Arts & Culture

HEND AL-MANSOUR one of 2 Muslim women artists in the MInneapolis exhibit GREAT MOTHERS OF ISLAM; Interivew with CHRIS HEDGES dissident journalist, columnist for TRUTHDIG

Susana di Palma talks about her trials of bringing Zorongo’s latest work, Zorro, to life onstage, and Kristina plays music sung by young ladies with voices of honey.

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The first hour we had Lady Tobalyas entertain us with DeMonica Flye, Paul Michell and Kimberly Ramsaran.

Thanks to DJs TWebb & Gilberto (of ENCUENTRO) for holding it down last week with Part I of KFAI’s 2012 Spring Pledge Drive. Tonight is Part II, and DJs Miguel Vargas and Rude Dawg Aguilar will be spinning the hits, and you can still pledge to your favorite KFAI program!

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Live from Minnesota presents…

Symbolical Head: an evening with Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen
Produced by Tom Tschantz
Production assistance by Nancy Sartor

A storytelling event and panel discussion at DreamHaven Books, with Will Alexander, Barth Anders, David J Schwartz, Haddayr Copley-Woods and Stacy Theiszen.

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PLEDGE DRIVE, pt. 2: Some MORE favorite stories from previous episodes.

Tons of great grooves tonight including Dr. Cat & Diaspora’s A Jamaican In Cairo, new stuff from Stepper Allianz, Gramps Morgan, Emel Mathlouthi, Jah Wobble & Keith Levene, The Toure/Raichel Collective, Sunmonx, DU3normal, Yabass Yaba Radics, Dubtrak, Eating Betty meets Love Avalanche, the “Musical Roots Initiative” compilation, the “Northern Faction 5” compilation, and more… Plus some dope leftover from last week’s pledge drive special.

We speak with author Bart Schneider about his newest Augie Boyer mystery, Nameless Dame: Murder on the Russian River. Bart Schneider was the founding editor of Hungry Mind Review and Speakeasy Magazine, and he has written a collection of poetry as well as four previous novels. He will be reading April 10 at Once Upon a Crime in Minneapolis and April 12 at Micawber’s in St. Paul.

We also chat with surprise guest Jules Nyquist about her poetry and how important it is to support KFAI and Write On! Radio — a unique community-based radio station and a fantastic program unlike any other around the country.