Arts & Culture

6/12/2014 Poquito y Bueno: A Short and Sweet Flamenco Show

The men and women get together to sing another festive show of tangos.

06.12.14 BELOWtheWASTE

First Wave Cartoon Melodies

6/12/2014 The Morning Blend

Producer: Paul Brohaugh
Music Host: Mark Koerner
News Host: Tricia Collopy

6/11/2014 MinneCulture

Ham radio in Minnesota
Produced by Dixie Treichel

Amateur radio, also known as “ham” radio, is a hobby and a public service that allows licensed participants to operate communications equipment. It started in the late 1800s with the experimentation and development of wireless transmission. No one is exactly sure where the term “ham” comes from. Minnesota has about 12,000 amateur radio operators and more than 50 radio clubs. One of the oldest clubs is the St. Paul Radio Club founded in 1931. Hams welcome and prepare new enthusiasts for the air, and their involvement varies from public service and emergency work, to building equipment and hosting events. Amateur radio operators heard in this piece: Ralph & Janet Bierbaum, Emanuel “Manny” Block, Twila Greenheck, Henry Kinane, Allan Klein, Orcena “Orcy” Lyle, Keith Miller, George Power, Janet & Janice Robidoux, Mike Stapp. This audio documentary was produced by Dixie Treichel.

6/11/2014 Art Matters

Northern Spark, the all-night arts festival which aims to transform our sense of what is possible in public space. Interviews with Associate Director Sarah Peters, and a sampling of Northern Spark artists and their projects: Photographer/Projectionist Bill Cottman (beyond the LOOP), Installation Artist/Insect Wrangler Kate Casanova (Hotel Hotel) and Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea (Blue Dream Journeys). For more in-depth information on these projects, and much more:

6/11/2014 Listening Lounge

Stories from producers Delaney Hall, Sam Greenspan, and Paolo Pietropaolo.

6/11/2014 The Morning Blend

Music Host / Engineer: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein

6/11/2014 ECHO CHAMBER

Super special Echo Chamber tonight….as we did a BRAZILIAN special to kick off the World Cup. So we had Bossa Novas, and Sambas, Brazilian pop, Brazilian dub, and even Sambas in dub (thanks to the Mad Professor). One side-trip tonight with a couple Latin tracks from Quantic (with Ondatropica and Flowering Inferno) to celebrate Quantic’s show in Minneapolis June 15th. Our 4-hour Brazilian mix included tracks from Céu, Sol Azul & Visionary, Dom La Nena, Skeewiff, Bebel Gilberto, Curumin, Mad Professor, Buguinha Dub, Charel & Sanguebom, Zuco 103, Luis Maita, BossaCucaNova, Silvia Tape, Undersea Poem, Sistema Criolina, Dubphonic (ft. Céu), Adwa Dubs, Sonantes, Smoke City, OBMJ, Sergio Mendes, Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, Trio Esperanca, m-flo, Walter Wanderley, Amaldo Antunes, Ecoalaize, Lurdez da Luz, Mutant Frogs, and still more…

6/10/2014 Write On! Radio

We speak with David Downing about his new novel Jack of Spies.

6/10/2014 The Morning Blend

Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Ryan Dawes
Producer: Ron Thums