Arts & Culture

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Colleen Harriss
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Another night of dub overload! So many new releases, including: the Dub Club’s new “Bubble Dub” (on Stones Throw); Pale Rider’s cool new “CO7” EP; Longman’s excellent “Akhenaten’s Dream” album; the new “Two Sacred Swords” 12” from Alpha Steppa & Lutan Fyah; Makiko’s rootical “High Stepper” single (on 176Sound); Gaudi’s adventurous “In Between Times” (on Six Degrees); and Mystica Tribe’s sublime “Stars Are Mine” EP (on SD Records). On top of that was more new stuff from Taj Weekes & Odawa, Obidaya/Dubmatix, Almighty Sion, Black Saturn, Bentesoi, Mahala Rai Banda/Mad Professor, Violeta Vil, Claudia Aru, Bandulu Dub, David Powell, Twile, The RBC, A Tribe Called Red, and Grant Phahao presents The Jays. If that wasn’t enough, we also crammed in some Prince Jammy, Black Roots, Overproof Sound System, Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart, Kukan Dub Lagan, Lee Perry & the Upsetters, Nobukazu Takemura, Savage Aural Hotbed , Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, Bad Brains, and still more…

We speak with Jessica Francis Kane about her new story collection This Close. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel The Report and the story collection Bending Heaven.

We also speak with Douglas Trevor about his debut novel Girls I Know. He is also the author of the short story collection The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space, which won the 2005 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction.

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Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

Tipping the Scale

During the coldest days of winter, an “Earth Train” departed from St. Paul, carrying dozens of artists, activists and regular folks from Minnesota to Washington, DC. On board were KFAI producers Barbara Jean Meyers and Melissa Koch. Along the way they interviewed passengers including Kevin Kling, Louise Erdrich, Prudence Johnson and others, about why they were making the journey. Many were inspired by Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, who believes that the Keystone XL pipeline wound be the final nail in the coffin for planet Earth.

On February 17, advocates gathered at the nation’s Capitol for Forward on Climate to protest Keystone and draw attention to global warming. Nearly 50,000 people assembled to promote environmental stewardship, making it the largest rally on climate issues in U.S. history. “Tipping the Scale” is a two-part audio documentary that chronicles this historic event. Tune into MinneCulture on Monday, June 3, and Wednesday June 5, at 7:30pm.

As a former stripper, Erika Lyremark has seen it all: disrespectful club managers, cutthroat dancers, and a never-ending supply of sleazeballs. Don’t even mention the long hours in six-inch stilettos. Yet beneath the stigma of this enigmatic industry, Erika uncovered the secrets of success: Remove the safety net and embrace risk—victory will be yours. Ask for the dance, and an influx of new business will follow. Say yes to yourself, and you’ll inspire those around you to help your business grow.

Whether your goal is to build your business, increase your sales, or carry out your Red Carpet Dreams, Think Like A Stripper delivers the lessons you need to thrive as an entrepreneur, and the advice you’d never (ever, ever) learn in business school

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Edwin Allen
Producer:  Siobhan Keirans 
 

Further adventures in the suspense / mystery / horror genre.
Telegram to Satan! – from Julie Hoverson at 19 Nocturne Boulevard.
Tundra Games – by Pat Gabridge and the Champaign-Urbana Radio Theater.
Why I’ll Never Go Back to Albuquerque – by WIlliam E. Gregory at the Willamette Radio Workshop.

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