Converting a school bus into a living space might sound crazy, but it’s not so far fetched. Small space living has spawned a plethora of websites, books and blogs, as eco-conscious and debt-averse consumers search for alternatives to oversized McMansions. KFAI producer Nancy Skalkos examines downsizing the American Dream, and talks to Sarah Susanka, author of “The Not So Big House”; WeeHouse Architect Geoffrey Warner; University of Minnesota Housing Professor Becky Yust; and graduate student Hank Buttita, who is converting a school bus into a weekend retreat.
Another crazy mix inna Echo Chamber… With The Selecter in town this week (at The Cedar), and Jimmy Cliff coming next week (to 1st Avenue), they had to be featured on tonight’s program. Also in town recently were those beautiful sister Les Nubians, so we played two by them too. And then we had a ton of new releases – including Mexican Stepper’s “The Mad Sunday EP” (on Dubophonic); Svaha Sound System’s “Roots & Branches”; Twin Cities’ own Black Market Brass; GadManDubs (dubbing Bob Marley); long-time dubmaster Trevor the Technician; Masia One & Sizzla Kalonji (with the “Freedom” anthem); Eljai; Attack Released & Joseph Cotton; MatDTSound; and Jahdan Blakkamoore/Illuminati Congo. Rounding out the crazy mix with The Etherealites, UB40, The Pinstripes, Wareika, Dub Syndicate, Komodo, Groove Corporation, Kukan Dub Lagan, Cabernet Deneuve, Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers, Naaman, and more…
We speak with Kimberly Newton Fusco about her new middle grade novel Beholding Bee. She has won numerous awards, including the Kirkus Star and a Parents' Choice Silver Medal for The Wonder of Charlie Anne. She is also the author of the award-winning Tending Grace.
We also chat with Jane Velez-Mitchell about her new book Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias. Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award-winning television journalist, bestselling author and host of her own show on HLN.