Poet LouAnn Shepard Muhm joins us by phone to talk about her new collection of poetry, Breaking the Glass. She hails from Park Rapids, Minnesota, and she will be reading Saturday, August 23 at Magers and Quinn at 6 pm with Athena Kildegaard and Argie Margolis from Morris and Francine Sterle from the Duluth area.
In the second half of the show, Steve McEllistrem talks with award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer Lois McMaster Bujold. She discusses her newest book in the Sharing Knife series, Passage.
We observe the passing of Issac Hayes by playing some of the great songs he composed (with David Porter), as well as a set of swim, run, ride and jump songs in honor of the Olympics. Also, new music from Steve Cropper Felix Cavilierre, Johnny Rawls and Eddie Floyd, and a shout out to our own New Orleans soul singer hero, Willie West.
Music from Sweden…more particularly, live traditional dance music from Alingsås, Västergötland as played by Pelle and Inger Johansson with Uno Eliasson. Recorded in 1983. Also a live concert from 2003 at the Good Templar Hall in Mpls featuring Cajsa Ekstav and Bosse Larsson.
Habib Koite Lucky Dube kick off an Afrikan set leading into an Isaac Hayes tribute – followed by Arrested Development Ozomatli… always a lot more. Ending in a choral polyphonic male chorus from the former Soviet republic of Georgia.