Arts & Culture

A show from November of 2011 is a twist on last week's program. This show features loveable flamenco - achingly beautiful love songs sung by lovely female voices.

Pete welcomes guests: Kendra Plant, marketing coordinator for Gadfly Theatre Productions, to discuss their current production of Mitzi’s Abortion; Melissa Thompson, parent in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, to discuss ongoing bullying issues; and Chris Kluwe, punter for the Minnesota Vikings, to discuss the marriage amendment.

THE CONTENDERS, Pt. 2
Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Gracie Allen & Alben Barkley by Radio Diaries

Largely African show morphs into Latin sounds & rhythms by the end.

DJ Izzy from the Pop Shop joins Mike Fischbein and Flor Frey for this edition of the Morning Blend. Catch the Pop Shop every Monday night into Tuesday morning from midnight-2am on KFAI.

What a full program tonight: tons of new releases, a few classics, a number of eclectic Swiss picks, and part 1 of a special mix from Manwel T (originally done for Terry C’s Echo Beach on WLUW-FM). The big new releases included: the excellent “Red Shadow Landing” album from All India Radio; Steve Steppa’s fine new rootical album “Zion Door”; U-Roy’s sweet new “Pray Fi Di People” album; Beats Antique’s new “Contraption – Vol.2” EP; the cool “Synchronicity Dub” single from Wavewhore & ACEtone Studios; and Fu-Step’s dubwise “No More Vibes to Waste” album.

We speak with Moises Velasquez-Manoff about his new book An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases. He has covered science and the environment for The Christian Science Monitor and his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and The Indianapolis Star, among other publications.

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