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A little softer side of DGR than I’m use to – but given it’s late April and there is pending snow – I thought why not: Zounds, Submission Hold, Adult, X, Waxeater, Wanda Jackson, Lupe Fiasco, Vivian Girls, Replacements, Johnny Thunders. TSOL, T Bone Burnette, Electric eels, Obits and much more

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Guest Marya Morstad speaks of the International film festival now showing from April 14 through May 5 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre on all of their 5 screens. Many French films are included in the 200 plus films which will be shown.

Music tonight is an eclectic mixture of old and new from several French-speaking countries.

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Poet Kathryn Kysar joins us to talk about her newest collection of poetry, Pretend the World. She is also the author of Dark Lake and edited Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers.

Peter Bognanni also joins us in the studio to talk about his novel The House of Tomorrow, which was a Minnesota Book Award nominee in fiction and is a finalist for the LA Times Award for First Fiction.

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Today was a VERY secial show. I was joined by Sweet Foot, Marni Hockenberg, a blues fan who won Rollin Tumblin in a fundraising raffle. She got the chance to come on the air with me and guest host for the entire two hours. She brought in her own music, which was funky, fine and fabulous. Sweet Foot and I talked about the music, the musicians and the the blues clubs. All the while we danced around the studio and generally acted like the Wild Blues Women we were! The first part of the playlist below reflects Sweet Foot’s contribution to today’s show.

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Hosted by Steve Wilson

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Liberty Finch & DJ Izzy celebrate Bicycle Day with a psych/pop spectacular!

Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann was the first person to synthesize, ingest and learn the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). On April 19, 1943, he performed a self-experiment to determine the drug’s true affects. Less than an hour later he experienced sudden and intense changes in perception, and asked his lab assistant to escort him home by bicycle. Hofmann died in 2008 at the age of 102.

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Tribute to Billy Bang (1947-2011)

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