This week's program opens with music form Ireland and the band, Kila. Then another tribute set to Prince, from Hit n Run – Phase 2. His "Rock & Roll Love Affair" and a reprise of his calling out to "Take All the Guns Away" – Baltimore ! Before a preview from Michael Franti's return to St. Paul – I also play a set of regional favorite indigenous poet-singer-activists John Trudell and Floyd Westerman.
We speak with Minnesota author Paul Levy about his new book The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota's Boxing Legend: Scott LeDoux. Paul Levy was a journalist for 35 years and has written for the Star Tribune, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Mother Jones, among other publications.