Roots

The Iron Lady of Chisholm: Veda Pinokvar
Produced by Britt Aamodt

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.

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Angie hung out with me today. We threw the tunes out there for ya’ on this sunny, warm, “winter we hardly knew thee” kind of day.

Lots of newer releases today, including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings, Justin Townes Earle, The Union Suits, Pearl Handled Revolver, Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures, Jimmy Burns Band, Lincoln Durham, L’Assassins, Microwave Dave & The Nukes, Bob Livingston, Kentucky Bridge Burners, Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers, Tail Dragger & Bob Corritore.

If you click “More”, you’ll be taken to the land of the Freewheelin’ playlist, where you’ll be able to listen to the show via the archive.

And remember boys & girls, where we live, we always CRANK UP THE VOLUME while listening to Freewheelin’.


A heavyweight dubwise program with tons of new stuff…and a celebration of Pi Day. Starting out with the freshest rootical dub album History, Mystery, Destiny from Ital Horns Meets Bush Chemists Featuring Rico. This was followed by crucial new material from Dubzoic (on Irie On Air); Stand High Patrol with the album Midnight Walkers and the new “United We Stand” 12” from Original Bass Foundation (OBF) with Kenny Knots. And DJ Baby Swiss did his special “Happy Pi Day” mix for the 3rd hour: where the album order of the tracks was 3,1,4,1,5,9,2,6, and 5. Oh, and it included the track “Pi” from Kate Bush (Yup…).

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Womenfolk Global with special guest Katie McMahon!

Liberty Finch from The Pop Shop sits in for Cyn this week. It’s an all-local show, featuring Minnesota musicians participating in SXSW.

Like what you hear? Tune into The Pop Shop every Monday night into Tuesday morning, midnight-2am.

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