Arts & Culture

Dixie spins some Billy Squire

Music Host: Paul Brohaugh
News Host: Paul Brohaugh
Producer: Paul Brohaugh
Engineer: Paul Brohaugh

Kristina plays some real oldies but not her own goldies this week. These oldies are as old or older than Kristina! The point, aside from enjoying the music of course, is to note how much more floral and lyrical the vocal stylings were in the 30s and 40s.

Last Reel: Drive-In Movie Theaters of Minnesota
Produced by Todd Melby

They had names like The Cinebuff, the Bronco, The Maple Leaf, The Sunset. They were the drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Once, there were more than 80 outdoor movie theaters in the Gopher State.

The story of the most fascinating diary ever written by a schizophrenic six-year-old girl.

More African female voices, from Ethiopia open our show today, before moving on to the recent visits from Femi Kuti and Amadou & Mariam and another preview of the upcoming show with Vieux Farka Toure’.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Sagirah Shahid / Dale Connelly
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

With DJ Baby Swiss out of town on a gig, Dr. StrangeDub went solo for 4 hours of dubwise fun. And it sure was fun to debut the new Echo Chamber – Around the World in Dub – Vol. 3 & 4 compilation album tonight! For the summer mix the doctor pulled out a great mix from 2011 put together by Eating Betty (our friend Mel) for Echo Beach (WLUW-FM, Chicago). On top of this we aired great new tunes from Dubagroova, Rocker-T, The Breadwinners (ft. Stally), Tricky, Masia One, The Fellow Traveller, Dubtonic Kru, Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers, Robert Ziino, Blue King Brown, Mykal Rose, Science Project, Dax Lion, Byutifu!, Queendigo Placid Jazz, Dub-I/Fire Salad, Patko, Kobo Town, and Vieux Farka Toure! More great dubs and such from: Dubor & the Duborians, Clement Weda, Dub Specialist, Sly & The Revolutionaries, Scientist, Citizen Sound, Longman, Big Shiny, Dubsalon ft. Razaman, Third World Allstars, and may more. To get your free digital download of “Echo Chamber – Around the World in Dub – Vol. 3 & 4” on Dan Dada Records (Thanks Bruno!), as well as Vol, 1 & 2, come here.

We speak with National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Philbrick about his new book Bunker Hill. His many books include In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower.

We also talk with James Lenfestey about his new poetry collection Earth in Anger. He is a longtime friend of Write On! Radio, whose many works include The Toothed and Clever World, A Cartload of Scrolls and Saying Grace. He also edited, along with Thomas R. Smith, Robert Bly In This World.