Arts & Culture

Mike Hanson – hiking the Appalachian trail

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“Pocho Brothers from Midwestern Mothers” In the premiere of Radio Pocho Wednesday nights we kick it off en buen stilo with our special guest Lalo Alcaraz.

DJ Lalo avoids the temptation of playing Morrissey but he hits us with some his favorite cuts in music while DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren bring you a few blasts from the past as well as some newer cuts from the last ten years.

Pura musica con ritmo machin!

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Minneapolis Skyways: glass & steel bridges connect downtown
Produced by Britt Aamodt

Minneapolis has the longest skyway system in the United States, and a severe climate that encourages interior walks many months of the year. City planners conceived of skyways in 1959, but didn’t construct the first elevated glass bridges until 1962, connecting downtown buildings. Since their inception, skyways have been appreciated and denigrated in equal measure. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt spent three months in the skyways—talking to city planners, business owners, musicians, editors and bloggers—and compiling this skyways soundscape in advance of the structures’ 50th anniversary.

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STRANGE BUT TRUE BASEBALL STORIES
Dock Ellis Pitches a No-No by Neille Ilel, The Potato Ball Caper from Long Haul Productions, Nancy Plays for the Sox by Philip Graitcer

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Another special night in the Echo Chamber as we featured an interview of Eric Blowtorch (following his show in Minneapolis); a bunch of new Echo Beach:http://www.echobeach.de/ music; and a number of other new releases by the likes of Masia One, Nkulee Dube, Jazmin Solar/Sanchez Dub, and others…

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We speak with Sloane Crosley about her new book How Did You Get This Number. She is also the author of the bestselling essay collection I Was Told There’d Be Cake, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is in development as a series on HBO.

In the second half of the show, we speak with Mark Sieve about his funny memoir, Call Me Puke, which won a 2009 Midwest Book Award for humor. He is an actor, producer and director as well as the co-creator of the Renaissance vaudeville team Puke Snot, the longest running two-man comedy duo in the country and a headline show at festivals and comedy clubs throughout North America.

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