Arts & Culture

Tuesday, January 3rd, Sasha Suarez joins co-hosts Charlotte Sullivan, Ian Graham Leask, and Lynette Reini-Grandell to look back at 2011 and prognosticate what 2012 will bring for writers. Sasha Suarez is a writer and student at the University of Minnesota-Morris who has participated for several years in the Loft’s Equilibrium program. Charlotte Sullivan is Write on Radio’s specialist in children’s literature. Ian Graham Leask is a small press publisher who will be leaving Scarletta Press this year to work with Tumblehome Learning of Boston. Lynette Reini-Grandell is a notorious procrastinator who hopes to do better this year.

In the second half of the show, Joni Cole calls in to talk with us about her newest collection of essays, Another Bad-Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior. Publisher’s Weekly said of it, by the end of this friendly, honest book, the reader will feel much affection for Cole, her little brood, and her bad dog.”

The Honeydogs at the Aster Cafe

Recorded for MinneCulture, The Honeydogs perform new material before heading into the studio to record its new CD, “What Comes After” (November release on Grain Belt Records). Written in earnest and recorded in less than six days, “What Comes After” blends roots pop with orchestral and soul arrangements. From the brash title track to the psychedelic “The Devil You Do,” the Honeydogs are an inspired ensemble. With shades of Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Nick Drake and Tony Joe White, the new CD is a soul, folk and country record tracked with minimal overdubs.

Band members include:
Adam Levy (guitars/vocals)
Brian Halverson (guitars/vocals)
Darren Jackson (guitar/vocals/banjitar)
Trent Norton (bass)
Peter J. Sands (keyboards/accordion)
Peter Anderson (drums)
Stephen Kung (trumpet)
Matt Darling (trombone)

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Internationally Recognized Naturopath Chris Morris

Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader. Realizing that he wanted to find a way to serve humanity in a more profound way, Chris entered the field of alternative medicine in 1983 after a career as a professional athlete and business executive.

Chris brings a unique perspective to healing and personal growth with his degree in mathematics and physics along with his 30 year study of metaphysics and personal development.

Chris talked about moving from a linear model of healing to a heart model – following the flow of nature and eating with nature for wellness. Another important Health Notes Conversation.

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Bus 13B To Hell, a cautionary tale from Crazy Dog Audio Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

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Bringing conscious awareness to people of color, their role as a major source of abundance in this country, and identifying where the root of their ingenuity comes from.
Hosted by D. M’Chelle, Co-artist of the Ancestors Idiom project.


Guest Host: Dale Loomer
Playing some big name Reggae stars, some lesser known ska artists, going back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and opening a brand new CD, right out of the package.

Host: Dixie Treichel

End of the Year Queer Music Special
Featuring music by Out musicians

Boy George, Norine Braun, Tracy Chapman, Coyote Grace, Tori Fixx, Horse, Georgie Jessup, Joshua Klipp, Austin Marolla, Nhojj, Toshi Reagon, The Topp Twins, Natalia Zukerman

Happy New Year!

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This New Year’s show of flamenco tangos and tanguillos could very possibly twitch you hips out of joint, so listen with caution and warm-up first!

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Tonight’s Radio Pocho features some of our fan favorite tunes from previous episodes. Fall in love all over again…

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