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STRANGE BUT TRUE BASEBALL STORIES
Dock Ellis Pitches a No-No by Neille Ilel, The Potato Ball Caper from Long Haul Productions, Nancy Plays for the Sox by Philip Graitcer

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Another special night in the Echo Chamber as we featured an interview of Eric Blowtorch (following his show in Minneapolis); a bunch of new Echo Beach:http://www.echobeach.de/ music; and a number of other new releases by the likes of Masia One, Nkulee Dube, Jazmin Solar/Sanchez Dub, and others…

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We speak with Sloane Crosley about her new book How Did You Get This Number. She is also the author of the bestselling essay collection I Was Told There’d Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is in development as a series on HBO.

In the second half of the show, we speak with Mark Sieve about his funny memoir, Call Me Puke, which won a 2009 Midwest Book Award for humor. He is an actor, producer and director as well as the co-creator of the Renaissance vaudeville team Puke Snot, the longest running two-man comedy duo in the country and a headline show at festivals and comedy clubs throughout North America.

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This is Twin Cities fashion week, and KFAI is featuring five related stories from its 10,000 Fresh Voices series:

1. MN Fashion presents Voltage: Fashion Amplified
Produced by Allison Herrera
If “Minnesota fashion” conjures up images of down jackets, waterproof boots and layers of scarves, sweaters, and thermal underwear, check out Voltage: Fashion Amplified. This annual event is part of Spring Fashion Week, and showcases work by 10 local designers in a rock and roll environment tailor made for First Avenue. KFAI’s Allison Herrera explains how the sartorial sensibilities of this diverse group have helped redefine Minnesota fashion.

2. Designer Rachel Blomgren
Produced by Katey DeCelle
Rachel Blomgren in one of 10 designers selected to show at Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2011—the Midwest’s premier spring fashion and rock show. Blomgren talked KFAI’s Katey DeCelle about how fabrics can have hidden meanings, and how textiles can tell stories.

3. Designer Raul Osorio
Produced by Katey DeCelle
Twin Cities designer Raul Osorio learned how to sew at his parents’ textile school in Honduras. He spoke to KFAI producer Katey DeCelle about his creative inspiration, and what it’s like to prepare for his second Voltage: Fashion Amplified runway show.

4. Vintage Fashion: Rewind & Lula
Produced by Sabrina Crews
The Twin Cities is home to a wide variety of independently owned clothing stores, including many thrift stores and retro shops. Vintage fashion is especially popular, but what draws locals to clothes from the past? KFAI’s Sabrina Crews went to Rewind in Minneapolis, and Lula in St. Paul, to talk to business owners about the lure of vintage fashion.

5. Dyed in the Wool: Kim Christensen
Produced by Diane Richard
Minneapolis fiber artist Kim Christensen finds a bounty of natural dye stuffs in her backyard and alleyways. She sells her woolen wares at the Kingfield Farmer’s Market of Minneapolis.

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The 17 Day Diet – Reset your metabolism and transform your body in just 17 days

Kinshasha talked with Dr. Mike Moreno about his 17 Day Diet weight loss plan that was initially created to avoid the holiday weight gain. The beauty about the diet is that it can be used at any time throughout the year to shed a few pounds.

Every 17 days you’re changing what you’re doing. “We call it metabolic, or body, confusion,” Dr. Mike explains.

There are four cycles:
•Cycle 1:
Accelerate. Encourages rapid weight loss, cleansing and fat burning. Discourages fat storage.

•Cycle 2: Activate. Resets the metabolism.

•Cycle 3: Achieve. Develop good eating habits, re-teach yourself how to eat carbs.

•Cycle 4: Arrive. A combination of the first three Cycles.

On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods.

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hosted by dj musically rich

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How Time Flys, a hi-fi sci-fi comedy by David Ossman. Recorded in 1973 and featuring Mark Time in a different kind of episode than the one usually heard on Firesign Theatre recordings.

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Hidden Treasures
Hosts Dave Goergen and Tim Portz present an hour of not-frequently heard tunes from well-known 60s and 70s rock groups. Turn your radio up LOUD!

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