Live songs, live songwriters, live radio! A showcase of tunesmiths: Brad Dunse, Wayne Hamilton, and Roy Holdren, along with Daniel Barnes, from the MN Association of Songwriters and the Twin Cities chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
The host of MPR’s Morning Edition and cohost of TPT-2’s Almanac, Cathy Wurzer joins us in the studio to talk about her new book, Tales of the Road: Highway 61, a companion book to a public television documentary of the same name.
In the second half of the show, Louis Sachar talks about his classic children’s book, Holes, which won a National Book Award and a Newberry Award, and is now celebrating its 10th year of publication.
Tonight we celebrated the historic election of Barack Obama, while commemorating the life of my late Jamaican father-in-law Robert. And what better way to celebrate than with an All-Jamaican program? We got the party started with Cocoa Tea who satisfied both themes with his catchy Barack Obama song.