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  • KFAI’s Roots Saturdays Music Series is proud to present an intimate showcase featuring Charlie Parr, Dave Babb of the Front Porch Swingin’ Liquor Pigs, and Steve Kaul of the Brass Kings, this Saturday, December 27th at the Acadia Cafe.

    You’re invited to join Jackson Buck of KFAI’s Freewheelin’ as he presents a special performance by this trio of highly-acclaimed roots musicians.

  • Tune in to KFAI on Christmas Day, from 3-6pm for a special episode of The Blueslady’s Time Machine as DJ Steely sits in for Rose and brings us three hours of holiday-themed blues, funk, soul & jazz music gauranteed to put a little swagger in your get-together. It’s a Stone Soul Christmas groove, y’all…

  • Ah, old TV shows and their themes – such memories. But sometimes, the themes were more memorable and better written than the shows themselves. TV aficionado Andrea Ulrich presents an hour of great TV show music on the Wave Project: some, well-known and many, obscure and verrryy interesting. Test your powers of recollection, Sunday, December 21 at 6 pm.

  • Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit: Thursday, December 18th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

    With special guest
    Legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian

    John Ottman, Hollywood film composer/editor
    Eleanor Savage, producer, activist, former KFAI host

    Janis Ian, singer, songwriter, author, activist

    Janis Ian’s:http://www.janisian

  • Thursday, December 18th, on Write on Radio from 11:00 – noon it’s all about Minnesota. Thomas Maltman joins us in the studio to talk about his book The Night Birds, a historical novel set in Minnesota before and after the Dakota Conflict. It is the winner of several awards and was a Booksense/Midwest Connections Book Pick.

  • Tune in Thursday, December 18th at midnight for a Christmas celebration with everyone’s favorite dysfunctional egg nog family! Join Fred Nog, his homemaker wife Holly Nog, and their rambunctious teenage son Party Nog as they keep it all holly and jolly!

  • On Tuesday, December 16, from 9:00 – 11:00AM, Dig Up The Roots will feature 2 hours of Klezmer & Yiddish Swing music. Wonderful sounds from the melting pot of immigrant song. Hear how the music developed from archival recordings going back to 1905 to contemporary extremes like John Zorn and the Knitting Factory.

  • Tune in to Radio Rumpus Room this Friday, December 19 as we host — for the first time anywhere — two folks with more firsthand knowledge of the legendary Twin Cities band the Trashmen than anyone short of the four flappin’ birdmen themselves.

    We’ll be hosting Mike Jann, lifelong friend, coordinator and archivist of the band, who also taped many of their live performances.

  • Tune in Sunday, December 14th at 11 am as piano player, songwriter and singer Vicky Emerson stops by Womenfolk to play a few live tunes and preview her area shows: Listen live or on the archives here:node/123!

  • Join writer and host Britt Aamodt for a fun-filled hour as she focuses on the art of cartoons and comics with her cartoonist guests Zander and Kevin Cannon, Steve Stwalley, and Danno Klonowski. The team will chat about the history of comic books, the local comic book scene and Hollywood’s interest in the genre. You’ll even hear some “superheroic” music to round out the show.