It was a crazy kind of night….in a cloud of ganja smoke…in the ol’ Echo Chamber. OK…OK, so there wasn’t really any ganja smoke in the studio (too bad), just plenty of herb-inspired reggae and dub, with some great soundbytes from “Reefer Madness”. Dr. StrangeDub and Baby Swiss relaxed and kicked back and presented the annual Echo Chamber “Free the Marijuana” special. The show was part of KFAI-FM’s biannual pledge drive…and was in support of Proposition 19 in California. Legalize it!
For our second half of the fall Pledge Drive, we have an international show to celebrate.
Psychologist Jeanne Parr Lemkau joins us via telephone to talk about her memoir Lost and Found in Cuba: A Tale of Midlife Rebellion, the story of how she learned about herself as well as new templates for health care.
Also on this week’s show is Somalian novelist Nuruddin Farah. Nuruddin Farah is the author of many works, among them Knots, Links, and Maps, the first book of Farah’s second trilogy, Blood in the Sun (on the acclaimed, three-volume Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship). Joining Nuruddin Farah will be Charles Sugnet, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, and also co-host of KFAI’s African Rhythms, airing Thursdays noon to 2:00.