Arts & Culture

A discussion of the anthology “Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota,” published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Guests are writer, teacher, activist Shannon Gibney, veteran dancer/choreographer and Carleton College emerita professor Mary Moore Easter, and poet, writer, artist and transgender activist, Andrea Jenkins. For more info:

More great stories from recent episodes.

Tonight as part of the KFAI fall pledge drive we revisited a theme we have not done in awhile: A Fistful of Dub: A Dread Western Special. The Echo Chamber headed out to the wild, wild west! The anchors of the show (and the two items that were the germ of the project) were Roots Control’s fantastic “Dread Western” album (on WordSound) and the Ennio Morricone soundtrack to the spaghetti western movie The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Tonight’s show was dreader than dread…

We speak with Amanda Filipacchi about her new novel The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. She is also the author of Nude Men, Vapor and Love Creeps.

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