Arts & Culture

IT’S COMPLICATED
The Boundaries of Love by Daniel Estrin & Speaking the Truth of the Moment by Marian van der Zon

In honor of our “Auto Club” donors, a car-centric set of music leads into a return of Beatle-mania… another preview of the Eric Bibb show at the Dakota, Mon. Feb. 17… and more Olympic-influenced Russian & Georgian culture.

The good Doctor started the show in a Love Dub mode, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, while Swiss finished things off with part 2 of our annual birthday tribute to Bob Marley. Kicked things off with the excellent new Dubamix “Pour Qiu Sonne le Dub” album, playing the 1st track “Liberte I”. From there we got deep into love with “Love Letter Dub” from Katchafire (dubbed by Umberto Echo); “I Never Needed You More” from Victoria Moralez (ft. Mazwakhe Hlatshwayo); “Old Time Love” by Tour de Force; “Love Or An Illusion” from Mighty Mystic’s new “Concrete World” album; “Sea of Love” from Bandulu Dub vs. Isaac Maya; “Love Evahlastin’” from Dr. Echo & Solange St. Croix; and many more… Also, included a couple new tracks from City Cultured & The Breadwinners, Joe Driscoll & Sekou Koyate, Zebby Blax/Unitone Soundimentional, Asante Amen, and Aldubb (from the “Op’Ra Dub Style” album). Finally, StrangeDub played an excellent 9-track mix from Jah9 (and Rory StoneLove) called 9MM Message Music Vol.1

In the 2nd half Swiss concentrated on Bob Marley & the Wailers covers: “Three Little Birds” by Sean Na’auao; “Bus Dem Shut” by Marcia Griffiths; “I’m Still Waiting” from Delroy Wilson; “Dub Those Crazy Baldheads” from Lee Scratch Perry; “Soul Rebel” from UB40; and “Sun Is Shining” from The Selecter. More great stuff in Swiss’ mix from Bob Marley & the Wailers, I-Roy, Peter Tosh, The Skatalites/King Tubby, Jennifer Lara, Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers, and a few more.

We speak with poet, photographer and video artist Mike Hazard, artist-in-residence at The Center for International Education. His series of videos includes Jim Northrup, Robert Bly, Thomas McGrath, Frederick Manfred, Tiger Jack Rosenbloom and Jerry Rudquist.

We also talk with Jonathan Katz about his new book The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story. He is a journalist who has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and now Slate.com. He is also a novelist and has written many books about his relationship with dogs.

See playlist below!

Valentine’s Day Special featuring a conversation with Ruth Moody!

Black History Month Tribute

The first half of Health Notes was devoted to the contributions of great African Queens and Kings, from Cleopatra to Hannibal.

The second half gives tribute to the great Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou’s unique power to help readers of every orientation
span the lines of race. Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics

Home Is The Hangman, by Roger Zelazny. A robot sent out into space returns to Earth, and one of its creators dies under suspicious circumstances. Are the two related? A classic science fiction novella from Sci-Fi Radio.

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