An interview with Wendy Freshman, Educational Coordinator for the Minnesota Historical Center, informing listeners about the Global Hotdish Variety Show on Saturday, February 28th, 2:00 p.m. in St. Paul. Musicians heard tonight include Regina Carter, Don Byron, Joshua Redman, the New Horizons Ensemble (in honor of the late trumpter,Ameen Muhammad), Bruce Henry, the Kasai Allstars,
In the first half, Laura Flynn joins us in the studio to talk about her warmly received memoir about growing up in the care of a schizophrenic mother. Her book, Swallow the Ocean, has recently been issued in paperback.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Reese Erlich, author of Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba. Reese Erlich is a freelance print and broadcast reporter, regularly filing for NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle and CBC Radio, among others. He shared a 2006 Peabody award. His previous books include Target Iraq and The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis.