Arts & Culture

  • Clint Eastwood’s film, Gran Torino, wowed movie goers and the Hmong community alike, by touting a large cast of new Hmong actors. Will Wright caught up with some of the stars, though not Clint Eastwood, to talk about what the film means to the Hmong community and their stories.

    3-4-2009

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  • Thursday, February 26th at 11 am Laura Flynn joins Write on Radio hosts 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, Reese Erlich talks about his newest book, _Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S.

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  • A historical milestone in civil rights is honored with a musical by Youth Performance Company (YPC). KFAI’s Lydia Howell reviews the piece.

    For more interviews with these YPC performers go to the Catalyst archives on the KFAI website:http://www.kfai.org/node/57 .

    February 18, 2009

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  • [img_assist|nid=17814|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=185|height=83]KFAI will celebrate Black History Month with a special day of programming on February 19th. From 6am until 9:30pm, KFAI will feature a variety of programming including music, history, and dialogue from members of the Twin Cities community and from respected national sources.

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  • Laurent Cantet, director of the acclaimed French film, THE CLASS, is interviewed by Caryl Minnetti on the program of Sunday, February 15,8:30-9:30 P.M. The film follows the experiences of Francois (played by Francois Begaudeau, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experiences) and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood.

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  • Native American films around the country often fall beneath the radar because of low funding and low publicity, but Elise Marrubio of Augsburg College, sees the potential for social change and understanding through the screening of these obscure films.

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  • Cafe Intifada, which has been described as interactive political theater relaying the situation of life on the ground under Israeli Occupation, opens this weekend at the Bedlam Theater. KFAI’s Lydia Howell spoke to writer and director Flo Razowsky.

    January 29, 2009

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  • On February 3, 2009 at 7:30pm on Disabled and Proud, Christina Cotruvo will be talking about her audio music reading service No-C-Notes. This music reading service replaces Braille music notation for the blind.

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  • Produced by KFAI’s Diane Richard and Todd Melby, Death’s Footprint is a documentary on the environmental consequences of traditional burial and funeral practices.

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  • Attorneys’ Thomas Heffelfinger and Andy Luger presented the RNC Commission’s findings to the St.Paul City Council regarding law enforcement action during the Republican National Convention. KFAI’s Anna Pratt attended the meeting, and spoke to Heffelinger, who called the police response largely professional and restrained, while acknowledging that some things could have gone better.

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