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5/15/2013 Modern Kicks

Sean returns from a two-week hiatus with a literal boatload of new music. How did he get a boat in the studio?

5/15/2013 Echo Chamber

5 new arrivals launch this week’s Chamber… releases from Gaudi, Tsunami Wazahari, The Dubb Style, Cas Haley and Jaqee, to be exact. Calma Dub, Mystika Tribe and Dubmatix also turn up with new tracks later on, as do a couple of fresh Mutant Frogs hatchlings from the mind (and musical equipment) of DJ Baby Swiss.. But the real highlight this week was part 1 of “Around the World in 20+ Dubs” special – where StrangeDub joined TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) on “Echo Beach” for the 7th annual dubwise trip. After Strangedub exited stage left, Swiss “poured dubbles” by Little Tempo, Tommy McCook and Channel U (though by the end Little Tempo turned into a triple) and filled in the gaps with tunes from The Disciples, Blackbeard, Junk Waffel, Mike Mainieri and Shiina Ringo, among others…

5/15/2013 The Morning Blend

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Flor Frey
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

5/15/2013 Democracy Now!
5/15/2013 First Person Radio with Rosy Simas

Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, for a conversation with contemporary dance choreographer Rosy Simas, Seneca who lives and teaches in Minneapolis.

5/15/2013 Stone Soup
5/15/2013 Global Beat

Lots of African sounds from the continent and the globe.

Walker Art Center Adopts Elevator Repair Service

The Walker Art Center likes experimenting with experimental theater. The last time the Minneapolis performing arts venue commissioned a play by one New York theater company, it clocked in at seven hours long. KFAI’s Todd Melby reports on the Walker’s newest venture with that very same troupe: Elevator Repair Service.

Dakota Wicohan

Dakota people consider Minnesota their birthplace. But the U.S./Dakota War of 1862 and the exile of Dakota from their homeland and culture has put the native language on the verge of extinction. About 12 years ago, a group of women gathered around a kitchen table in Morton, Minnesota, to discuss the task at hand: saving Dakota culture. They formed Dakota Wicohan, which means “Dakota way of life.” Today, they teach young people and families their native language to preserve their heritage.

Who is that masked man?

Have you ever dreamed of being someone else? At this year’s Northern Spark, one local artist is offering you the chance to become a Mexican wrestling superhero.

Public Functionary on the Scene in Northeast

Public Functionary is new on the scene in Northeast Minneapolis—the city’s designated arts district. Last fall community members raised more than $30,000 on a Kickstarter campaign to support the new space. KFAI visited with Public Functionary founder Tricia Khutoretsky to learn more.

Mousey McGlynn

North Dakota’s oil boom has made lots of people rich, including workers. Many people are buying new toys—pickups, boats and the like. But one woman is spending her oil field cash on a budding Minneapolis music career. Mousey McGlynn recently celebrated the release of her new music video with an event called “Sensory Soiree” in Northeast Minneapolis.

Northern Spark 2013 moves to St. Paul

This year Northern Spark—the all-night Twin Cities art festival—moves to Lowertown, St. Paul. Beginning at dusk on June 8, participants can experience an array of art installations, performances and interactive exhibits. KFAI producer Sabrina Crews talks to Sarah Peters, Associate Director of Northern Spark, and local artist John Keston about some of this year’s highlights.

Comedian Mary Mack

Native Minnesotan Mary Mack has a widespread following for her hilarious comedy and folk humor. An award-winning stand-up comedian, she also produces short videos and parodies, essays, and songs. Her unique voice is unmistakeable, and recently she was selected to do a voice for a late-night animated show on the FOX network.

Aerial Silk Fitness at the Rabbit Hole

In recent decades, Cirque du Soleil popularized a gravity-defying act with its Aerial Silk performances. Several circus-arts studios in the Twin Cities are now translating that art form into an exercise routine. KFAI’s Christina Cerruti visited an Aerial Fitness class at the Rabbit Hole in Minneapolis, where students build strength while reaching new heights.

Harvesting Maple Syrup

What do flapjacks and log cabin mornings have in common? They conjure up the sweet smell of maple syrup. These days, more and more people are learning how to make harvest their own syrup. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt visited Lake Maria State Park for a demonstration.

Starry Night Prom

For the past 13 years, De La Salle High School in Minneapolis has hosted a Starry Night Prom—a prom for people of all ages living with disabilities. More than 1,400 guests attend, and nearly 200 students volunteer to make the Starry Night Prom a memorable spring event.

5/15/2013 Freewheelin'

Rodriguez radio special, interviews with Gurf Morlix and Lynwood Slim. Additional music by the likes of Todd Rundgren, The Senders, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson project (French, Frithe, Kaiser & Thompson), James Cotton, Billy Bragg. To see the entire playlist, click “episode details”. You’ll also be able to list to the archive of the show from there…

5/15/2013 House Party
5/15/2013 Free Speech Radio News
5/15/2013 Listening Lounge

Fish tales from Long Haul Productions & Emily Hsiao

5/15/2013 Art Matters

New NE art gallery, Public Functionary for Art-A-Whirl week-end + “This Side of Paradise,” a new jazz musical about F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald at the History Theatre

5/15/2013 MinneCulture

Since 1986, the Dakota Valley Symphony has performed concerts in parks, churches, schools, community centers and other public buildings throughout the south metro area. The organization was created to provide opportunities for skilled volunteer musicians to perform diverse music of all periods. The group also provides a forum for aspiring local composers to premiere their work. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member Summer Pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and musical director Stephen J. Ramsey. This concert was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.

5/15/2013 Radio Pocho
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013