Arts & Culture

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend with Guests: Justin Kirkeberg, Sonic Rain, Andrew Rosdail, Lisa Vecoli

Tom Babinszki from the Hadley School For the Blind talks about their new program, Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship.

Still lamenting the icy, gloomy end of a gorgeous fall, Kristina plays nothing but the ladies singing lush soleares.

Stories from Emily Hsiao, Emily Kwong, Todd Melby & Diane Richard

Big night of new releases in the Echo Chamber! Kicked things into gear with the excellent Prince Fatty meets Nostalgia 77 album “In the Kingdom of Dub” (Tru Thoughts). This was followed by fine new releases from Etana (the “I Rise” album on VP), Pale Rider (the new extended version of “Post” labeled “Post +” on PDXINDUB), and The Dubbstyle with the heavy new single “Time”. The other big new release was the fantastic “Bass, Sweat & Tears/Dub, Sweat & Tears” 2CD package from Gaudi (Six Degrees). More new releases ranging from electronica, to R&B, to sultry trip-hop sounds, to roots & dub – by the likes of Do I Do, Serengety, AM444, Jeph1 & I-Mitri, Ce’cile, Groundation, Blue King Brown, Declan Kelly, JahYu, Dub Architect (remixing Bob Marley & Wailers), DJ Vadim, Bigote, and Dubmatix (ft. Anthony B). Added to this we featured the sounds of Milton Blake & Capleton, Jackie Edwards, Yellowman, Junior Brown, Secret Panels vs. The Assessor, Dennis Bovell /Janet Kay, Horace Andy, and more. In the middle of the program we played an excerpot from a recent Live mix fropm our friend Tokyo Tower. Heck, we even had mashup of Elvis Presley and The Wailers done by the great Errol “ET” Thompson. Quite a show!

We talk with Aaron Isaacs about his new book Twin Ports by Trolley. He edits Tourists Railroads and Railway Museums Magazine and is also the author of Trackside Around the Twin Cities and The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

We also reprise a broadcast of an interview with Nicholson Baker, who discusses his novel Traveling Sprinkler. He is the author of 13 books, including The Anthologist, which also featured the protagonist Paul Chowder, and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.