klezmer and more…….

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