Arts & Culture

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The first hour we had Lady Tobalyas entertain us with DeMonica Flye, Paul Michell and Kimberly Ramsaran.

Thanks to DJs TWebb & Gilberto (of ENCUENTRO) for holding it down last week with Part I of KFAI’s 2012 Spring Pledge Drive. Tonight is Part II, and DJs Miguel Vargas and Rude Dawg Aguilar will be spinning the hits, and you can still pledge to your favorite KFAI program!

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Live from Minnesota presents…

Symbolical Head: an evening with Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen
Produced by Tom Tschantz
Production assistance by Nancy Sartor

A storytelling event and panel discussion at DreamHaven Books, with Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen.

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PLEDGE DRIVE, pt. 2: Some MORE favorite stories from previous episodes.

Tons of great grooves tonight including Dr. Cat & Diaspora’s A Jamaican In Cairo, new stuff from Stepper Allianz, Gramps Morgan, Emel Mathlouthi, Jah Wobble & Keith Levene, The Toure/Raichel Collective, Sunmonx, DU3normal, Yabass Yaba Radics, Dubtrak, Eating Betty meets Love Avalanche, the “Musical Roots Initiative” compilation, the “Northern Faction 5” compilation, and more… Plus some dope leftover from last week’s pledge drive special.

We speak with author Bart Schneider about his newest Augie Boyer mystery, Nameless Dame: Murder on the Russian River. Bart Schneider was the founding editor of Hungry Mind Review and Speakeasy Magazine, and he has written a collection of poetry as well as four previous novels. He will be reading April 10 at Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis and April 12 at Micawber’s in St. Paul.

We also chat with surprise guest Jules Nyquist about her poetry and how important it is to support KFAI and Write On! Radio — a unique community-based radio station and a fantastic program unlike any other around the country.

Five stories from the 10,000 Voices series:

1. HCMC’s Medical History Center
Produced by Britt Aamodt
The basement of Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) houses the Hennepin Medical History Center—a tiny, two-gallery museum filled to the rafters with old nurses uniforms, medical technology and history dating back to the 1800s. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt tours the collection.

2. The lure of Paul Bunyan
Produced by Susan Gray
The tale of Paul Bunyan and friends has captivated Minnesotans for more than 100 years. Statues of the lumberjack pepper the state, in towns of Ackley, Brainerd, Bloomington and Jenkins. To understand the lure of Paul, KFAI producer Susan Gray spoke to Bemdji residents, which is home of the country’s first roadside statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

3. Creative Ladies are Powerful
Produced by Robert W. Morgan
Success in any field is built on support, and for the women behind CLAP—Creative Ladies Are Powerful—there is definitely strength in numbers. This female art collective welcomes all creative types to contribute to its ‘zine, which features advice, interviews, recipes, poetry, creative non-fiction, art and more. Produced for KFAI by Robert W. Morgan. For more information visit creativeladiesarepowerful.blogspot.com.

4. Twin Cities Youth Media Network
Produced by Michelle Alimoradi
Many local media organizations work with young people, and as a result, the Twin Cities has become a bastion of youth-driven community media and civic engagement. KFAI producer Michelle Alimoradi has more.

5. Musician Tim O’Keefe
Produced by Daniel Zamzow
Tim O’Keefe has been playing music in Duluth and the Twin Cities since the 1970s. What began as a musical journey on harmonica has led to vast knowledge of hand-drumming styles originating in the Middle East, Africa and South America. O’Keefe talks to KFAI producer Daniel Zamzow about a lifetime of diverse projects.

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