Arts & Culture

Update on the Minneapolis case of CeCe MacDonald an African-American transwoman who was assaulted by three white strangers, defended herself and now faces murder charges.

More music of Paco de Lucia, and more conversation with Susana di Palma about her latest flamenco theater work, Zorro.

We have Daniel Topete joining us for his debut, so we’re gonna see how there los angelenos get down!

Live from Minnesota presents…

The Cory Wong Quartet at the Artists’ Quarter

The Cory Wong Quartet performs at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul. The band features Cory Wong, Kevin Gastonguay, Andy Schuster and Zach Schmid. Songs in this segment include “Pougkeepsie,” “Flee” and “One/October Snow.”

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National Poetry Month Spectacular

A review of recent world-class musician’s visits.

Another show filled with great chilled sounds: brand new Gentlemans Dub Club, Pale Rider, Brownout vs. McPullish, Céu, Prince Fatty meets Mutant Hi-Fi, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 9Tomorrows (w/ Beres Hammond), Madtone, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Jah Marnyah, J Boog, Yabass Yaba Radics, Nneka, Touré-Raichel Collective, and The Pinstripes, plus Irie Sol, Dub Terminator, Metastaz, Mista Majah P, Natty Nation, Subatomic Sound System, and much more…

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Poet Richard Broderick joins us to talk about a new theater endeavor at Celtic Junction in St. Paul April 27-28 with the Celtic Players, a new non-profit theatre group exploring Celtic heritage across the world. A wee bit about their playlist: it is “not confined only to the Celtic Fringe countries and regions (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany etc.), but also sounds its magical enchantments in the works of Shakespeare (particularly, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet), and the Arthurian lyrics of Alfred Lord Tennyson.”

We also talk with Alethea Black about her debut collection of short stories, I Knew You’d Be Lovely. It was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and was an Book of the Week. More information is available at

Happy 38th Birthday to my son, Christopher.

See play list below. Songs not necessarily in order of play.