During the first hour we listen to Varttina live at Nordic Roots 2001.

   With the exception of the first two recordings featured, today's show was our annual "Back To The '50s" program. We also included a tribute set to the late Slim Whitman, who passed away earlier in the month.

Eric Plays music by:
Balfa Toujours, Bluerunners, Cedric Watson Et Bijou Créole, Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin’, Chuck Guillory, Dewey Balfa and Friends, Joe Falcon, John Delafose, La Recolte, Nathan Abshire, Savoy Family Band, and The Revelers

Music Host: Brenda Bell Brown
News Host: Trisha Collopy / Ryan Zickermann
Producer / Engineer: Yvette Howie

Music Host / Engineer: Mark Koerner
News Host: Janis Lane-Ewart
Producer: Paul Brohaugh

Built in the 1890s, the Kirkbride state hospital in Fergus Falls has had a controversial past. Despite being listed on the state’s historical registry, it had been slated for demolition. Recently the Fergus Falls city council agreed to allow a developer from Georgia to convert the vacant treatment center into a $41-million-dollar facility, featuring apartments, a hotel, a gym, and restaurants.

KFAI producer Susan Gray presents Second Chances: The Story of Fergus Falls State Hospital, and explores the history of this rural institution.