Arts & Culture

Today, Cory Washington, KFAI's co-music director, provides the tunes while Siobhan Keirans brings us the news. 

We'll hear how the brain is connected to the eyeballs on Brain Talk, get an excerpt of the KFAI show Fresh Fruit about the impending move of the Quatrefoil LGBT library from St. Paul to the Spirit on Lake development, hear Christina Cerutti talk with Graham Eastmond of the American Refugee Committee, and talk with Carrie Martinez and Chris Gray of Occupy Homes.  

Host: Peter Gokey

Guests: Rick Nelson, food critic for the StarTribune; Chris Stinson, policy director at OutFront Minnesota

Tony Wentersdorf plays excerpts from his new CD “Seasons of Joy.”

Click on for the last segment of Kristina's interview with Jerez maestro Juan Parra and patada-down to a show of nada mas que bulerias!

DJs Miguel Vargas y Terrell LaMarr spin some favorite 2012 tunes of the RP Collective. Also joining us in the studio is Missy Whiteman to speak about the IDLE NO MORE – Flash Round Dance imaa GAKAABIKAANG and to share herexperience from this morning’s honoring of the Dakota 38+2 in Mankato (150-year anniversary).

BOXING DAY
Music Box Healer by Emily Eagle, Shodekeh Profile by Aaron Henkin, & Teen Contender from Radio Diaries

This holiday Global Beat moves between New Orleans and Hawai’i, among other locations and back home to the Midwest for some new releases.

Tonight was the annual “Christmas In Dub” special… What a fun mix of yuletide reggae, dub, club, jazz, lounge, and world exotica we put together this year. A bunch of reggae Christmas tunes from the likes of Yellowman, Horace Andy, The Ethiopians, Bluebeat Players, David Powell, The Drastics, L&S symfHoney, McPullish, Jacob Miller & Ray I, Jah Iriest Artists, Likkle Mai, The Kingstonians, Beres Hammond, Jah Jah meets Yaba Radics & Gibsy, Abassi All Stars, Kaysha Lee, Tommy McCook, Toots & the Maytals, and others. Plus yuletide gems from our Dub Club Tiki Lounge, including the artists Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, (James G.) Skafish, Hal Blaine, Esquivel, Pink Martini, 11 Acorn Lane, The Blue Hawaiians, J.Boogie, The Dub Three-o, Macklin Underdown, Vince Guaraldi (remixed…and straight-up), Fort Knox Allstars, Eban Schletter, Louis Armstrong/The Orb, Billie Holiday/Yesking, Duke Ellington, and more. What a fun, dubwise holiday party it was!

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