Roots

A History of Twin Cities Streetcars
Produced by Jessica Folker
The first electric streetcar appeared in the Twin Cities in 1889, and within two years, the streetcar’s predecessor—the horse car—had been almost entirely replaced. This new technology would exist in Minneapolis and St. Paul in some form for more than 60 years, and its debut meant new potential for urban mobility, land use, and lifestyle.

Jessica Folker explores the history of Twin Cities streetcars, and whether or not they might return to the modern day urban landscape.

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Angie Pykonen sat in with me today. We bounced around the musical map, as usual.

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If you’re going to listen to the archives, the music starts about 3 minutes in, just after the news.

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Oooh…what a SEXY dubwise show! Marking the debut of the excellent God Bless the Empress album from Blondub Sexy Sound… Things got even hotter with the Bedroom Eyes Dub from the new Prince Fatty album. And things just cooked all night long…

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Seasonal songs and live music from Jennifer Markey & the Tennessee Snowpants!

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Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:

1. Flarf, produced by Diane Richard
2. Writer Allison Berglund Johnson, produced by Britt Aamodt
3. St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, produced by Elena Erofeeva
4. St. Paul Soapboxing Team, produced by e.g. Bailey
5. Arthur Kleiner Silent Film Music Collection, produced by Susan Gray

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Today we listened to a concert by local musician Brian Miller present a concert of Irish influenced Lumberjack songs from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The concert was recorded at Hosmer Library.

During the second hour we listened to and interview with Paul Boenke. The interview was recorded in Pauls kitchen along with a few tracks on Clavichord.

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