Arts & Culture

Tonight the Echo Chamber presented part 1 of “Around the World in 20+ Dubs”, the 6th annual special which originally aired on Echo Beach on 4/27 (WLUW-FM, Chicago). Once again Dr. StrangeDub joined the TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) for the dubwise journey. But, before embarking on ATWD #6, the good doctor filled the first hour with some excellent new releases from Citizen Sound, Thousand Yard Prayer, Bandulu Dub, DuBoLoGy, Nazarenes, Dub Rifles, the ACEtone Studio “Eat Cookie Dub” mix of Love Avalanche’s “More Love Less Corruption” track, and the official re-release of “Riddim Full A Culture” compilation from Springline Records (in association with the Dubark.com community web site). Also in the mix: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Scientist, Taj Weekes & Adowa, the neyBuzz, Dubmatix, Winston Heywood, and more… Finally, in memory of the late Lloyd Brevett, we included a couple Skatalites tracks.

We speak with Jim Robbins about his fascinating new book The Man Who Planted Trees, which tells the story of David Milarch, who has undertaken preserving the world’s biggest and oldest trees. This book provides so much vital information about the importance of trees and how little we know about them. Jim has also written for Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine and many other publications.

In the second half of the show, we speak with Tim Brady about his new book Twelve Desperate Miles, which tells the story of a rusty old banana boat from New Orleans and its crew, drafted into service prior to General Patton’s invasion of Northwestern Africa. The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist all gave it high praise.

Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series

1. Chess champion DJ Hooker Jr
Produced by Will Wright
While most kids are playing video games on televisions, cell phones and computers, one Minneapolis youth is focused on a board game that is centuries old. DJ Hooker Jr has been playing chess since he was two-years-old, and the South High School student recently took top honors at the National High School Chess Championship. KFAI producer Will Wright has the story.

2. Heart of the Beast’s May Day celebration
Produced by Dixie Treichel
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask theater holds its annual May Day parade and festival the first Sunday in May in the Powderhorn neighborhood. Honoring the earth and community with art and pageantry, this is the 38th year of the festival. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel has more about this colorful community event.

3. Artists’ work reflects Great Mothers of Islam
Produced by Dan Greenwood
Hend Al-Mansour and Leili Tajadod-Pritschet are two Middle Eastern artists whose work reflects the Great Mothers of Islam. KFAI producer Dan Greenwood talked to the women about gender representation in their art.

4. Charlotte van Cleve: a Minnesota Legacy
Produced by Bobbie Scott
Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home—a safe-haven for “fallen” girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her “girls.” Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.

Chatting or Cheating – How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love and Affair Proof Your Relationship

It used to be that affairs only happened at work, out of town, or otherwise outside the home. But with the advent of cell phones, the Internet and social networking, it’s easier than ever to connect with anyone, anytime, right in the comfort of your living room.

The brain chemicals released from mere flirtations can be as addictive as drugs, and people who never thought they’d ever betray their partner can unknowingly slide down the slippery slope of emotional sex and cheating.

Kinshasha talked with psychologist Sherri Meyers about How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love and Affair-Proof Your Relationship

Brad Lansky and the 4D-Verse, Part 2 – from Protophonic.net in South Africa. We conclude the story begun last week, and we offer up a Cerebus the Aardvark comic, performed by Shockwave.

Civil Rights In The City – The Spring Edition
An update from August, 2011 with issues and events pertaining to Minneapolis and Civil Rights.

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