Roots

  Today's show included a tribute to the late Rollin "Oscar" Sullivan, who was half of the famous Lonzo and Oscar duo. He was 93.

Eric starts off with some selections from the new recording by Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege, and Cajun country revival. The continues with the Pine Leaf Boys, Lindsay Young & Joel Savoy, Red Stick Ramblers, Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Clifton Chenier, Lynn August, Rockin Doopsie, Andre Thierry, Boozoo Chavis, Creole Connection, Cedric Watson, Dennis McGee, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, and Dan Newton & Friends.

Miss Emily stops by for the first hour of Radio Antilles this week and Johnny D takes the second hour. Emily celebrates Amy Winehouse’s birthday with a set of covers Amy did of ska songs. Listen for some soul, afrobeat and neo-soul tracks, as well!

West Hills State School: A troubled past for the Owatonna orphanage

In 1886, the State-Run School for Dependent and Neglected Children opened in Owatonna, Minnesota. For nearly 60 years the orphanage housed thousands of children, and during the Great Depression, was massively overcrowded. For some, the orphanage provided a safe haven, but for many others, beatings and neglect were commonplace. In this documentary, KFAI producer Dan Greenwood talks with Harvey Ronglien—a former state-schooler who spent his entire childhood at the orphange—to learn about the dark and sordid past of the institution. Since the 1990s, Harvey and his wife Maxine have worked with the city to create a museum honoring the children who lived there. Today the campus at West Hills is on the National Registry as a Historic District. For more information, visit orphanagemuseum.com.

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