Arts & Culture

A very special night in the Echo Chamber as we did a “Land of the Rising Sun” special honoring Japanese reggae, dub, ska, and more… But, for the first hour of the program we covered some new non-Japanese releases – from Talisman (on Sugar Shack), Med Dred (on Dub-o-phonic), Svaha Sound System, Omegaman (on Fort Knox), Trevor “The Technician” McKenzie & Robert C., and M.L.K. & the Breadwinners (on Freedom Fighter). The rest of the program was devoted to Japan, with music from: Killa Sista, Dry & Heavy, Likkle Mai, Channel U, Mystica Tribe, Satomi Saeki & Alcvin Takegawa Ramos, Fishmans, Lecca, Keyco, Little Tempo, Audio Active, Bagdad Cafe the Trench Town, Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble, Tsuyoshi Kawakami & his Moodmakers, YMCK, Bluebeat Players, Mute Beat, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Nine Miles, Shiina Ringo, The Determinations, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Perfume/MasahiroXXX, Kazufumi Kodama, Masaru Satoh, The Brass Circus, the eskargot miles, Little Dragon (ft. Yukimi Nagano), Ian Simmonds ft. Yoshiko, Macdonald Duck Eclair, Soil & “Pimp” Sessions, Haruomi Hosono, Bon Voyage Co., The Dreamlets, Chimp Beams, Astro Age Steel Orchestra, and Gentle I.

We speak with Victoria Houston about her new novel Dead Insider, the 13th book in her bestselling Loon Lake mystery series. It has been called Fargo meets Murder She Wrote in the North Woods of Wisconsin. She is also the author of a number of non-fiction books, including Loving a Younger Man.

We also chat with David McRaney about his new book You Are Now Less Dumb. He is also the author of the bestseller You Are Not So Smart, which grew out of his blog of the same name.

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Train songs & live music from Kalee Joy!

Tonight on Minneculture: a man who played a key role in some important political developments in Minnesota. Rip Rapson is known for his work as Deputy Mayor of Minneapolis in the 1970s and 80s under Don Fraser. Deeply involved in legislation to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Rapson helped develop the Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Minneapolis. He was the son of renowned architect, Ralph Rapson, who designed several important buildings in Minnesota and was head of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture for 30 years. For the last seven years Rip Rapson has been based in the Detroit metro area as the president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation. On a recent Twin Cities visit, he stopped by the KFAI studios to speak with journalist and producer Marisa Helms about his wide-ranging career.

 Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory

 

Every minute, our brain cells are bathing in the nutrients—or toxins—we take in through food,” says Dr. Barnard. “Just as we put money in a retirement account to ensure a secure future, we can put foods on our plates today to help keep the brain in high gear well into the future.”

The Apotheosis Saga, Episodes 6 (Tangents) and 7 (Divisions). Bill Wright, Jr. has been given such godlike powers that the other gods consider him a hazard. Now he’s been accused of killing another god, which, of course, he didn’t do. He’ll escape, of course, and the adventure continues.

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