Arts & Culture

All the ghouls, goblins, ghosts, and dreads gathered with Dr. StrangeDub & DJ Baby Swiss in the annual Echo Chamber of Horrors! And what a howling good show – with layers of special effects & soundbytes, including the movies “Dracula”, “Frankenstein”, “The Exorcist”, and more – and tons of scary dubwise music. And what a varied cast of characters in this year’s production…

We speak with poet Tim Nolan about his new collection, And Then. He is also the author of The Sound of It, which was a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. And Garrison Keillor has read his poems on The Writer's Almanac.

We also speak with Adrian Lee about his new book, Mysterious Minnesota: Digging up the Ghostly Past at 13 Haunted Sites. A former news correspondent for Darkness Radio, he is also a co-founder and lead writer for Ecto Magazine.

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Near v Minnesota: How a local rag ignited a First Amendment firestorm
When Minneapolis politicians censored small time scandal sheet publisher, Jay Near, it sparked the country’s first debate on whether the government can control people’s speech and punish them for publishing unpopular ideas. Called the first great press case, the surprising 1931 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Near vs. Minnesota is a landmark of First Amendment law, and continues to guide our democracy today. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to media and legal experts, who describe the characters that played a role in creating this important jurisprudence.

All Health's Breaking Loose

Your body represents to the world your history and the emotion you carry inside. Kinshasha talked with Loa Blasucci about her powerful new book, All Health’s Breaking Loose. This Book is about you and the body you want to have. Loa has great respect for the depth of what the human body can endure and the powerful healing machine that it is. She sees the beauty inside you, and wants you to see it, too. This important conversation will Loa motivate you with groundbreaking information on food and fitness. All Health’s Breaking Loose contains the riches of Loa’s 30 years of experience in the beauty and fitness industry. She made her mark in Hollywood as one of the top makeup artists in the business, making our beloved celebrities look their best in fashion magazines, television, and on the silver screen. Bob Hope, Eugene Levy, Hugh Grant, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Raquel Welch, James Caan, Courteney Cox, Mathew McConaughey, and Christopher Guest – a galaxy of stars have shone brightly because of Loa’s touch

Martians Galore – a near-celebration of the War of the Worlds broadcast of 74 years ago. Stories about Mars and Martians and invasions from very different perspectives, and including sounds recorded ON Mars. Red Planet Ho!

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