Arts & Culture

Summer rolls on with another show filled with new dub. Although it came out late in 2010, tonight was the debut of Bill Laswell’s latest Method of Defiance album Jahbulon. Another great new release was the Digital Showcase from U-Rie and Neblina Sound. Also new tonight: Ghosts Outside from Steve Mason Dennis Bovell, plus new stuff from Bassnectar Seth Drake, Alpha Steppa, Grace Jones, Mista Majah P, Roots of Rebellion, and more… On top of this was half of a special Properly Chilled Mix done especially for Echo Beach (WLUW-FM, Chicago). Finally, Swiss introduced us to a fine Finnish outfit called The Valkyrians with their track Taikonaut Reggae, and added more cool tunes from Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Raw Vibes, The Dualers, and Burning Spear among others.

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We talk with Lynn Cullen about her new historical novel Reign of Madness. She is also the author of The Creation of Eve, named among the best fiction books of 2010 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and an April 2010 Indie Next Pick.

Also joining us is local author and former television producer Julie Kramer, whose books include Stalking Susan, Missing Mark and Silencing Sam. She’ll be discussing her newest Riley Spartz novel Killing Kate.

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The Last Reel: Minnesota’s Drive-In Theaters”:http://www.ampers.org/pieces/last-reel-drive-movie-theaters-minnesota?s=...
Produced by Todd Melby

They had names like The Cinebuff, the Bronco, The Maple Leaf, The Sunset. They were the drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Once, there were more than 80 outdoor movie theaters in the Gopher State. Today, only a handful remain, including the Sky-Vu in Warren and the Starlite 5 in Litchfield. Grab your popcorn, get in the car and join us for a tour of drive-in movie theaters of Minnesota. Produced by Todd Melby.

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Go For It! Family Program

As parents and adult role models, we want our children to have fulfilling, happy, successful lives. We want what’s best for them, for ourselves, and for our communities. How many times have you told your child…or yourself to: Change your attitude! Believe in yourself! Get rid of that habit! Make wise choices! Set a goal! Be creative! Hang in there! This is what we tell ourselves and our children to do.

But where did we learn how to do it? Did anybody ever teach you exactly how to change your attitude when it was negative? Did anyone ever explain to you exactly how to believe in yourself, erase self-defeating behaviors, make wise choices, set and achieve goals, use your creative imagination, and be persistent? Most of us make enough mistakes and face enough challenges on our way to adulthood that we develop a haphazard trial-and-error understanding of what it takes to be successful in life, or at least to avoid constant failure. As a result, because that understanding lacks a solid base of teachable knowledge and skills, our lives tend to be a tale of ups and downs. Is that all we want for ourselves and our families?

Kinshasha talked with author Judy Zerafu about the strategies and practices in her book that help adults and children be successful in life. Now is the time to GO FOR IT!

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I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus, the classic comedy album by the Firesign Theatre, celebrating it’s 40th anniversary.

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“Civil Rights in the City”

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In-studio Guest: Melissa Vang, photographer Community Art Project Coordinator for CHAT’s 10th Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival

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