Strong show in support of Occupy and the sense of struggle today. Followed by a taste of Montreal then a transglobal reach to the Pacific w/ sounds from Indonesia & Hawaii.

Tonight The Echo Chamber commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. – featuring the “I Have A Dream” speech as well as parts of the “But If Not” sermon, and of course many tracks fitting the theme. Brand new music from SOJA, Sir Oliver Skardy & Fahrenheit 451, African Head Charge, Dubsalon, Dub for Light, Rivel feat. K.E.M., Fumitake Uchida, and more.

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Guest Mary Dibbern of the Minnesota Opera, will speak tonight of the current opera, “Werther”, by the French composer, Jules Massenet. Mary will tell the passionate love story of the young man, Werther, for Charlotte and of the tragic ending. She will play selections from the opera to illustrate.

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We speak with Alex Gilvarry about his debut novel, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, the story of a fashion designer who is sent to Guantanamo Bay for his supposed involvement in a terrorist plot.

Our guest in the second half of the show is poet Sierra DeMulder. An award-winning veteran of both the local and national poetry slam scene, she will release her second collection of poetry, New Shoes on a Dead Horse, Sunday, January 29th, at Honey.

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Live interview with Suzzy Roche!

My favorite musical journey: Back & forth between Spain, Cuba, Central America,Portugal, and Brazil!