Music

New music from Ba Cissoko, Konkoma (featuring members of Osibisa), and Philip Cohran and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble mixed with vintage classics by Fela, I.K. Dairo, Augustus Pablo and lots more.

The last of the Farru interview by Magda Olson, and the last of Farru's imaginary musical recommendations. (And yes, Kristina did get her necklace untangled from her earphones…)

6/14 in a nutshell…

Ooh, it’s a global ’60s Blue Beat ‘n’ Ska Invasion, with upstrokes all the way from South Africa to Germany to the Caribbean, the UK and the US! Meanwhile, in the Voov out around Sherwood’s Planet, Hal Blaine trips out, Shiina Ringo gets crazy in Shibuya, Ken Nordine knows the story (believe me, he knows lots of ‘em), and Sauter & Finegan introduce us to a chanting weed! In the 4@4, Mutant Frogs go to Greenhenge (wherever that is), GotchaSKAvered airs the first of 2 Jazz Jamaica versions of Confucious (the next being the expanded big band version), and Tokyo Ska trombone terror Masahiko Kitahara introduces us to a Hungry Beast (from Walkin’TSPO’s latest). Giuliano Palma offers up a timely, potent lament on the State Of The Nation after a showing of “Rocky” down at the Lions Club. Oops… Gotta Fly Now!

DJ Miguel Vargas will be taking the night off to catch FELA at the Ordway, so for tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho, the fellas from LatinoAltROCK are going to bring an awesome show, as usual. You’ve heard them on KFAI’s Radio Antilles and on the Current, and have been an excellent source in showcasing the many contemporary musical direcciones y estilos de nuestra gente.

Near v Minnesota: How a local rag ignited a First Amendment firestorm

When Minneapolis politicians censored small time scandal sheet publisher, Jay Near, it sparked the country’s first debate on whether the government can control people’s speech and punish them for publishing unpopular ideas. Called the first great press case, the surprising 1931 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Near vs. Minnesota is a landmark of First Amendment law, and continues to guide our democracy today. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to media and legal experts, who describe the characters that played a role in creating this important jurisprudence.

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