It's yer friendly neighborhood Midnight Rider, a.k.a. Weston East, in for Eric this week to take VCS's IWD-week special "All Over The Map" and we spend the first hour across the mighty Pacific, taking a blast through the frenzied tempos and hyperactive head-rush cute-overload energy of  Japan's "idol-pop" scene, prompting you the listener to forget EVERYTHING you thought you knew about "pop idols" …it's different in Tokyo!

This program explores the presence of Africa in Mexico, the presence of Africa in Latin America.

Assistant Commissioner Claire Wilson, from Minnesota Department of Human Services, will talk about ABLE accounts, which are now available in Minnesota.