Arts & Culture

Jon Skaalen, from VSA Minnesota, talks about events happening in the disability community.

Kristina plays a selection of pieces from a 14 CD collection assembled by Mario Bois for Le Chant du Monde.

Miguel Vargas provides music, and Yvette Howie delivers the news on today's Morning Blend.

Features include Dollar Binge with Sabrina Crews, and reports on ice climbinb, snowbird etiquette and wind energy. 

Tonight on Radio Pocho, it’s R.I.P. 2012. Expect to hear tunes of last year’s departed

The History of Nicollet Island, Part II
Produced by Jessica Folker
Once a posh enclave for the city’s wealthiest residents, Nicollet Island had turned gritty by the early 20th century. Dominated by industry and inhabited by transients, many who wandered onto the Island were drawn to the bars and flophouses of skid row. By the 1970s, slumlords offering cheap rent attracted an enclave of colorful characters, and Nicollet Island became home to an eclectic mix of hobos, hippies, artists and working-class families. In Part II of the History of Nicollet Island, producer Jessica Folker introduces us to former and current Island dwellers, who share stories about living with drifters, donkeys and some of the Twin Cities’ best musicians on this urban island oasis.

Don’t Do Anything to Yourself by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock & Into a Million Pieces from Youth Radio Vermont

Covering highlights of 2012 thru the rear view mirror… releases, concerts, and more.

David Cummings provides the music, Flor Frey brings news and Mike Fischbein hosts as Morning Blend considers the Idle No More demonstration at the Mall of America over the weekend.  We'll also hear from writer and performer Lorna Landvik about her "Party in the Rec Room" series at the Bryant Lake Bowl, and talk with Wendy Jones of the Minnesota Historical Society about tweeting Minnesota's involvement in the U.S. Civil War 

Kicking off a brand new year in style! Dub style that is… First off however, we had two cool versions of “Auld Lang Syne” – Eban Schletter’s cosmic electronic version, and Ghetto Priest’s nyabinghi melding of the New Year classic and his reworking of Robert Burns’ “Slave’s Lament”. Then came the dub, including brand new stuff from Aldubb, Radiola Dub Sound System, Profit, Bandulu Dub, and MakaRon, and recent releases from Kojo Neatness, The Breadwinners, Super Hi-Fi, Adrian Sherwood, Dub Rifles, Invisible Criminal, and Bost & Bim (mashing up Jimi Hendix!). Added to this were Prince Fatty, Anthony B, Empresarios, Dub Majestic, Hal Blaine, David Pablo, John Brown’s Body, Steve Steppa, Kukan Dub Lagan, Ruts DC & Mad Professor, Celt Islam ft. Dawoud Kringle, The Abyssinians, I-Roy, and more…

We speak with award-winning children's author John Coy, who shares the inside scoop on his latest picture book, Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball, illustrated by Joe Morse. He is the author of many books for young readers, young adults and middle grade readers.

We also speak with Larry Elder about his new memoir, Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives…Eight Hours. He is the author of three other books, including What’s Race Got to Do with It and The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America.