01/13/2021 MinneCulture Presents

MinneCulture Presents
January 13, 2021

DJs: Micah Whetstone

MinneCulture Year in Review, Pt. 2

Theater Artist Kim Hines Authors Novella for Young Adults by Dixie Treichel.
The Young Adult Novella Wingo Fly revolves around Christy Wingo, a 10 year old Black girl in 1965 Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book which was published in 2020 is filled with humor, mystery and social justice issues. Based in Minneapolis, Kim Hines has been a theater artist for 50 plus years and this is her first book.

Driven by Hope: Paul Deng Kur and the Story of a Lost Boy by Britt Aamodt.
As a rideshare driver, Paul Deng Kur had heard hundreds of stories. But this passenger’s loss had left the man feeling suicidal. So when they reached the destination, Kur turned off the car and they talked — for two hours. Britt Aamodt spoke with Paul Kur, author of “Out of the Impossible: The Hope of the Lost Boy,” about the power of stories.

From Aisles to the Art Gallery, Juxtapositions of Opposites by Sheila Regan.
Who would have thought 2020 would bring a shortage of toilet paper, flour, and Clorox wipes? The backdrop for these market deficiencies, the Supermarket, has become the focus of a art exhibit by Patricio DeLara at the Creating Change Gallery.

Sarah Bellamy Leads Towards New Theater Arts Landscape by Sheila Regan.
On the heels of Penumbra Theatre‘s 2.5 million dollar Ford Foundation grant, KFAI’s Sheila Regan talked with Sarah Bellamy, Lily Tung Crystal, and Rhiana Yazzie, about the changing landscape of arts funding in the Twin Cities. Theaters led by Black, Indigenous and People of Color are at the forefront of this important shift in priorities for local and national arts funders.

Ep. 26: What Are You Making? from the MinneCulture Podcast.
We’re still social distancing and we’re still making stuff. Some artists have changed what they make. Others have changed how they make it. KFAI’s Barb Abney hosts from home and shares an uplifting interview with Twin Cities hip-hop artist Nur-D, who just dropped an EP recorded entirely from his bedroom. We also hear a tender, slightly gloomy audio diary from Minneapolis poet Ed Bok Lee, who discusses skeletons and shares knock-knock jokes with his young daughter. It’s adorable and, you guessed it, poetic.