August 2013 MinneCulture Archives

Tonight on MinneCulture, an encore presentation of the The Minneapolis Music Scene 1975-1980 Part I, produced by Cyn Collins. The Twin Cities has had a vibrant music scene for decades, but in the early to mid-1970s there was almost no original music being performed. Only a few bands dared to be different, and thanks to their creative diligence, the Minneapolis punk/rock scene was born. This two-part documentary describes the Minneapolis music scene between 1975 – 1980, and features interviews and music by Curtiss A (Thumbs Up/the Spooks), Chris Osgood (the Suicide Commandos), Robert Wilkinson (the Flamin’ Oh), Chan Poling (the Suburbs), Kevin Cole (Rev 105), Peter Jesperson (Twin Tone/New West Records) and many more.

Tonight on MinneCulture, an encore presentation of the The Minneapolis Music Scene 1975-1980 Part II, produced by Cyn Collins. The Twin Cities has had a vibrant music scene for decades, but in the early to mid-1970s there was almost no original music being performed. Only a few bands dared to be different, and thanks to their creative diligence, the Minneapolis punk/rock scene was born. This two-part documentary describes the Minneapolis music scene between 1975 – 1980, and features interviews and music by Curtiss A (Thumbs Up/the Spooks), Chris Osgood (the Suicide Commandos), Robert Wilkinson (the Flamin’ Oh), Chan Poling (the Suburbs), Kevin Cole (Rev 105), Peter Jesperson (Twin Tone/New West Records) and many more.

Tonight on Minneculture: a man who played a key role in some important political developments in Minnesota. Rip Rapson is known for his work as Deputy Mayor of Minneapolis in the 1970s and 80s under Don Fraser. Deeply involved in legislation to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Rapson helped develop the Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Minneapolis. He was the son of renowned architect, Ralph Rapson, who designed several important buildings in Minnesota and was head of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture for 30 years. For the last seven years Rip Rapson has been based in the Detroit metro area as the president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation. On a recent Twin Cities visit, he stopped by the KFAI studios to speak with journalist and producer Marisa Helms about his wide-ranging career.

This week Truth to Tell preempts our program with a special broadcast.

Altruism is alive in Minnesota—especially in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul have been ranked first in the nation for volunteer rates per capita every year since the federal survey began in 2008; and the state as a whole has consecutively landed in the top five. What is it about the land of 10,000 lakes that is so conducive to community service? KFAI producer Michelle Alimoradi takes a closer look at volunteerism in Minnesota to answer these questions and more in this audio documentary.

Altruism is alive in Minnesota—especially in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul have been ranked first in the nation for volunteerism rates per capita every year since the federal survey began in 2008, and the state as a whole has consecutively landed in the top five. What is it about the land of lakes that is so conducive to community service? KFAI producer Michelle Alimoradi takes a closer look at volunteerism in Minnesota to answer these questions and more in this audio documentary.

Producers Andy Driscoll and Tom O’Connell, in conjunction with CivicMedia/Minnesota, present Part I of an audio documentary about Circle of the Witch—a nonprofit theater company that formed in 1973. For five years it functioned as a political performance group, exploring the relationship between theater and feminism. Tune into MinneCulture on Wed, Aug 28, from 7:30-8pm to hear Part II. For more information on COTW, visit the Minnesota Historical Society.

Producers Andy Driscoll and Tom O’Connell, in conjunction with CivicMedia/Minnesota, present Part II of an audio documentary about Circle of the Witch—a nonprofit theater company that formed in 1973. For five years it functioned as a political performance group, exploring the relationship between theater and feminism. For more information on COTW, visit the Minnesota Historical Society.