Arts & Culture

Susana di Palma talks about the good fortune that came from her appendicitis, and Kristina plays traditional pieces by Paco de Lucia.

On this episode of Radio Pocho, DJs Miguel Vargas and Brandon AllDay showcases Latino Hip-Hop music producers/beatmakers, and the music they sample to create their art.

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THE CHURCH OF BASEBALL
Red Barber on This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow, Church and Baseball by Jay Allison, Me and Hank by Sandy Tolan

Previewing visits by Nigerian Big Band – Egypt ’80 with Seun Kuti and a rare visit from flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia from Espana. Also excerpts of a phone interview with Seun Kuti.

Holy smoke Batman, what a smokin’ show… And so many new sounds in the mix. New releases from Khayo Ben Yahmeen, J Boog, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Céu, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Creation Rockers, Mystica Tribe, Subforms & Zizz (on deepindub), Yabass Yabba Radics, Inky Jack (on Dubbhism), Ital Roots Players (remix), Emel Mathlouthi, The Toure/Raichel Collective, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and still more… And then there was the Beats Antique set…following their radically good show in Minneapolis!

We speak with Winona State University professor Colette A. Hyman about her new book, Dakota Women’s Work: Creativity, Culture, & Exile, which explores the changes in the lives of Dakota women, starting before the arrival of whites and moving beyond the U.S.-Dakota War. She is also the author of Staging Strikes: Workers’ Theatre and the American Labor Movement.

In the second half of the show, we chat with poet and bestselling author Rita Mae Brown about her newest Mrs. Murphy mystery, The Big Cat Nap. She is the author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series, the Sister Jane series and a number of other novels, including Rubyfruit Jungle. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her screenplay writing.

Had a great interview today with Joseph Amara of Magus Books located in Dinkytown, on the West Bank of the U of M campus. Joseph is a cyber DJ with a program called “Edge Mysteries & Beyond” affiliated with the Edge Magazine. He came on my radio show to talk about his internet program and how it answers folks’ questions about all things mystical and metaphysical.

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Interview with Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmons & live music from Julia Douglass!

Kids Beyond Limits

Anat Baniel’s scientifically based, cutting edge work has been transforming the lives of children with special needs for more than 30 years. Anat describes how to apply her Nine Essentials to deepen your understanding of what your child needs to overcome special challenges and dramatically improve his or her emotional, intellectual and physical abilities.

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