Roots

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.

Music Host:  Cory Washington

News Host:  Siobhan Kierans

Producer:  Dale Connelly

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.

Karl gets started on the Mardi Gras spirit with a bunch of New Orleans music. Then it’s time for some serious Zydeco and Cajun. And a look at zydeco covers of popular tunes.

News Host: Susan Gray

Music Host:  Mark Koerner

Producer: Dale Connelly

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