Roots

Interview with Texas blues woman Sweet Mama Cotton aka Marcy Rae to talk about the blues scene in Spring, Texas where she called in from. That’s about 20 miles north of Houston. We also talked about her new CD “Suh-WEEET” on 100% Cotton Record label. For more about Marcy, go to: marcy@sweetmamacotton.com.

Live in the Studio: Ellis

Musician and music-lover Shon Troth joined Spin with Cyn spinning fave local music in the eclectic mix of rock, garage, psych, punk, post-punk, hip hop, deep blues and more!

Music Hosts: Ron Thums & Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Newsroom Assistant: Trisha Collopy
Producer: Dale Connelly

Two diverse faiths: Minnesota’s Mindekirken and Tibetan Buddhism
Produced by Jessica Folker

Religion and language shape culture, so for immigrants coming to the United States, foreign tongues and unfamiliar worship services can be daunting. This audio documentary explores two religious communities in Minneapolis: the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, or Mindekirken, and Tibetan Buddhists at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery. Mindekirken is one of only two churches in the United States where Norwegian is the main language of worship. Founded 90 years ago in the Phillips neighborhood, the church has reinvented itself multiple times as the number of Norwegian immigrants to the Twin Cities has slowed to a trickle. But still the church draws worshipers—close to one hundred—many second, third and fourth generation Norwegian-Americans. Across town, young Tibetans at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery and the Tibetan Community Center talk about keeping religious traditions alive while living in exile. Tibetans began arriving in the Minnesota in the 1990s, and today the Twin Cities has the second largest Tibetan population in the United States. Young adults explain what Buddhism means to them, how it’s different than their parents’ religion, and what the future holds for the next generation being raised as Tibetan, Buddhist and Minnesotan.

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Siobhan Kierans
Producer: Dale Connelly

Today we had special guest, Moises Gadea and Carlos Lumbi from Nicaragua. They were accompanied by John Radke and Ryan Billing.

“It sure was fun sitting in for Ken again this week. Thanks for all the great phone calls.” Jackson Buck, host of KFAI’s Freewheelin’

Karl plays some mood music and then gets into the hard core Cajun. Finishing up with some Zydeco.

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