Getting into the holiday spirit…and jamming on the new Mungo’s Hi-Fi Forward Ever album; the first release (Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators) from the new King Spinna record label; and a Heptones set in memory of the great Barry Llewelyn who died on November 23rd.
Joining us by phone is Matt Rees, the author of the novel Mozart’s Last Aria, a mystery that opens after Mozart’s death and is told by his sister Nannerl. Matt Rees is an award-winning British crime novelist perhaps best known for his series featuring the Palestinian detective Omar Yussef.
Also joining us is Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst, whose most recent book is A Stranger’s Child, a century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth and a family mystery across generations.
Think of “co-ops” and you might conjure up images of bulk food stores and tie-dye wearing hippies. But in the 1970s, co-op wars raged in the Twin Cities, dividing communities and fracturing the young movement. In this documentary, producer Maria Almli interviews those who were there. Learn how the co-op wars began—when a secretive group in support of Marxist principles began retooling operations for the newly emerging hippie grocery stores—and how members found themselves in the midst of a car bombing and violent takeovers.