The Pop Shop’s Liberty Finch fills in for Cyn this week. With new music by Katy Vernon, Soul Asylum, Grande Machine and Crankshaft; boogaloo and funk from Secret Stash Records plus roots, pop and psychedelic.
Veda Ponikvar is known as “The Iron Lady of Chisholm,” and recognized by the Historical Society as one of Minnesota’s 150 most important people. Born of humble beginnings to Eastern European immigrants on the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota, Veda attended college, served in World War II, and returned to her hometown to start the Chisholm Free Press. She is a life-long advocate for workers, children and the mentally disabled. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt journeyed up north to talk to this 93-year-old icon.