18 January 2017

This is Insanity - Airs Jan 18th

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.

10 January 2017

Introduction to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Airs Jan 11th

King in 1962Introduction to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Project '62
An hour-long look at the life, career, and ideals of Dr. King and his growing belief in the philosophy of non-violence. Produced nearly two years before he made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech which established him as one of the great orators of his time and cemented his place in American history. When originally aired in January 1962 on Radio-Canada, King was 33 years old, just becoming a national figure, and only one of many leaders igniting civil resistance in efforts to end segregation. This broadcast served as a crash course by the CBC on the American Civil Rights movement for their Canadian audience. The program was written and prepared by Eleanor Fischer and presented by Harry Mannis.

03 January 2017

Heiruspecs + Waayaha Cusub - Airs Jan 4th

Heiruspecs from Live from Minnesota
No samples, no drum machines, no turntables, St.Paul's own Heiruspecs have been delivering their hip-hop raw and live for nearly 20 years. We will hear Hieruspecs on stage at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. Produced and mixed by Tom Garneau, recorded by Ryan Mach.

Waayaha Cusub from Live from Minnesota
To Minnesota by way of Somalia, Nairobi, London and the Netherlands, Waayaha Cusub emphasizes nonviolence and social justice themes in its hip-hop. Presented at the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in association with The Cedar Cultural Center and the Midnimo project. Produced and mixed by Tom Garneau, recorded by Frank Grether.

22 December 2016

It's a Wonderful Life - Airs Dec 28th

It's a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra
This December marks the 70th anniversary of the making of this classic film. Lux Radio Theatre broadcast their own radio adaptation just months after the film's opening, with James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Victor Moore as "Clarence" reprising their roles. Originally aired March 10th, 1947.
We'll hear the story of George Bailey, a despairingly frustrated husband, father, and citizen of Bedford Falls. George wanted more than anything under the sun to see the world. The wonderful, exciting world that lay somewhere beyond the limits of his hometown. But George has spent his entire life giving all of himself to the people of Bedford Falls, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of civic responsibility. Now, he's come to feel tied down to a job he never had interest in, a life he never wanted to live, and a wish to have never been born. Through the help of an angel, this man, tired of life on Earth, finds out what the fate of his loved ones and the world would be, had he never existed.

20 December 2016

Christmas Curiosities - Airs Dec 21st

Christmas Curiosities from Various Artists
This week we'll air a wide weird selection of dusty old, oddball 45s from Christmases of yore. Who could forget "Jingle-o the Brownie" -- oh really, everyone?  Well, we'll also be hearing Spike Jones murdering the classics, a song about a reindeer with measles, several selections from Dick "Two-Ton" Baker, a holiday-drama Dragnet-spoof that reached 13 on the singles charts, and an odd instructional record aimed at babies on what to expect when you're expecting Christmas.

12 December 2016

The Story of the Empire Strikes Back - Airs Dec 14th

The Story of the Empire Strikes Back from Bantha Music
It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space....
Veteran television star Malachi Throne narrates a masterfully adapted, edited, and condensed version of this chapter of the Star Wars saga with dialogue, sound effects, and John Williams' score from the theatrical release. Narration written by Cheryl Gard-Wornson and E. Jack Kaplan. Produced by Pat Glasser, engineered by Rudolph A. Hill, mastered by Brian Gardner, and released in 1980 on RSO Records.

02 December 2016

Charlie Parr on Stage and in Conversation - Airs Dec 7th

Charlie Parr from Minneculture
Although Charlie Parr calls Duluth home, the legendary Minnesota folk singer rarely lays his head there. He's more often touring, sleeping in his car, and singing at bars, county fairs, and in this "Live from Minnesota" performance, at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Minnesota. Along the way, we’ll hear Mr. Parr speak about his songwriting process, his technique and instruments of choice, and of life on the road. Concert recorded by Tom Garneau and produced by Dan Zamzow.