Arts & Culture

A show of Milongas, a cante ida y vuelta, and the beginning of a long chat with Ms. Ida y Vuelta herself, La Conja, who was in Minneapolis recently from her new home in Sri Lanka.

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Mother Banjo, aka Ellen Stanley Entertains.  Listen to this show on our FOREVER archives here:  https://archive.org/details/52MotherBanjo

“Woman del Callao: Susana de Leon” On this special episode of Radio Pocho we welcome immigration attorney and local sheroe Susana de Leon. Susana provides us with some of her favorite cuts by Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, Juan Gabriel and David Zaizar.

We also boogie on down to Nightlife Unlimited and “Get off” with Ray Parker Jr. Lastly, Prince leaves us wondering “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad.”

PLUS the “Pocho” word of the week.

In addition Susana provides us with some of her favorite cuts by Pablo Milanes, Silvio Rodriguez, Juan Gabriel and David Zaizar.

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History of Nicollet Island, Part I
Produced by Jessica Folker

Nicollet Island is the only inhabited island in the Mississippi River, and this leafy Minneapolis oasis has attracted a colorful crowd: gilded-age tycoons, train-riding vagabonds, hippies, and well-known musicians have all called the Island home.

In the first of this two-part documentary, producer Jessica Folker explores the Island’s more distant past, beginning with its days as a safe place for expectant Dakota women.

Christopher and Rushika Hage—a resident couple whose love for the Island spawned two books on its illustrious history—offer stories about mosquito-plagued pioneers, murderous maids, beer caves, and disastrous events that affected the entire city.

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SUMMER!
Sun Tunnels by Scott Carrier, Poke Stick Scrape Dump by Bill Palladino, & Showing the Garden by Ruth Draper

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Talk about a ton of new music! Tonight we premiered the excellent ambient/electro “The Marginal Rules” from Master Margherita, and played new material from Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Copia Doble Systema, Longman, Webcam Hi-Fi, Kevin Kinsella, Don Corleon, See-I, Utivo Provisor, Bandulu Dub meets Pop-I, Heavy Tin, Miracle Fortress, and I.vette. There was also the new compilation “Wadada presents Pass It On chap. 1”. Finally, we kicked off the summer mix series with the Elemental Dubs Mix from Culture Cuts.

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We speak with Ellen Airgood about her debut novel South of Superior, a Midwest Booksellers Association Pick for June.

We also speak with poet Jeff Skemp about his new CD of poetry and music, Spent. Dylan Baker joins him on guitar as they preview both the CD and the CD release party, scheduled for Saturday, June 25th, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Bryant-Lake Bowl.

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1. Wild Food Summit
Produced by Michelle Alimoradi
Most people have probably never cooked with fiddle ferns and cattails, but each year at the Wild Food Summit, food enthusiasts gather to forage and prepare feasts from nature’s bounty. Now in its seventh year, the Minnesota Wild Food Summit promotes ecological sustainability and community. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi spoke to participants about the week-long event at White Earth Indian Reservation, which is just one of three Wild Food Summits in the country.

2. Urban Chickens
Produced by Sabrina Crews
Urban chicken coops are on the rise. Some city dwellers raise hens for their eggs, others harvest the birds for meat. KFAI’s Sabrina Crews interviewed urban poultry owners Mimi Holmes and Janelle Hiland to find out why they keep chickens in the backyard.

3. MN Spoken Word Association
Produced by Maria Almli
In 2001, the Minnesota Spoken Word Association burst onto the scene with Singers of Daybreak, the first-ever spoken word conference. For 10 years, this grassroots organization has nurtured young artists through school programs and special events. KFAI’s Maria Almli spoke to co-founders and creative directors, e.g. Bailey and Sha [SHAY] Cage, about a decade of creativity.

4. Quatrefoil Library
Produced by Dixie Treichel
Quatrefoil Library takes its name from the 1950 James Barr novel—one of the first literary works to portray homosexuals in a positive way. When it opened 25 years ago, Quatrefoil Library was a unique resource for GLBT education, research and community. Today it is one of the oldest and largest GLBT lending libraries in the country.

5. Twin Cities Pride
Produced by Dixie Treichel
The Twin Cities Pride Festival is an annual, weekend-long celebration of freedom, which includes the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this story about TC Pride and the history about the parade, which honors those who spoke and marched publicly in support of the GLBT community.

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All Health’s Breaking Loose – Loa Blasucci

Your body represents to the world your history and the emotion you carry inside. Kinshasha talked with Loa Blasucci about her powerful new book, All Health’s Breaking Loose.

This Book is about you and the body you want to have. Loa has great respect for the depth of what the human body can endure and the powerful healing machine that it is.

She sees the beauty inside you, and wants you to see it, too.

This important conversation will Loa motivate you with groundbreaking information on food and fitness.

All Health’s Breaking Loose contains the riches of Loa’s 30 years of experience in the beauty and fitness industry. She made her mark in Hollywood as one of the top makeup artists in the business, making our beloved celebrities look their best in fashion magazines, television, and on the silver screen. Bob Hope, Eugene Levy, Hugh Grant, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Raquel Welch, James Caan, Courteney Cox, Mathew McConaughey, and Christopher Guest – a galaxy of stars have shone brightly because of Loa’s touch

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