Arts & Culture

Our regular show is pre-empted for International Women’s Day programming, but we still have a literature show for you. Jen March hosts Contemporary Emilys, a show exploring the legacy of Emily Dickinson and featuring 16 local poets reading their poems.

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1. Environmental and educational advocate Maude Armatage
Produced by Dan Greenwood
In 1921, just a year after women were allowed to vote, Maude Armatage was only one of three women to run for public office. She won the seat of Minneapolis parks commissioner, and held the position for 30 years, retiring at 81-years-old. Recognized for her collaborative work between the park board and the school board, she was a civic leader devoted to environment and education.

2. Mixed media artist Amy Rice
Producer Nancy Sartor
Mixed media artist Amy Rice uses relics from her grandparent’s Wisconsin dairy farm to tell visual stories. She also incorporates antique love letters, maps and atlases as a way to collaborate with the past. KFAI producer Nancy Sartor spoke to the artist about her process, and what she has planned for the future. You can meet Amy Rice and see her work in her studio this Saturday during Second Satrudays at the California Building from 11am to 6pm. For more information, visit californiabuildingartists.com. Her work will also be featured at the Birchwood Cafe in April.

3. Comedy writer and satirist Lizz Winstead
Produced by Dale Connelly
Comedian Lizz Winstead is a Minnesota native who was one of the creators of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Her profile is national, her audience, worldwide. But Winstead has been spending a lot of time in Minnesota lately, putting the finishing touches on a book. On Saturday, March 18, she’ll lead a political writing workshop at Java Jack’s in Minneapolis. To find out more, go to lizzwinstead.com.

4. Hindustani musician Pooja Goswami-Pooja
Produced by Mahi Palanisami
Pooja Goswami-Pavan hails from a musical family in India. With a PhD in Hindustani music, she reveals the history behind her own musical life, and the evocative sound of this improvisational art form.

5. Fair trade importers Global Mamas
Produced by Michelle Alimoradi
Global Mamas is a nonprofit organization that imports colorful clothing and handmade products from a women’s cooperative in Ghana. Peace Corps volunteers Kristen Johnson and Renee Adam founded the fair trade co-op to help promote economic independence for African women and their families. The Global Mamas network of producers has grown from six founding members in 2004, to nearly 500 producers in nine communities.

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Internationally Recognized Naturopath – Chris Morris

Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader. Realizing that he wanted to find a way to serve humanity in a more profound way, Chris entered the field of alternative medicine in 1983 after a career as a professional athlete and business executive.

Chris brings a unique perspective to healing and personal growth with his degree in mathematics and physics along with his 30 year study of metaphysics and personal development.

Chris will talk about moving from a linear model of healing to a heart model – following the flow of nature and eating with nature for wellness. Another important Health Notes Conversation.

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Vanishing Point, Episodes 22-24. He can’t remember who he is, and now they tell him he killed someone. But is it true?
Star of Vengeance, EPisode 9. Suey finally gets to use her magic tricks.

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International Women’s Day episode of the Wave Project, with students, a teacher, and the founder of global affairs educational organization World Savvy.

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CHAT’s Youth Leadership Group comes on to tell us about their 2011 Theater Arts Campaign.

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