The whole first hour of this program is in observance of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. It presents some of the best known “corridos” (ballads) that chronicled the Revolution and have kept alive and vibrant not only the memory of its most important events but also that of the men and women who were part of them. Jorge Gómez, from “Tiempo Libre” is the guest in the third ½ hour. The literature segment is a dramatized version of a few excerpts of chapters XVI and XVII of “Don Quijote de la Mancha”.
A History of Twin Cities Streetcars
Produced by Jessica Folker
The first electric streetcar appeared in the Twin Cities in 1889, and within two years, the streetcar’s predecessor—the horse car—had been almost entirely replaced. This new technology would exist in Minneapolis and St. Paul in some form for more than 60 years, and its debut meant new potential for urban mobility, land use, and lifestyle.
Jessica Folker explores the history of Twin Cities streetcars, and whether or not they might return to the modern day urban landscape.