Arts & Culture

Celebrating National LGBT Health Awareness Week!

Co-hosts: Ani Koch and Peter Gokey
Guests: Gabriele Angieri, actor in the film Profile of a Killer; Joo-Hee Pomplun, Director of Community Building and Organizing at Asian Economic Development Association and board of directors at Rainbow Health Initiative; Ani Koch, Director of Programs at Rainbow Health Initiative; Michelle Kaye, recording artist and musician.

Two diverse faiths: Minnesota’s Mindekirken and Tibetan Buddhism
Produced by Jessica Folker

Religion and language shape culture, so for immigrants coming to the United States, foreign tongues and unfamiliar worship services can be daunting. This audio documentary explores two religious communities in Minneapolis: the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, or Mindekirken, and Tibetan Buddhists at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery. Mindekirken is one of only two churches in the United States where Norwegian is the main language of worship. Founded 90 years ago in the Phillips neighborhood, the church has reinvented itself multiple times as the number of Norwegian immigrants to the Twin Cities has slowed to a trickle. But still the church draws worshipers—close to one hundred—many second, third and fourth generation Norwegian-Americans. Across town, young Tibetans at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery and the Tibetan Community Center talk about keeping religious traditions alive while living in exile. Tibetans began arriving in the Minnesota in the 1990s, and today the Twin Cities has the second largest Tibetan population in the United States. Young adults explain what Buddhism means to them, how it’s different than their parents’ religion, and what the future holds for the next generation being raised as Tibetan, Buddhist and Minnesotan.

DR. SEUSS’S SLEEP BOOK & MORE
Pieces from Theodore Geisel , Todd Melby & Milton Feher

Follow up to Ana Moura’s 2nd visit, along with a tip of the hat to Bajofondo. Stand by for pledge drive coming the next two Wednesdays on Global Beat ! Pledge NOW !

The great dub & roots just keeps on flowing inna Echo Chamber… Tons of new releases, including: McPullish’s Shepherd Riddim album (featuring Jahn T, Cheziodek, Island Rose, Tippa Irie, Ken Serious, and more); the “Inna Mi Heart” EP from Omar Perry / Bost & Bim; Banco de Gaia’s Apollo album; DubRaJah’s “Terai” album (on Angel Dust); the Lee Scratch Perry & ERM “Humanicity” album; Righteous Dub’s Righteous Dub Vol 1 EP; and Patrick Del Rey’s “Dub Treatment” EP. More new music from Trevor “The Technician” McKenzie (“No Burden Dub” feat. Robert C), Red Star Martyrs, The Opposition Party, The Seed Organization, Hotdrop, and Stephane LeFrancois & LeMi. Other ingredients in our dub stew included: J Boog, Rebelution, Toots & the Maytals, Eating Betty, SOJA, KingRat, BDLabs, Kukan Dub Lagan, Culture, The English Beat, Ranking Ann, Secret Panels vs. The Assessor, Fish & Goat At the Controls, Adrian Sherwood, Wayne Jarret & Silver Fox, and more…

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