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To culminate Black History Month, the Echo Chamber presented "A Short History of Reggae - from Jamaica to the World". We started things off with Etana's homage to "Reggae"; then a short mento track (the Jamaican equivalent to calypso); and then right into the classic "Oh Carolina" by the Folkes Brothers, and produced by the great Prince Buster; followed by a Nyahbingi classic from Count Ossie. Now that the stage was set, we moved headlong into some great ska, rocksteady, and roots reggae from Bob Marley & The Wailers, Don Drummond, Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, The Melodians, Sound Dimension, Peter Tosh, Jennifer Lara, King Tubby, The Skatalites, Junior Murvin, Bim Sherman, Black Uhuru, and Yellowman. From Jamaica we moved out to the rest of the world and hit tracks from Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube, Mad Professor, Dub Syndicate, Citizen Sound ("Reggae Is Her Name" feat. Blessed), 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Pale Rider, and Gato Negro. For the second half of the show, DJ Baby Swiss traveled back to JA and covered Third World, George Nooks & Welton Irie (part of a Joe Gibbs Discomix Showcase set), I-Roy (the middle cut of a "Do Your Thing" riddim mix bookended by The Chosen Few version of the Isaac Hayes song and The Crystalites' Nyabinghi-fied instrumental), Tommy McCook & the Supersonics, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Monty Morris, Phyllis Dillon, Jackie Mittoo, Scientist, Marcia Griffiths, and more. Finally, back to the wider world with tunes from Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and fellow Twin Citians Dub Sack. A very nice taste of the history of Reggae music!
Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9 am Central as she talks with Melanie Peterson-Hickey and Autumn Baum about a Minnesota Department of Health report , "Adverse Childhood Experiences in Minnesota," findings and recommendations based on the 2011 Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Since 2000, Peterson-Hickey has been employed in the public health field as a Senior Research Scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health. Her work focuses on mortality and natality data analysis, health disparities among populations of Color, data support to the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health and the Elimination of Health Disparities Initiative. Her work involves analysis of data and reports on infant mortality, low birthweight births in Minnesota and measuring health disparities. In addition, Melanie is an independent research evaluation consultant for several non-profit organizations in Minnesota and serves as a trustee for the Minnesota Women’s Foundation.
Melanie Peterson-Hickey graduated from MSU in 1980 with majors in Sociology and Corrections. She completed her master's degree in Administrative Leadership in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1986 and her doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota in 1998. Melanie worked for several years in institutions of higher education in student affairs, administration, and teaching including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. Since 2000, she has been employed in the public health field as a Senior Research Scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health.
White Iron Band in-studio live. T. Rex bit on the old Flo & Eddie by the Fireside radio show. New songs by Ron Sexsmith, Eric Clapton, The Replacements, Son Volt, Gurf Morlix, Jesse Dee, and Deadstring Brothers. Click the player of your choice to the right to listen to the entire show.
Ojibwe Elder Sharon Day was born and raised in Minnesota. As a Midewin, part of her spiritual practice is to care for water. In 2003 Sharon Day, Josephine Madamin and other Anishinawbe women began Mother Earth Water Walks to bring awareness about water issues. By walking long distances with water and praying for it with each step, the women raise awareness about how water is connected to our lives. The Mother Earth Water Walkers hold a large annual Water Walk, inviting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to participate. On March 1, 2013, Sharon Day leads the Mississippi River Water Walk from the river's headlands to the Gulf of Mexico.
Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity from American RadioWorks
Tonight, we present the conclusion of our Black History Month programming. "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Stokely Carmichael, Bayard Rustin, Ward Connerly, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, and many others. The vital and rich immediacy of the words spoken within "Say It Loud" reveal the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement. To hear Part One of "Say It Loud" simply visit the KFAI archives.
SPECIAL BONUS TRACK:
"Respect Me" by James Brown from his album Live at the Apollo 1995
Broken Bicycles play an in-store performance at Hymie's Vintage Records, featuring music from the band's latest CD, "Minneapolis." Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow. For more information, visit brokenbicycles.bandcamp.com.
And the hits just keep on a coming….here is another show added to our "Live From Studio 5!" FOREVER archives. This show featuring the music of What Tyrants was originally broadcast on February 27, 2013. If you missed the show you can hear it now by clicking here:
Flickr Pix of this show are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kfai-fm/sets/72157632876022175/
1. BE A HAMMER
2. KEEPING UP
3. WEDDING BLUES
4. BIG KITCHEN
5. PIPE ORGANS
6. WHEELS COME OFF
7. SOMETHING IN 6/8
9. MIGHTY MIGHTY
10. ROYAL SOUL
11. PRETY FADED
12. RED GIANTS
13. TRAVEL DOWN RIVER
14. GETTING TOO TALL
15. DEVIL'S ANSWERING MACHINE
16. THE LAST VIKING
17. MAKE IT UGLY
18. HORSE RACE JAZZ