Arts & Culture

Kristina and Debra Elias chat more about the making of "Las Flamencas," and Kristina play cantinas in honor of Debra's new white bata de cola.

The history behind St. Paul’s co-named streets

Travel around St Paul and you’ll notice that some of the streets have two names—the one that appears on maps, and a second, co-street name that honors an individual. Katie McWatt Avenue, Raskas Road, William Mahoney Street—these caught the eye of KFAI producer Bobbie Scott, who dug into some of the stories behind the street names. This documentary features an African-American woman and civil rights activist, a local rabbi involved with national issues, and a labor activist who became the mayor of St Paul during the Depression.

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How the legend of “The Weeping Woman” has grown and changed over time.

Opening today’s show with a review of two recent bands of the Global Roots Festival at the Cedar… and some more Buena Vista Social Club All-Stars. At 12:30 I have a local expert on Affordable Healthcare with a special opportunity to share with us at the beginning of the discussion around MNSure options. Take a listen – you might get a new perspective from the dialogue ! I end the program with some Vinicius Cantuaria, Brasilian musician coming next week to the Dakota on Tuesday October 8.

Another one of those nights where Dr. StrangeDub filled nearly 2 hours with all new material. Starting off with the new album “Dub Volume 2” from Dub Architect, followed by a new discovery – Creole & the Dub Master and their “Impress the Empress EP” (from the Echorek dub collective). More new dubwise music from Greencross & ODG, CHLLNGR & Dr. Echo, YesKing, and Bass Culture Players. On top of that was the long-awaited new album “Tales from the Frand Bazaar” from Bombay Dub Orchestra (on Six Degrees), plus more new music from Intended Immigration, Dr. Epidemic, Meta & the Cornerstones, Vernon Maytone (Buckley), DubSalon, Prince Jazzbo (on Dubbhism Deluxe), Ondatropica, Dr. Zygote, Pops Jabu, Little Axe, Sennid/Svaha Sound System, Dub Majestic, Bang Bang Boogie, Errol Bellot, and Tommy McCook & others (on the “Reggae in Jazz” release on Pressure Sounds). Filling out the show (mostly in Swiss’ 2 hours) were: TeraKaft, Zion Dirty Sound, King Tubby, Roots Tonic meets Bill Laswell, Boom Boom Satellites, Ott, Aswad, Eek-a-Mouse, Horace Andy & Deadly Headley, BDLabs, Third World All Stars, and more…

We speak with Joanne Rocklin about her new middle grade novel The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, which won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite for Fiction and a Parents' Choice Gold Award. She is the author of many middle grade novels.

We also chat with Lyndsay Faye about her new historical novel Seven for a Secret. She is also the author of The Gods of Gotham, which was nominated for an Edgar Award, and Dust and Shadow.

See playlist below of all live tunes

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