Music

THE CHURCH OF BASEBALL
Red Barber on This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow, Church and Baseball by Jay Allison, Me and Hank by Sandy Tolan


It felt great to be in post-pledge drive mode today…more music, a lot less talk. Thanks to all the Freewheelin’ listeners who supported us during the drive.

Darrell Scott called in from his farm in Tn. today. He’ll be performing at Bunker’s on Friday night with Darnel Smith. Check out Darrell’s credits…he’s the real deal. Darrell Scott’s website

Want to see a list of the songs we played? Click “More” and you see one. You’ll also be able to link into the archive from there.

Previewing visits by Nigerian Big Band – Egypt ’80 with Seun Kuti and a rare visit from flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia from Espana. Also excerpts of a phone interview with Seun Kuti.


Holy smoke Batman, what a smokin’ show… And so many new sounds in the mix. New releases from Khayo Ben Yahmeen, J Boog, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Céu, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Creation Rockers, Mystica Tribe, Subforms & Zizz (on deepindub), Yabass Yabba Radics, Inky Jack (on Dubbhism), Ital Roots Players (remix), Emel Mathlouthi, The Toure/Raichel Collective, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and still more… And then there was the Beats Antique set…following their radically good show in Minneapolis!


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It’s an all-music program tonight. During the first half of the program, the classic singers of French

“chanson” are featured, with some of the older classics mixed with the not-so-old classics. During the second half, songs both old and new are highlighted, all of them inspired by classical music.


We speak with Winona State University professor Colette A. Hyman about her new book, Dakota Women’s Work: Creativity, Culture, & Exile, which explores the changes in the lives of Dakota women, starting before the arrival of whites and moving beyond the U.S.-Dakota War. She is also the author of Staging Strikes: Workers’ Theatre and the American Labor Movement.

In the second half of the show, we chat with poet and bestselling author Rita Mae Brown about her newest Mrs. Murphy mystery, The Big Cat Nap. She is the author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series, the Sister Jane series and a number of other novels, including Rubyfruit Jungle. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her screenplay writing.

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