Arts & Culture

Heather Roan Robbins gives the astrological quarterly,
Leigh and Dixie talk about International Women’s Day, March 8 on KFAI

Revisit cantes de ida y vuelta in a rebroadcast that includes a snippet of an interview with Ms. Ida y Vuleta herself, singer/dancer La Conja who talks about her first gigs in Madrid.

On this episode of Radio Pocho, our special guest is Rudy Avina, veteran DJ of the latin music scene in the Twin Cities, singer of the local group Tejano 2000, and of course, an avid listener of RP. Should be a great time of swapping tunes and war stories.

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HOG BUTCHERS FOR THE WORLD from Long Haul Productions

Hugh Masekela tunes old & new with other African voices moving toward a Latin flavored ending…. Sabor !

Quite a crazy, funky, dubby mix of stuff tonight… Starting out with the sublime new Night Bus Dub album from David Powell Experience, followed by new Dub Rifles and Dubagroova releases on Ape Choons, and more great sounds from Anthony B & Subatomic Sound, Junior Toots, Nneka, Novalima, Little Axe meets Suns of Arqa, Quantic & Alice Russell, Keera Rootz, Dubology, and more…

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We visit with Jonathan Odell about his new novel The Healing, which explores slavery and race in the pre-Civil War South. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel The View from Delphi, which tackles the struggle for equality in pre-civil rights Mississippi. More information can be found on his website, He will have a book release party for the novel Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Magers and Quinn.

In the second half of the show, we rebroadcast an earlier interview we conducted with Myron Uhlberg, who discusses his memoir, Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents and the Language of Love. He is an acclaimed and award-winning author of children’s books, including, Dad, Jackie and Me.

My guests today in the studio included members of “Que Pasa Minnesota” a live social networking event taking place at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon on Thursdays at 4pm. I was joined by Diana Laredo Satar, Christina Moran and Martha Elena Varela. Their message: that their event showcases Hispanic/Latino Flavored Productions with an Essence of Multiculturalism.