Arts & Culture

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Shakespear In Black And White, The Great Themes Of Shakespeare, plus many performances and readings.

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As usual, something for everybody in the Echo Chamber…starting off with a cool new dub from Ital Roots Players, followed by new music from The Angel, I.vette, Process Rebel, Juakali, Copia Doble Systema, Mahom, and Easy Star All Stars. As part of our summer mix series we included an excellent mix from Saetchmo called Short Trip Into Space and Back.

When Swiss took over in the 4:00 hour, listeners found out why It’s Fun To Listen To YMCK…and their cheesy-cute 8-bit video arcade chiptune/dancehall (“chiphall?”) riddim “Collect The Wind – Happy End”, kicking off a set that reintroduces the world to Grace Jones via her new “Hurricane/Hurricane Dub” dubble CD. Also in the set, new artist (to us) Diva, along with Rico, Tsuyoshi Kawakami and Dub Syndicate.

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Joining us this week is Lisa See, who talks about her newest novel, Dreams of Joy, recently chosen as Time magazine’s best pick for the summer. Lisa See is the author of several other novels, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and Shanghai Girls.

We also talk with Dan Morrison, author of The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River. Kevin Sites has called The Black Nile Part On the Road, part Fear and Loathing in Africa, Dan Morrison takes us with him on his journey down the Nile — teaching us, by example, to be explorers of both the world and ourselves.”

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The Lyme Disease Epidemic in Minnesota and Nationwide

Kinshasha talked with Dr. Leslie Vilansky and Dr. Betty Maloney about the short and long term consequences of Lyme Disease.

LYME DISEASE IN MINNESOTA

1 in 3 deer ticks carry Borrelia burgdoreferi (Bb), the bacterial cause of Lyme disease. These ticks may carry other bacteria and parasites (referred to as co-infections), which complicate the clinical picture.

Once thought to be found only in wooded areas, deer ticks have expanded their range and are now found across Minnesota, including the 7-county metro.

Lyme disease has increased 450% in the past 10 years. The state ranks 8th in the nation for reported cases; in 2008, 1,282 cases were reported to the CDC. Due to under-reporting, the CDC estimates that the actual number of surveillance cases is likely to be 10 times more, meaning MN probably had over 12,800 cases in 2008.

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A pair from the One Act Players of San Francisco. One about a special bottle of wine found in the basement of a pub, and another about a gunslinger looking to make a name for himself.

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Argentine Tango: A Sad Feeling Danced

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In-studio guests: L-Mo and City Wide Kin

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