Arts & Culture

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

What could be better than a bunch of new and old dub & roots…and a mix of rare Colombian music? The new stuff included Dubtonic Kru’s hard-hitting new “Evolution” album; Voodoo Dred’s cool “Racine” (on the Dub Temple netlabel); Jesse Royal’s new free In Comes the Small Axe mixtape release; Mista Majah P’s latest single; the excellent “Jumbie in the Jukebox” album from Kobo Town (on Cumbancha); and the fine “Samedi Sound System meets Science Project in Dub” (also on Dub Temple). More new sounds from Mykal Rose, E.R.S., Dub-I, The Prizefighters, and Dubrise. For the summer mix we went on a bit of a tangent and aired “A Mixtape of Rare Colombian Music” put together by DJ Mario Galeano to promote the film Esperando el Tsunami (produced by Vincent Moon & Lulacruza). Keeping things global we also aired The Garifuna Collective, Empresarios, and Ondatropica. More rootical sounds from the likes of Aldubb, King Tubby, The Lions, Augustus Pablo, Easy Star All Stars (ft. Horace Andy), Bandulu Dub, Eating Betty, Dr. Echo & Solange St. Croix, Little Tempo, and more…

We speak with Carleton College graduate Helene Wecker about her debut novel The Golem & the Jinni, an immigrant tale that combines Jewish and Arab folk mythology.

We also chat with Sophie Cabot Black about her new poetry collection The Exchange. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry, The Descent, which won the Connecticut Book Award and The Misunderstanding of Nature, which won the Norma Farber First Book Award.

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

St. Paul Central High School’s Central Touring Theater (CTT) has been creating original social justice theater for more than three decades. At CTT, juniors and seniors become teachers, and theater to present important issues that resonate in their lives, including racsim, sexism, depression and abuse.

Last spring the group took its play, Training Day: The Battles We Face, on the road—performing and leading workshops at schools locally and nationally. The high-energy show incorporates singing, dancing and hip hop to entertain and enlighten, confronting struggles that students face in and out of the classroom.

This week MinneCulture presents an excerpt from Training Day: The Battles We Face, with commentary by CTT founder Jan Mandell, and teaching partner Emily Gill. The show was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.

In What Do Women Want?

Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergne disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust: the triggers, the fantasies, the mind-body connection (and disconnection), the reasons behind the loss of libido, and, most revelatory, that this loss is not inevitable.

Are women actually the less monogamous gender? Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to sex with strangers and multiple pairings than either science or society have ever let on? And is “the fairer sex” actually more sexually aggressive and anarchic than men?

While debunking the myths popularized by evolutionary psychology, Bergner also talks at the future of female sexuality. Pharmaceutical companies are pouring billions of dollars to develop a “Viagra” for women. But will it ever be released? Or are we not yet ready for a world in which women can become aroused at the simple popping of a pill?
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Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Ryan Zickermann / Xan Holston
Producer / Engineer: Siobhan Kierans

Suspense – David Cummings sits in with a pair from the Suspense radio series.

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