Tonight’s program has something for everyone. To start, there is a brief presentation from Noel en France, which contains descriptions of regional saints during Advent: St. Nicholas, St. Andre or Andrew, St. Thomas and Ste. Lucie, followed by a song. Then, from Senegal, monks at the Keur Moussa abbey sing an Advent song in wolof, a local language.
Many Golden Oldies of past great artists continue, followed by new songs from France and announcements of local activities and some items of general interest from France.
Felix Gilman calls in to talk about his marvelous fantasy novel, The Half-Made World, fantastical reimagining of the American West which draws its influence from steampunk, the American western tradition, and magical realism.
Also in this show, Brett and Sheila Waldman of Tristan Publishing join us with one their authors, Joan Steffend, to talk about her new book, And She Sparkled. Joan Steffend is an Emmy Award-winning former television journalist and HGTV host. And She Sparkled has been recommended as a holiday gift book by Pioneer Press Books Editor Mary Ann Grossman.
Hall and Oates! DJ Miguel Vargas has Grounds for Separation as DJ Ren is out sick (Say It Isn’t So). On this episode of Radio Pocho we bust out some Fotos y Recuerdos of our favorite late 70s mid 80s pop group. Hall Oates makes Magdalena look like she’s possessed by the Holy Ghost and have us saying Ay Mujer you’re such a Maneater.
But that ain’t it! We’re also Slapping Some Soul Into Me. Honey Please, Cant You See there’s a Yellow Moon outside and La Paloma needs some Papachongo and some Bilongo too. And like John Lennon we’re Watching the Wheels of your Time Machine to take us back to a Verano en Veracruz but like a Samba do Malandrinho trying to do the Lazy Boogaloo You’re Much too Soon.