Arts & Culture

Feature: “Minneapolis Nursing Home Recognized for Taking Residents on Vacation,”: produced by Susan Gray.

When people move into nursing homes they tend to assume their days of taking vacations are over. Not at the Camden Care Center in Minneapolis where the staff has put vacations back on the calendar. Audio Producer Susan Gray learned from residents and staff there’s benefits to escaping the daily grind at any age.

Mary Cutrufello at the Amsterdam

Singer/songwriter Mary Cutrufello was raised in Connecticut and spent years as a recording artist in Texas. She settled in the Twin Cities 10 years ago, and continues to play locally and nationally. Known as a “honky-tonk heroine,” she’s been featured on Austin City Limits and has produced a number of albums, including a major release on Mercury Records. Vocal nodes silenced her for three years, but in 2007 she returned to performing and released the album, “35.” Her most recent release is “Fireflies till they’re Gone,” which showcases both her full-throated rock wail and quiet intensity. This “Live from Minnesota” segment was produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow.

News Host – Shannon Jankowski
Music Hosts – Ron Thums and Jean Silverberg (form hosts of KFAI’s Radio Rumpus Room)
Producer – Dale Connelly

Forbidden Planet – An Australian radio version of the MGM film. Produced in 1957 by the Caltex Oil Company for the Caltex Theatre.

The Three Bettigs The making of a children’s book. Hosted by Annette Gagliavardi.