Arts & Culture

He was the spokesperson for the Jazz Age. A big drinker who enjoyed the high life. One-half of the golden couple of the Roaring ’20s. He was F. Scott Fitzgerald. And before the celebrity and success of “The Great Gatsby,” he was a St. Paul boy who dreamed of becomming a great American author. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt talks with noted Fitzgerald scholar Dave Page, and tours St. Paul with guide Ann Melhus in this audio documentary, This Side of Summit Avenue: Fitzgerald in the St. Paul Years.

The Death of Poe and The Imp of the Perverse

A wide ranging scope crosses Quebecois, northern Italian, Ukrainian & Sephardic and Arab influenced music from Spain with Ethiopian brass band on today’s program. Also previews of a Brasilian bossanova artist and a Tamashek rock band from Mali coming to town this month, what else ?? — check it out !!!

A whole boatload of new sounds on tonight’s program… Brand new releases from Red Star Martyrs (on Dubophonic), Dub Architect, Offoner (on Dan Dada), Dub Terminator & High Freequency, Noble Vibes, Bombay Dub Orchestra, The Scientist meets Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub (yes, that Scientist), Horace Andy & Grant Phabao (on Paris DJs), Karma Dub (another Dubophonic release), Jaqee, Oil City Boom Sound, Echorek, Congo Natty, Secret Archives of the Vatican, The Green (on Easy Star), Yellowman (2-CD retrospective), Babilonci, Farmer Nappy, and the various artists “Halloween at High Noon – Way of the Wicked” on High Noon. On top of that we aired a good chunk of the Dub Rockers Mixtape – Vol 1 mix (Mixed by DJ Juan Love). Rounding out the show with more great selections from King Tubby, Noodleman, YMCK, Dennis Brown, Ott, Jah Malla, Thirsty Moon, Earth Wind & Fire, Jah Thomas, YT, Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more…

We talk with Edwidge Danticat about her new book Claire of the Sea Light. She is the author of the acclaimed novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, and her story collection Krik? Krak! was nominated for the National Book Award.

We also speak with Nancy Stancill about her new novel Saving Texas, about a journalist who opens up a plot within the Texan secessionist movement.

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Live in the Studio: Molly Dean

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.” Important Health Notes conversation with Dr. Neil Barnard about securing our brain health throughout our lives