Music


We begin the show with Lebanese writer Elias Khoury who talks about his recently reissued novel As Though She Were Sleeping, a hypnotic, account of a woman who slips in and out of consciousness and dreams, whose inner reality hides from but cannot help but absorb the chaotic world outside of her.

In the second half, poet Todd Boss joins us to talk about his second full-length poetry collection, Pitch. In addition, installation artist is also in the studio to talk about her upcoming collaboration with Todd Boss. Todd Boss’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The London Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and Best American Poetry. His first collection, Yellowrocket, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and was named a Midwest Booksellers’ Honor Book for Poetry. He is also a co-founding co-director of Motionpoems, a new poetry film initiative currently collaborating with Milkweed, Graywolf, Copper Canyon and Ecco Press, among other outstanding literary publishers.

Today’s show was a FOUR HOUR BLUES DAY!!!!!!!!
Thanks to Women Folk allowing us to start at 2pm today,the blues had a wonderful time in celebration of KFAI’s 34th Birthday which is today…May 1st.

Had a FABULOUS interview with NORA JEAN BRUSO today. And yes, she’s going back to using her maiden name Nora Jean Wallace. Check the archives for the interview at approximately 5:35pm today.

Lady J sits in for Ellen, doing an extended version of her great blues show Rollin’ and Tumblin’!


Shon Troth, lap steel guitar player for Dream Crusher and numerous bands over the years, including Solid Gold, joined me spinning favorite vinyls and sharing road stories!

DJ Izzy mans the controls this week on the Pop Shop. More from the Band, Willie Nelson bday spins, a delicious dose of power pop and more!

Guest Host: Scott Hrea


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