Arts & Culture

Five stories from KFAI’s 10,000 Fresh Voices series, featuring:

1. Dia de los Muertos, produced by Allison Herrera
2. The Haunted Soap Factory, produced by Jessica Folker
3. Graphic Novelist Will Dinski, produced by Britt Aamodt
4. Sound Artist Viv Corringham, produced by Bill Lindeke
5. Global Mamas, produced by Michelle Alimoradi

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Another week with a boatload of new music: The Natural Dub Cluster’s excellent “Neg|entropy”; Mista Majah P’s heavy-hitting gay rights anthem “Rights”; Cas Haley’s beautiful “Connection”; and Taj Weekes & Adowa’s sublime “A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen”. Plus more new releases from Influential (“Road Hog”), Madtone (“The Good Soul”), SXTheMadArtist, Mumbai Mafia, Avey Tare, Darryl Jenifer, Steve Steppa meets Samson, and the Easy Star All-Stars.

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Our first guest is Alexander McCall Smith, author of many beloved novels of mystery and practical philosophy, including The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, featuring Precious Ramotswe, and also the Isabel Dalhousie series. He talks with Janis Lane-Ewart about his newest book, The Lost Art of Gratitude.

Also in this week’s show, we talk with James King about his novel, Bill Warrington’s Last Chance. The story of an old man’s search for redemption, it was the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner.

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Vote or Dia de los Muertos! On this episode of Radio Pocho we ask adonde van los muertos as we celebrate Day of the Dead. Leo Dan, Los Bukis and Los Tigres del Norte keep us reminiscing over you.

We also encourage our listener to go out and vote, otherwise we’ll play a whole set of Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, and Shakira on the next show! Don’t make us do it!

We feature tracks by Acapulco Tropical Cafe Tacvba which both have muerte chiquita in the title. Go figure.

Minnie Riperton takes us down memory lane with The Time, Michael Jackson, and the Temptations.

As always we keep it funky with tracks by Twilight, Rome Jefferies, and a Dexter Wansel track that will have you feeling the sweetest pain.

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Lakewood Cemetery
Produced by Susan Gray

Lakewood Cemetery is a Minneapolis landmark. Producer Susan Gray tours the resting place adjacent to Lake Calhoun, and uncovers stories about the cemetery’s rich history, which includes memorials to Minnesota artists, political figures and business leaders.

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Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Youngoligist Dr. Bridget Bagley

Naturopath, Herbalogist, iridologist, Nutriionist and Youngoligist, Dr. Bridget Bagley talked with Kinshasha
about Alkalizing our bodies with nutritious raw food, how to look in your eyes and determine important factors of your health, food supplements and vaccinations.

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Tonight of all nights, we hear about Alien Invasion. Dialogue with Martian Trombone, from Great Northern Audio, asks what happened to the Ramon Raquello Orchestra. Imagination X asks why those aliens always appear to the guys out in the woods in Hicks. And more.

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