Tonight’s program features an interview with Kiratiana Freelon, a young author who has written a “Travel Guide to Black Paris” with various, self-guided walking tours, both historical and modern, with references to present-day African and Carribbean restaurants and black neighborhoods.

Gregory Crouch calls in to talk about his new book, China’s Wings: War Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic (“Stone Cold Ascent,” 3/00, and “Caves of Oman,” 4/03), Outside, National Geographic Adventure, American History, and many others. His book, Enduring Patagonia (Random House, 2001), was chosen for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” program.

We also speak with acclaimed author Heid Erdrich about her new collection of poetry, Cell Traffic. A recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships, awards from The Loft Literary Center, the Archibald Bush Foundation and elsewhere, she has published three previous collections, including National Monuments and The Mother’s Tongue. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibway.

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Chastity Brown stopped by the studio to play live and debut her new album!

Bienvenida a La Primavera! Welcome Spring!Que Viva la Musica!

Magic Castles came in to spin from, and interview about their new self-titled double vinyl compilation released today worldwide! They spun other favorites as well! The first hour I spun SXSW favorites I discovered.

Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy welcome Monkeeologist Andrew Sandoval to the Pop Shop for a conversation about Davy Jones, the Monkees, and all things pop.

Andrew is the master producer responsible for the Grammy-nominated Rhino Entertainment project, “Where the Action is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968”, and author of “The Monkees: the day-to-day story of the ’60s TV pop sensation.” Mojo magazine calls Andrew’s book “essential reading,” and “the only Monkees book you need.”

In addition to his work on Monkees’ reissues, he’s produced special releases for The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Big Star, The Cyrkle, The Left Banke, Love, Pretty Things, and the Kinks, to name a just a few.

Andrew hosts a weekly internet radio show and podcast called Come to the Sunshine on Luxuria Music, which features ‘60s pop hits, rarities, alternative mixes and other delights.

Don’t miss this special broadcast on KFAI.

Live from Minnesota presents…

The Brass Messengers with the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus
Produced by Daniel Zamzow

This “Live from Minnesota” segment features the Brass Messengers—a Twin Cities’ band that formed from the Heart of the Beast May Day parade. With Caribbean and Balkan influences, the Brass Messengers describe themselves as, “a sprawling fun factory of musicians.” This show was recorded at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis on March 12, 2012, and features contributions from the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus. For more information on the Brass Messengers, visit

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