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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12/5/2012 Modern Kicks

More new music.  Lots of new music.  SO MUCH NEW MUSIC -- including new songs from BLEEDING RAINBOW, PARAKEET, COOL GHOULS, BIG DIPPER, and FIDLAR.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (All day)
12/5/2012 Echo Chamber

Another huge night in the Echo Chamber.  Starting off with a great new release by The Breadwinners on the King Spinna label.  Also new tonight: a tasty new EP from M.A.K.U Soundsystem; "A Very Funky Christmas" from Redtenbacher's Funkestra; and the "Desierto" EP from U-Niko (on Ape Choons). Tonight we also did a Green Queen Records set - to celebrate their 5th anniversary - which included Weirdub, Dr. Cat,  Dub Terminator, Polcari, DJ Pony, and Diaspora.  More new sounds from the Soothsayers, Bass Culture Players, Lo'Jo, Sangue Bom, Tack>>Head, Yabby You (from the archives), Cineplexx, and All India Radio. And if all that wasn't enough, we filled out the show with Victor Essiet & the Mandators, Prince Fatty & Hollie Cook, Blitz the Ambassador (ft. Les Nubians), Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, DJ Spooky, Richie Phoe, UB40, Kanka, The Upsetters, The Nutty Boys, Augustus Pablo, and more...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 2:00am
12/5/2012 The Morning Blend


Music Host:  David Cummings

News Host: Flor Frey

Producer:  Mike Fischbein 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:00am
12/5/2012 Democracy Now
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:00am
12/5/12 Playwright Rhianna Yazzie and company members of New Native Theatre

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday December 5, 2012 as she talks with Rhiana Yazzie and some cast members from New Native Theatre (NNT), a sparkling addition to the arts community in Minneapolis.


Rhiana Yazzie, New Native Theatre Artistic Director is an enrolled Navajo playwright originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work has been seen on stages from Alaska to Mexico with 5 new play productions across the US since 2008.  She is also an acclaimed writer of audio plays and theatre for young audiences.  Most recently her play CHILE POD which was produced by La Jolla Playhouse, toured to almost 18,000 students in Southern California.  She is a two time recipient of a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Playwriting Fellowship (2010/2011 and 2006/2007) and is a Playwrights’ Center Core Member.  Recently, Rhiana was jointly commissioned by the Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the NY Public Theater to write a play for American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle.  She is the Artistic Director and creator of New Native Theatre that just produced2012: The Musical! in which she produced, wrote, co-directed, sung, and acted.  Check outwww.newnativetheatre.org for more info about the Upper Mid West's only professional Native American Theatre.

On the show with her are:

Inez DeCoteau - I am enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, located in Belcourt North Dakota.  I’ve been a part of the New Native Theatre Ensemble since October of 2010.  I love the art of acting and creating a character from a script.  I have always had a hidden heart for the art but just began to pursue it.  I have been inThe Dreaming Bundle (2010), But Baby I Love You (2011) and 2012: The Musical performed at the Bedlam 10 Fest 2011 & 2012, Dakota 38 by Rob Thomas (May 2012) at the History Theatre,  and most recently a voice over for the Minnesota History Center, The memory of Irene Stewart (Goes to War With) whose memories of boarding school will be a permanent exhibit after Thanksgiving 2012.

Emmy Her Many Horses is Sicangu and Oglala Lakota, and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She was born and raised on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Currently, she is attending the University of Minnesota for a Master of Education degree in Special Education. Emmy has been recognized as a 2011 White House Champion of Change for her work with the Lakota Star Spangled Banner Project. For the last 2 years, Emmy has taken lessons with Vicky Mountain at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, where she performs in recitals. On occasion, she performs sketch comedy with New Native Theatre. 


New Native Theatre (NNT) is an organization dedicated to producing theatre and theatrical events by and for Native audiences and the broader community.  It is, like its name suggests, a new way of looking at, thinking about, and staging Native American stories. It is the first Native American organization of its kind to emerge in Minnesota with ambitions to become a professional theatre.

