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An unbelievable eclectic mix on tonight’s program… But, first up was the incredible new release Re-Record Not Fade Away from Yesking. What a slinky, chilled musical trip with elements of trip-hop and hip-hop, and a solid dubwise foundation. On top of this we dropped the dub bomb that is Alpha Steppa + Alpha & Omega — with the excellent The Unrelenting Force of Dub Dynasty. And up 3rd on the bill, the brand new John Brown’s Body album Kings and Queens (on Easy Star). Wow…and then more great new sounds from Yabass Yaba Radics, The Dubb Style, Addis Pablo & Suns of Dub, DubRaJah, Version Xcursion, Fanfara meets Transglobal Underground, Hotdrop, Caro Emerald, Banco de Gaia, Mutant Frogs, and Toots & the Maytals (from the “Ska Never Grow Old” EP). Also, on the same night I had the pleasure of meeting (and interviewing) Mutabaruka, we played the powerful poem “Columbus Ghost”.

Pledge Drive show…play list not available.

Celebrating Ellen Stanley’s 10th anniversary at KFAI with most requested music from the last decade & other pledge drive fun!

Music Hosts: Ron Thums and Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Dale Connelly
Engineer: Rico Morales
News Assistant: Trisha Collopy

Tonight on MinneCulture, a special pledge drive encore presentation that explores the history of KFAI, Fresh Air Inc. This documentary was produced by Ahndi Fridell and J. Otis Powell in 2003 for KFAI’s 25th anniversary, and this year, a companion piece is in the works to celebrate the station’s 35th birthday. Tonight we’ll take a look back at the evolution of KFAI community radio in the first of a two-part series.

Today we interview David Echelard, were he talked about hurdy gurdy and medieval plainchant, and improvised on plainchant themes.

Good’n‘Country listeners blew out all the stops during today’s pledge show, exceeding the program’s previous single-broadcast Pledge Drive record with 21 pledges called in and over $1,300 raised for KFAI. Guest hosts Jean Silverberg, Ron Thums and Jackson Buck were thrilled by a surprise visit by host Ken Hippler, who stopped by the studio to thank Good’n‘Country and Fresh Air supporters and assure us all that he would be back in the saddle next week, April 13. Remember that the 2013 Pledge Drive continues through next Friday and listeners can continue to contribute at www.kfai.org. Make sure you indicate your pledge is for Good’n‘Country when you do!

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