Roots

Music Hosts: Ron Thums & Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Dale Connelly

Veda Ponikvar is known as “The Iron Lady of Chisholm,” and recognized by the Historical Society as one of Minnesota’s 150 most important people. Born of humble beginnings to Eastern European immigrants on the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota, Veda attended college, served in World War II, and returned to her hometown to start the Chisholm Free Press. She is a life-long advocate for workers, children and the mentally disabled. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt journeyed up north to talk to this 93-year-old icon.

Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Siobhan Kierans
Producer: Dale Connelly

During the first hour we listen to music by Ginger Chicken recorded at Hosmer Library by Mario Vano

During the second hour we had an interview with Judith Eisner of Eisner's Klezmorim.

Ken returned for a week. He will be taking a few weeks off and has asked Jackson Buck (host of KFAI’s Freewheelin’) and Ron and Jean (formerly of Radio Rumpus Room) to hold down the fort in his absence. Rest easy: your favorite purveyor of traditional country music promises to return in mid-April if not before!

Music Host: Brenda Bell Brown
News Host Yvette Howie
Producer: Dale Connelly

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