During the three years NNT has been in operation, it has greatly progressed the quality and quantity of Native theatre experiences in Minnesota. NNT is successfully invigorating the Native community and engaging non-Native communities through play productions, actor training, audience development, and the establishment of the first permanent home for Native theatre in Minnesota.

Founder, playwright, Rhiana Yazzie has officially been calling the company and events she’s created in the Native community since October of 2009, “New Native Theatre”.

Rhiana Yazzie’s work has been seen on stages from Alaska to Mexico with 5 new play productions across the US since 2008. She is a two time winner of a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Playwriting Fellowship (2010/2011 and 2006/2007) and is a Playwrights’ Center Core Member. Recently, Rhiana was jointly commissioned by the Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the NY Public Theater to write a play for American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle. Her newest venture is the creation of New Native Theatre, in the Twin Cities, a company dedicated to telling Native American stories in a new way. 

For more information email NNT at info(at)newnativetheatre.org or call (612)367-7639.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:00am
12/5/2012 Stone Soup
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:00am
12/5/2012 Global Beat
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 12:00pm
12/5/2012 Freewheelin'

Aired a Flo & Eddie interview of Frank Zappa; played Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll (great show at Lee's), also Nick the Feelin' bootleg, Michelle Shocked, Joy of Cooking, Allman Bros., Chuck Prophet, Nick Lowe, JJ Cale, Poco, and lots of other groovy stuff.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
12/5/2012 House Party
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 4:00pm
12/5/2012 Free Speech Radio News
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:00pm
12/5/2012 Listening Lounge

The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling

What do crocodiles eat for dinner? Inquiring elephants want to know! 
Written by Rudyard Kipling in1902 and published in his book of Just So Stories for Little Children. We'll hear a versionread by Jack Nicholson in 1986 and accompanied byBobby McFerrin. So gather the family around the wireless for this timeless origin story classic by a trio of seemingly strange bedfellows.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 6:30pm
12/5/2012 Art Matters
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00pm
12/5/2012 MinneCulture

Nurrudin Farah, in conversation with Zuhur Ahmed, former host of the KFAI program "Somali Community Link"

Acclaimed writer Nurrudin Farah is finishing a three year stint at the University of Minnesota with a staged reading of his play, "A Stone Thrown At The Guilty" at Rarig Center at 7:30 pm this coming Friday and Saturday night, Dec. 7 & 8, 2012.
In addition to winning many literary awards, Farah is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times and Washington Post.  

Born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia, Nurrudin Farah is recognized as one of Africa’s most influential authors. Farah grew up in Kallafo, in the Somali-speaking Ogaden region of Ethiopia. He graduated from Punjab University in Chandigarh, India in 1970, and later attended the University of London and University of Essex, where he studied theatre.

Farah fled his homeland Somalia in 1991, shortly before the fall of the country’s dictatorship. He has lived in many countries over the years, including Nigeria, Uganda, The Gambia, Sudan, South Africa, Germany, and the USA. He speaks several languages, including Somali, Amharic, Italian, Arabic, and English.

A distinguished writer and academic, Farah has taught at several major international institutions. He was associate professor at the University of Ibadan in Jos, Nigeria and also taught at the University of Bayreauth in Germany.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:30pm
12/5/2012 Radio Pocho
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:00pm
Dec 5 - Click "Episode Details" to hear the show.

Click here to listen to this show on our PERMANENT archives:  https://archive.org/details/1281Concentual

Flickr Pix from that night are here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157632205320239/

Concentual entertained with their own brand of rock music.  On our "Previously" segment we featured the music of Curtiss A from our very first show ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT WEEKS AGO.  He will be performing his THIRTY THIRD ANNUAL John Lennon Tribute show (with a little help from his friends) on December 8 at First Avenue Night Club.  That is the anniversary of Lennon's demise.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:00pm

Wednesday, December 5, 2012