Arts & Culture

1st Thursday host Leigh Combs
Guests: Barbara Satin with Spirit on Lake – new housing for LGBTQ seniors
Tiffany from Rainbow Health Initiative – the annual Fruit Bowl Pride event
Bill Burleson – upcoming BECAUSE conference – bisexual empowerment conference
Starri, Mose, Riva, Johan from the new Gaia Democratic school
Astrological forecast with Heather Roan Robbins

Music Host / Engineer: Mark Koerner
News Host: Dale Connelly
Producer: Paul Brohaugh

BLIND JUSTICE
Wrongfully Convicted by Julia Lundberg & Life After Exoneration by Evan Roberts

A cloudy rainy day on the West Bank, opens with Mideast jazz from Third World Love. Then a set from Claudia Schmidt on her birthday. Lots of variety as the show goes down.

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Colleen Harriss
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Another night of dub overload! So many new releases, including: the Dub Club’s new “Bubble Dub” (on Stones Throw); Pale Rider’s cool new “CO7” EP; Longman’s excellent “Akhenaten’s Dream” album; the new “Two Sacred Swords” 12” from Alpha Steppa & Lutan Fyah; Makiko’s rootical “High Stepper” single (on 176Sound); Gaudi’s adventurous “In Between Times” (on Six Degrees); and Mystica Tribe’s sublime “Stars Are Mine” EP (on SD Records). On top of that was more new stuff from Taj Weekes & Odawa, Obidaya/Dubmatix, Almighty Sion, Black Saturn, Bentesoi, Mahala Rai Banda/Mad Professor, Violeta Vil, Claudia Aru, Bandulu Dub, David Powell, Twile, The RBC, A Tribe Called Red, and Grant Phahao presents The Jays. If that wasn’t enough, we also crammed in some Prince Jammy, Black Roots, Overproof Sound System, Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart, Kukan Dub Lagan, Lee Perry & the Upsetters, Nobukazu Takemura, Savage Aural Hotbed , Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, Bad Brains, and still more…

We speak with Jessica Francis Kane about her new story collection This Close. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel The Report and the story collection Bending Heaven.

We also speak with Douglas Trevor about his debut novel Girls I Know. He is also the author of the short story collection The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space, which won the 2005 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction.

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