Arts & Culture

FIVE STORIES OF WAR
Featuring stories by Kathy Tu, Jake Warga, & others.

Minna subbed for Doug, spinning 2 full hours of female artists in celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8). The first hour included everything from a young Filipino-American hip hop artist to Russian disco pop to club mbalax. In the second hour, we dipped into some 1960s East Asian psych rock, bhangra bass, pop music from the DRC, and more!

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and National Women’s History Month, the Echo Chamber presented its annual “Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World” special. And what a great list of women singers & players we had on this year’s show: Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Ari Up, PJ Higgins, The Angel (of 60 Channels), Marcia Aitken, Althea & Donna, Jennifer Paulos, Jazzmin Tutum, Manja, Mel Uye-Parker, Riognach Connolly, O. De Lanzac, Lali, Serani Poji, Andrea Parker, Nneka, Mo Kalamity, Jaqee, Hirie, Sister Audrey, Soom T, Natacha Atlas, Pauline Black (of the Selecter), Victoria Moralez, Makiko (and Killa Sista), Kaori Takeda, Eddi Reader (with Little Tempo), Shiina Ringo, MC Sultana, Anoushka Shankar, Mimi Maura, Delia Derbyshire, Grace Jones, Sena & Judi K., Candice Cannabis (with Up, Bustle, & Out), Almu Janeioro (of the Transilvanians), Bronagh Slevin, Skye Sweetnam, Janet Kay, Alice Russell, Sam “Mean Lil Mama” Payne, SXtheMadArtist, Céu (with Dubophonic), plus the ladies of Perfume, the Dreamlets, Macdonald Duck Eclair, and Coltemonikha.

We speak with Chang-Rae Lee about his new novel On Such A Full Sea. He is the author of Native Speaker, which won the Hemingway/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

We also talk with Kate Pettit and Connie Anderson about the 11th Annual Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair, which will feature Minnesota illustrator and author Nancy Carlson as the Keynote Speaker.

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Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Ryan Dawes
Producer: Ron Thums

He's been called "Ireland's best kept musical secret" (Irish Examiner)
Acclaimed guitarist, singer/songwriter Patsy O' Brien demonstrated his virtuosity in songwriting, singing, and finger picking. All live except the play out.

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