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Happy Mother’s Day.



A Latin “sabor” special – revisiting many favorites.


Tonight the Echo Chamber presented part 1 of “Around the World in 20+ Dubs”, the 6th annual special which originally aired on Echo Beach on 4/27 (WLUW-FM, Chicago). Once again Dr. StrangeDub joined the TurnTableTerrorist (Terry C) for the dubwise journey. But, before embarking on ATWD #6, the good doctor filled the first hour with some excellent new releases from Citizen Sound, Thousand Yard Prayer, Bandulu Dub, DuBoLoGy, Nazarenes, Dub Rifles, the ACEtone Studio “Eat Cookie Dub” mix of Love Avalanche’s “More Love Less Corruption” track, and the official re-release of “Riddim Full A Culture” compilation from Springline Records (in association with the Dubark.com community web site). Also in the mix: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Scientist, Taj Weekes & Adowa, the neyBuzz, Dubmatix, Winston Heywood, and more… Finally, in memory of the late Lloyd Brevett, we included a couple Skatalites tracks.

Tonight’s guest is Susi Forsans, executive director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Minneapolis and St. Paul. She will speak of this important international organization and of their various activities. As with all of our guests, Susi will bring some of her favorite French songs.

We speak with Jim Robbins about his fascinating new book The Man Who Planted Trees, which tells the story of David Milarch, who has undertaken preserving the world’s biggest and oldest trees. This book provides so much vital information about the importance of trees and how little we know about them. Jim has also written for Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine and many other publications.

In the second half of the show, we speak with Tim Brady about his new book Twelve Desperate Miles, which tells the story of a rusty old banana boat from New Orleans and its crew, drafted into service prior to General Patton’s invasion of Northwestern Africa. The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist all gave it high praise.

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