Music

Our guest tonight is François Fouquerel, director of the French Camp of Concordia Language Village, near Bemidji. He will speak to us of childhood Christmas memories in Normandy, where he was born.

Louise and Caryl will play French Christmas carols and popular songs of the season. We all will discuss French parties and food specialities at Christmas and New Year.


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Legendary Twin Cities musician Paul Metsa joins us to talk about his memoir, Blue Guitar Highway. Greil Marcus has said of the book, The roads Paul Metsa has traveled are so fabled you might think, opening his book, that it would be a book of footnotes—the record of a man walking in other people’s footsteps. But Metsa brings every myth the roads carry down to earth, rewriting their stories in real time, returning the roads to real life, opening them up again to both past and future.

Also this week we talk with John Harrigan about his novel, The Jeeptown Sock Hop, a bittersweet portrayal of sex abuse, revenge and interracial relationships in the 1950s that does not correspond to a Norman Rockwell painting.

Make a joyful noise……spread the blue blessings. You never know who may need a smile! Season’s Greetings!

Annual Songs of Winter special, featuring live music from Caitlin Robertson!

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It’s our first holiday show, and we aim to make it poppy. Yuletide favorites and a few teen classics, including tracks from the Partridge Family, Brady Bunch and Bobby Sherman. Plus, the Puppini Sisters, Pink Martini, Squirrel Nut Zippers, AND Beatles, Kinks and a special (green) 10” single by Jimi Hendrix.

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Sabri Bros, Meesha Shafi, ghazals, and more

A North Shore Christmas Karol, Part I

Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event: “A North Shore Christmas Karol.” Based on Charles Dickens’, “A Christmas Carol,” this adaptation by Britt Aamodt has been modernized and set in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region.

Deadbeats on the Air is a radio theater group, founded at KFAI radio in 2008, by Britt Aamodt, Michael Fischbein and Mike Stapp. Their first production was the original feature “The Evil of Shady Lake” about the evils of toxic dumping and “those odd people next door.” In 2010, they adapted a popular Minneapolis comic strip, “Road Kill Bill,” created by artist Ken Avidor, for KFAI’s Wave Project.

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Unconditonal Forgiveness – Mary Hayes Greico

Her new book, Unconditional Forgiveness, offers equal doses of humor, compassion, and clarity, as she walks us through each of the Eight Steps to Freedom to heal an emotional issue. By following this unique how-to guide, you’ll be bale to hurt less, love more, and experience more peace of mind every day.

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BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut along with a few Yuletide Classics—Who Doesn’t Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo?!?

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