Students from Opportunity High School in Minneapolis share their creativity and thoughts about being from East Africa and living and learning in America. Participating in the show are Amal Abdi, Lina Abda, Sudi Abdirahman, Alia Abshir, Hani Abdullahi, Yasin Abdullahi, Abdikarim, Ali, Omar Arab, Abdiweli Dirie, Said Farah, Zak Geylani, Abdinajib Hassan, Ali Hassan, Asha Ibrahim, Mahad Kodah and Ravi Raghubir, along with teachers Ms. Joanne and Mr. Andrew.
Rush Merchant III joins us in the studio talk about his new CD of poetry and music, Creation.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Aaron Brown about his book, Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range. He will be reading from the book Thursday, June 4 a 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in the HarMar Mall, in Roseville. and Friday, June 5, 1 p.m., at Common Good Books in St. Paul.
The first Echo Chamber of the summer months and another varied mix of dubwise fun. New release debuts included: Dub Invaders from High Tone Crew (on Jarring Effects); Jubilee (on Melchizidek Music) from Zema (and the Gladiators); and vintage-sounding soul from the Sweet Vandals on Love Lite (on Unique).