18 September 2017

The Minneculture Podcast - Airs Sept 20th

The Minneculture Podcast from KFAI 
More episodes from the new MinneCulture Podcast! We are going to air 4 installments from the bi-weekly series which just wrapped up it's first season. Minneculture features the best arts, culture, and history reporting from KFAI. In these episodes, we'll cover demolition lawn mower derbys, mosquito control, vigilante bikers (as in bicyclists), both rogue potters and plate breakers, backyard chicken coops, plus the professional wrestling scene in Minnesota -- so hold on tight! Our show will feature work by independent producers: Britt Aamodt, Xan Holston, Graison Hensley ChapmanSophie Nikitasand Todd MelbyMinneculture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. You can hear more stories from Minneculture at their Soundcloud page and download all of Series One of the Minneculture podcast NOW on both iTunes and Stitcher.

11 September 2017

This is Insanity - Airs Sept 13th

This is Insanity from Hearing Voices
A self-examination and rumination on a myriad of disturbed mental states. First, backed by the Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcracy, William S. Burroughs declares, "This is Insane," an anonymous reporter describes his "Electroshock" therapy, and The Avalanches mashup a "Frontier Psychiatrist." Plus, Scott Carrier takes "The Test" for schizophrenia and Joe Frank is pathologically challenged by time. Finally, Sound Portraits helps Howard Dully trace the reasons and repercusssions of his very experimental "ice pick" lobotomy, a procedure performed on him when he was 12 years old by psychiatrist Walter J. Freeman.

05 September 2017

The View from Room 205 - Airs Sept 6th

The View from Room 205 by Linda Lutton
This one-hour documentary takes an unflinching look at the intersection of poverty and education in our country. It tells the story of a fourth grade classroom at William Penn Elementary, a public school in one of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side. The piece weaves together human stories in the school, from the children to their teacher to the principal, and pulls back to explain the big picture. It looks at poverty’s hold on school achievement and explores the unintended consequences of a core belief driving school reform today – that poverty is no excuse for low achievement. Peabody Award-winning reporter Linda Lutton of WBEZ Chicago spent months reporting from Penn and the neighborhood around the school. Her work tackles fundamental questions about how we educate poor children, and whether schools can actually overcome poverty. It documents - often painfully - how we struggle and fail to lift poverty’s burdens off children. It is an hour that is personal, up-close, story-driven, and of far-reaching national importance.

28 August 2017

The Thrill of the Chase - Airs Aug 28th

As I Have Gone Alone In There from Everything Is Stories
Forrest Fenn is someone who creates adventure in the 21st century. After surviving cancer, this dealer of antique luxuries hid a treasure chest filled with gold coins, gold dust, gold nuggets, rubies, and other valuables. The treasure is said to be worth over one million dollars, and he’s only given clues to where it may be in his writings and an occasional television appearance. In this story, Forrest Fenn is interviewed at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he shares memories from his childhood, experiences of being a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, and what exactly made him want to hide a treasure. Local friends and treasure hunters also describe their encounters with Fenn and ideas of where the treasure may be found.

23 August 2017

The Hurricane - Airs Aug 23rd

Remembering Andrew from WLRN
25 years ago Hurricane Andrew turned South Florida upside down. In this hour-long documentary, WLRN uses home videos, archival news footage, 911 calls, personal recollections and even a bureaucratic document from the British consul general in Miami to tell the harrowing story. We will follow two residents who were each changed by the storm in their own profound way: Jenny Del Campo, a typical teenager living in southern Dade County and Bryan Norcross, a TV weatherman. Hosted by Kenny Malone and Alicia Zuckerman, with production help from Sammy Mack and Trina Sargalski.

10 August 2017

Hippies - Airs Aug 16th

Hippies from Hearing Voices
The so-called "Summer of Love" is celebrating its golden anniversary. In this episode, the tuned in and turned on Barrett Golding takes a walk on the wild side and a stroll down memory lane. We'll hear interviews with Merry Pranksters, advice from Timothy Leary, The Beautiful People remixing Jimi Hendrix, warnings on the evils of acid, and Spiro T. Agnew speaking out. Plus, Johhny Depp conjures Hunter S. Thompson, and Ceil Muller explores Haight Street in the early 90s, looking for remnants of the 1960s. Outtasight!

08 August 2017

The Creation of Pink Floyd - Airs Aug 9th

Creation: The Early Years of Pink Floyd from Joyride Media
Pink Floyd experienced a lot of growing pains in its early years. Founding member and drummer Nick Mason walks us through the formation of the group and its steady evolution from 1965 to 1972. From the contributions and eventual firing of frontman Syd Barrett, to being banned by the BBC on its first single, to creating avant garde theater - there's a lot of history behind the band before it broke out worldwide with the smash album "Dark Side of the Moon." Craig Bailey of the radio series "Floydian Slip" hosts this one-hour special filled with funny stories and rare recordings.