Tonight The Echo Chamber commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. – featuring the “I Have A Dream” speech as well as parts of the “A Knock At Midnight” sermon. Also tonight we celebrated the second inauguration of Barack Obama, and included the oath of office, plus bits from the inaugural address. But of course, it was the great music which fit the theme and really made the show… This included tracks like KnowledgeBorn07’s “Overcome”, Black Roots’ “Struggle Dub”, Keith Hudson’s “National Anthem (Dub)”, Daddy Roots’ “We Shall Overcome”, Human Digital’s “Trouble Ahead”, Dubkasm’s “Biblical Dub”, Louie Kulcha’s “How Long Dub”, “Oppressor Version” from The Steady Ups vs. Doctor Echo, Johnny Osbourne’s “Truth and Rights”, and tracks from the “MLK Dub” album on the Xterminator label. Also tonight, recent releases from Dubor & the Duborians, Yabass Yaba Radics, Sorian, Profit, Downtown Beat, Empresarios, Ras Bruno, and Sly & Robbie.
No Wave and punk New York and Minneapolis late ’70s – early ’80s honoring the life and music of Steve Kramer (The Wallets, James Chance and the Contortions). During the 2nd hour, Sean Anonymous broke out exclusive hot off the press “Brick by Brick” single in advance of his Jan. 24 Birthday Bash at the Triple Rock Social Club!
Music Hosts: Ron Thums and Jean Silverberg
News Host: Edwin Allen
Producer: Dale Connelly
On today’s Morning Blend, Steve Kramer’s business and creative friends Bob Hest and Kevin Kling will visit. We’ll also hear an excerpt from Marian Wright Edelman’s speech at the 23rd annual MLK breakfast, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Captain Melanie Rucker of the Minneapolis Fire Department tells us about the opening of some rare job opportunities, and Nanci Oleson of tells us about hte value of tiny gardens.
The crew from KOEH in Dipperville makes its usual Tuesday appearance.
This week on MinneCulture: “The Walk to School,” an audio documentary about a Minneapolis family’s decision to attend public school outside its immediate residential zone. Producer Ralph L. Crowder III explores education and school choice through the lens of Monique, a single parent raising her daughter Amaree, and her niece Leslie. “The Walk to School” is a day-in-the-life account of how the family copes with the public education achievement gap, and what it’s doing to create better opportunities for the next generation. Ralph Crowder is an independent producer from Minneapolis who specializes in local and national education issues. MinneCulture airs every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30-8pm on KFAI, and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
It's Martin Luther King's birthday observance and Inauguration Day all wrapped up in one. We'll also get regular features from World Exposure and Story City. We'll talk with Janis Lane-Ewart in Washington DC, Andrew Campanella of School Choice Week, and hear from local Somalis who gathered on Friday to hear a speech by Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the new president of Somalia.
During the first hour we listen to a concert by North Indian vocalist, Kalapini Komkali. She is the daughter of Kumar Gandharv. The concert was recorded and edited by Dan Rein.
In second hour we had in studio guest, Karen Townsend. Karen played the accordion and sang her origin songs.