Originally aired December 7, 2021.
Annie opens the show welcoming Linda LeGarde Grover, member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and professor emeritus of University of Minnesota Duluth, to discuss Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong, her new collection combining history, essay, and memoir about the North Shore.
After the break, Liz and Teresa Dovalpage, prolific Cuban author and playwright in Spanish and English, to discuss her new mystery, Death Under the Perseids.
Originally aired November 30, 2021.
Dave kicks off the show with Pamela Fletcher Bush, co-editor of Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota.
After the break, Liz welcomes Mark Liechliter, author of The Other Side.
Originally aired November 23, 2021.
Liz kicks off the show with celebrated crime writer and Lambda Literary book reviewer John Copenhaver about The Savage Kind, his new historical thriller centering young queer female sleuths.
After the break, Dave welcomes a panel of authors of What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family. Sun Yung Shin, Valérie Déus, Zarlasht Niaz speak to their contributions to the colloection, creating spaces of belonging and nourishment, and holiday eats.
This week, Dr. April Wilhelm will talk about the U of M study on the Tobacco 21 policies and the use of tobacco products with adolescence. Dr. Wilhelm is a family medicine physician with the U of M medical school. and U of M Health Fairview. Also, we will discuss lung cancer and
smoking with Dr.Amit Kulkarni, a medical oncologist with the U of M Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center.
Ryan Strunk, President of National Federation of the Blind Minnesota joins Sam in the studio. He discusses the problem of the refusal of the entertainment industry to cast blind people in productions and suggests way to improve this issue.
Originally aired November 16, 2021.
Annie kicks off with Kriota Willberg, author of Draw Stronger, to discuss self-care for cartoonists.
After the break, Liz and Jamie Schumacher, author of Butterflies and Tall Bikes, have an in-studio discussion about writing and interviewing through what makes Cedar-Riverside special.
This week, Sam and KFAI simulcasts the Twin Cities Metro Arts & Disability Forum hosted by The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This Zoom event/radio special is a public conversation with four Twin Cities artists with disabilities. Panelists explore how people with disabilities are making, sharing, and experiencing art in the Twin Cities Metro region–and what we need to do next to fully include disability communities in the region’s cultural fabric.
Originally aired November 9, 2021.
Bihi welcomes Rachelle Peleska from the Sustainable Resources Center on-air, and she shares information about lead poisoning and its dangers to families, as well as how to see the signs and get professional and financial help fixing it.