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Jules Verne and 20,000 Leagues Under the City he’s not, but geologist, caver and author Greg Brick reveals in his book, Subterranean Twin Cities:http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/B/brick_subterranean.html, a multi-level world never seen by most, some of it naturally formed, some of it carved and created by humans to service our consumption and our waste…most of it dark, wet, and dangerous.

News reports and magazines are full of stories and warnings and worries over the approaching boomer bubble of boomers over 60 years of age, the puzzling spike in cases of dementias and disorders, i.e., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related disabling brain function.

During and despite the Great Depression, the entertainment industry was working overtime. Listen to some of the gems and the stories behind them at 7 p.m. Monday on the Listening Lounge. The roughest years in American history produced what many consider the greatest era of popular music.

After over 100 years, the Minneapolis Charter Commission:http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/charter-commission/index.asp is submitting a package of major revisions, which, if passed by city voters in November, would radically change the way Minneapolis could be subsequently governed.

Willie Murphy has been writing, performing, recording, and producing Blues/R&B music for over 30 years. His 1969 collaboration with folk/blues legend Spider John Koerner, Running, Jumping, Standing Still, is still acclaimed as an all-time folk/blues classic.

Roy McBride has been an innovator in the Twin Cities spoken word scene for over 30 years.

Join Hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend for the KFAI Spring Pledge Drive 2009 on Fresh Fruit:https://www.kfai.org/node/89 Thursday, April 16th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Fresh Fruit, the longest running queer radio show in the country since 1978,
serves the queer community and friends with pride.

Our guests include:

Melodie Bahan, Communications Director Guthrie Theater

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Mental health advocates and service providers cringe at what budget cuts portend for their charges – as if the stigma of mental illness isn’t enough to create political antipathy. Anyone who gets around these cities can see the fruits of mental illness in a wide variety of societal outcasts – rage, drug use, homelessness, and crimes for which their mental illness is no defense.

Thursday, April 2nd, Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Robert Bly joins the Write on Radio crew to talk about an upcoming conference on—Robert Bly!—April 16-19 at the University of Minnesota. It includes a keynote by Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. More information is available at www.lib.umn.edu/bly:http://www.lib.umn.edu/bly.

The history of the United States as taught in our schools is only half the story – and almost always told from the perspective of the conqueror – in this case, European immigrants – with little if anything said about the conquered – the indigenous peoples of this hemisphere who found their peaceful existence interrupted, their people enslaved and murdered to extinction, their cultures exterminat

On Thursday, March 26th, we’ll have a discussion regarding first books as 2008 National Book Award Finalist and Young Lions Fiction Award winner Salvatore Scibona joins us in the studio to talk about his novel, The End. Kao Kalia Yang will also be in the studio to talk about her acclaimed book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Memoir. Nicole Johns will also be on hand to talk about her book, Purge

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