Arts & Culture

Minnesota Politicians and their run for the White House
Produced by Ahndi Fridell

Forty-four men have served as President of the United States, though none hail from Minnesota. In this MinneCulture documentary, KFAI legacy producer Ahndi Fridell profiles six local politicians who left a mark on national history in their run for the White House: Ignatius Donnelly, Floyd Olson, Harold Stassen, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale.

Bon Voyage by Julia Scott & This I Believe by Nancy Yucius

Lots of new music to debut tonight: celebrating 20 years Stubborn Records released the “Dub Discoveries from Version City” from Victor Rice, and we kicked off the show with “FCC Dub”; Dubsmith makes his debut on Boom One Records with the “Time for Change” EP; Anthony B makes his debut on Irie Vibrations Records with his “Freedom Fighter” album; Dubkasm dusts off some vintage dubplates (mixed by Aba Shanti) on their “Brixton Rec” album on Bristol Archive Records and McPullish is back with heavy new dubs on his “Black Metal White Reggae” album on Charlie’s Records. More new sounds from The Ashley, Vibraphonic Orchestra, Copia Doble Sound System, Kukan Dub Lagan, Victoria Moralez, Singer Jah, The Orb/Lee Scratch Perry, Pacha Massive, Boom One Sound System, Damo Naimad, John Brown’s Body, and TeraKaft. On top of that we had Susan Cadogan covering “Imagine” and Marshall Williams covering “Norwegian Wood” to celebrate John Lennon’s birthday.

We speak with Naomi Wolf about her new book Vagina. She is an author and political consultant as well as a feminist. Her books include The Beauty Myth, Promiscuities, and The End of America.

We also talk with Louise Erdrich about her new book The Round House. She is a writer and poet who has won numerous awards, including a National Book Critics Circle Award for Love, Medicine, a Pushcart Prize in poetry and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She also owns Birchbark Books.

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The St. Paddy’s Day Hootenanny for Slim Dunlap

Twin Cities’ musician Bob Dunlap is known to most of his friends and fans as “Slim.” Dunlap played with the Replacements and released two solo CDs “Times Like This” and “Old New Me.” Earlier this year he suffered a major stroke, and is currenly recovering. On St. Patrick’s Day, more than a dozen local musicians assembled at the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul to pay tribute to their friend. Hosted by Jim Walsh, the St. Paddy’s Day Hootenanny for Slim showcased an outpouring of love and support for a man known as everybody’s friend. This program features musicians Gini Dodds, Frank Randall, Katy Vernon, Jen Markey, Joe Fahey and Ben Glaros.