This week on MinneCulture: “The Walk to School,” an audio documentary about a Minneapolis family’s decision to attend public school outside its immediate residential zone. Producer Ralph L. Crowder III explores education and school choice through the lens of Monique, a single parent raising her daughter Amaree, and her niece Leslie. “The Walk to School” is a day-in-the-life account of how the family copes with the public education achievement gap, and what it’s doing to create better opportunities for the next generation. Ralph Crowder is an independent producer from Minneapolis who specializes in local and national education issues. MinneCulture airs every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30-8pm on KFAI, and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Scottie Miller, great keyboardist from the Twin Cities stopped by the studio. In addition to his own career, he’s a member of Ruthie Foster’s band (KFAI is bringing them to Hopkins on Tuesday). He’ll also be playing Freewheelin’ 1st Friday on Feb. 1 at Harriet Brewing (plus Mary Cutrufello and her band). New music included Anders Osborne, Aaron Neville, Lucinda Williams, and Brian Laidlaw & The Family Trade. Plus the usual eclectic mix from multiple genres. Click “Episode Details” to see the playlist. Note, you may also link to the archives from that page. As always, I thank you for listening to the show.