Arts & Culture

PLEDGE DRIVE, PT. 1
Some favorite stories from The Optimist, The Memory Palace, & Kathy Tu

First day of Spring Pledge Drive; joining Doug were Dale Loomer, J. Otis Powell, and near the end Charlie Sugnet. HIghlights include previews of upcoming performances in-town by David Broza, Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Paris Combo, and a review of Meklit Hadero’s third visit to Mpls. All sandwiched between some fine pledge rapping to kick it off. Check it out and don’t forget to renew or become a KFAI listener-member for the first time !

A heavy dubwise show…with tons of new releases, and great mix from Addis Pablo (son of Augustus Pablo). The new releases included “The Global Dream LP” from N-Tone Dub; “The Closet Is Open” from Maverick Mista Majah P; “Short Change EP” from The Skints; “Libation” from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars; “The Nairobian Riddim” album (featuring “Me A Feel It” from Asante Amen); “Jericho / Weep Not EP” from Don Fe; “Circles EP” from sUb_modU; “The Remixes” from Boddhi Satva; plus an unreleased single from E.R.S., and the new single “D-Stress” from Rebelution. On top of all this new stuff, we featured music from Desmond “Faada” Johnson, Scratchylus, Mikey Dread, The Breadwinners, New Age Steppers, The Orb, John Brown’s Body, Easy Star All Stars, The Scientist/Ted Sirota, Ranking Ann, The Selecter, Shiina Ringo, Mpls. Dub Ensemble, and more…

We speak with Jennifer Bowen Hicks and Scott Dominic Carpenter, author of Theory of Remainders, about the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, which was founded in 2011 by Jennifer Bowen Hicks.

We also talk with Patrick Hicks about his new novel The Commandant of Lubizec. He is a poet and author, who has four poetry collections, three chapbooks, a non-fiction work and the novel The Collector of Names.

See Play list below

April Fool’s Day special featuring an interview with The Lowest Pair’s Kendl Winter!

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