Marlon James, award-winning author joined Spin with Cyn to talk about his book-in-progressand spin favorite records from his stellar collection of vinyls. He is also a producer of album cover and magazine art/photo shoots. Marlon James is from Jamaica, and currently lives in New York City and Minneapolis, and is a Professor of English at Macalester College.

Cory Wong Quartet at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club
The Cory Wong Quartet performs at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul. The band features Cory Wong, Kevin Gastonguay, Andy Schuster and Zach Schmid. Songs in this segment include “Pougkeepsie,” “Flee” and “One/October Snow.”

Emily Krumberger stops by to share music. Listen also for an interview with a local teen on his family’s experience with loss and the immigration system, World Exposure w/ Cher Dial, an interview with Greg Pahl on energy, an excerpt of the Overcoming Racism Conference Keynote speaker Rose Brewer, and an interview with David Schultz on money in politics.

During the first hour we listened to the program in a series on the ethnic music of Iran. This program focused on music of Khorassan in Northeastern Iran.

During the second hour we had special guest Leif Alpsjo from Sweden playing nykleharpa.

Peter Holmes from Minneapolis was our guest co-host today. He is a longtime financial and music contributor to the show, and he provided most of the recordings heard on this program.

Eric plays Nathan Abshire, Eddie LeJeune, Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Lil Band o Gold, Aldus Roger, Cajun Born, Happy Fats, Lawrence Walker, Doc Guidry, T Sale, Racines, Andre Thierry, Creole Connection, Fernest Arceneaux,  Linonel Leleux and Friends, Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys, Pat Savant, Mamou Prairie Band, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys,  and Canray Fontenot.