Bruce Jackson came back AGAIN. You just can't keep this guy down…this time he brought with him three other musicians making up the Jackson LeBeau Project and they entertained us with many different genres of music. Bruce was also on our 88th show with The Moondogs 88 and his first appearance was with Wayne McFarland and Jahz.
DJ Miguel Vargas will be taking the night off to catch FELA at the Ordway, so for tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho, the fellas from LatinoAltROCK are going to bring an awesome show, as usual. You’ve heard them on KFAI’s Radio Antilles and on the Current, and have been an excellent source in showcasing the many contemporary musical direcciones y estilos de nuestra gente.
When Minneapolis politicians censored small time scandal sheet publisher, Jay Near, it sparked the country’s first debate on whether the government can control people’s speech and punish them for publishing unpopular ideas. Called the first great press case, the surprising 1931 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Near vs. Minnesota is a landmark of First Amendment law, and continues to guide our democracy today. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to media and legal experts, who describe the characters that played a role in creating this important jurisprudence.
Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock stopped by the show today along with Sweet Mama J. They're appearing tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center as The Flatlanders. What an honor to have these legends across the board from me. We chatted, played a couple tracks from an advance CD they brought in and had a good time with these great guys from Texas. Okay, let's be honest. They're Texas royalty.