Music

Bart Schneider phones in from San Francisco to talk about his newest novel, The Man in the Blizzard, an alternative present to events of the 2008 presidential race, in which private investigator Augie Boyer stumbles onto an assassination plot at the RNC convention in St. Paul.

Jennifer Dodgson from the Loft stops by to talk about the upcoming Poetry Festival August 12th and 13th at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. in Minneapolis. More information about the festival can be seen at loft.org:http://loft.org.

Julie Schumacher also joins us in the studio to talk about her newest young adult novel, Black Box, which has been named a Junior Library Guild selection. Her website is www.julieschumacher.com:http://www.julieschumacher.com.

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On the eve of the opening of the BB King Museum in Indianola, MS, we celebrate the continuing legacy of the great bluesman with music from his influences as well as the man himself! Also, a listen to vocal versions of 60s’ instrumental hits, newly reissued music from The Aztecs, The Mohawks and Bobby Williams and a birthday tribute to Charles Brown.

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An Evening of Hindustani Music for Sitar Surbahar: The Imdadkhani Gharana.

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Women’s voices, women’s tunes in the first half of the show. Past the top of the hour we go to a classic Swedish jazz LP from ’63. Altogether a cool night in the studio.

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Anniversary of 9/11, storms knock out Haiti, the RNC leaves town in a wake of disruption, Fall comes into MN as the election process heats up for its final laps. Music to ponder and inspire.

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