In the first half, Laura Flynn joins us in the studio to talk about her warmly received memoir about growing up in the care of a schizophrenic mother. Her book, Swallow the Ocean, has recently been issued in paperback.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Reese Erlich, author of Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba. Reese Erlich is a freelance print and broadcast reporter, regularly filing for NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle and CBC Radio, among others. He shared a 2006 Peabody award. His previous books include Target Iraq and The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis.
-Dakota Dave Hull / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Sonny Boy Williamson / Elevator Woman / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 4 / Document
-Muddy Waters and Otis Spann / I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man / Collaboration / Tomato
-Billie Holiday / Your Mother’s Son-In-Law / Quintessential Vol. 1 / Columbia
-Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts / Down Yonder / Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Vol. 1 / Document
-Grayson and Whitter / Tom Dooley / The Recordings of Grayson and Whitter / County
-Walter Morris / In The Time Of Long Ago / Georgia Songsters / Document
Vendors up and down the streets, cafes and coffee houses filled all day and all night and not a room to be had…..except maybe a spare bed in the house of a friend. Martna’n på Røros. A week of celebration every year for hundreds of years. Here is an program of great dance music to warm things up a bit.
Carnival season never ends on Ash Wednesday on Global Beat – the dance party continues with New Orleans Brass sounds, and Trinidad-Tobago Soca Pan music and a taste of Brasil. Lots more as well – including some Nina Simone for her birthday.