19 July 2017

The World Live and Live from Minnesota - Airs July 19th

Chris Bruhn and Kyle Fosburgh from Live from Minnesota
Performing at the Warming House in Minneapolis, Christoph Bruhn and Kyle Fosburgh showcase their original blend of folk and Americana styles. You'll hear a variety of guitar picking techniques as these songwriting composers trading tunes throughout the performance. KFAI's Daniel Zamzow produced the show, which includes interviews with the performers as well as Brianna Lane, manager of the Warming House.

Other Country Quartet from The World Live!
How would you like to travel around the world and never leave Minnesota? The James J. Hill Center and KFAI teamed up to help you do just that. This recording of "The World Live!" concert series features Other Country Quartet, a group that offers an eclectic mix of styles on traditional Middle Eastern acoustic instruments. Other Country Quartet features David Stenshoel, Scott Nieman, Greg Herriges, and Stephen Spaise. KFAI's Tom Garneau produced and mixed this concert.

12 July 2017

All About Charlie Parr - Airs July 12th

Charlie Parr Live from Minnesota
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 for KFAI's Minneculture by Tom Garneau and produced by Dan Zamzow.

05 July 2017

Somali Week MN - Airs July 5th

Dalmar Yare and Bob's Band recorded for Live from Minnesota
In this "Live from Minnesota" performance, Somali singer Dalmar Yare and Bob’s Band perform at the Cedar Cultural Center. The show concluded the 2016 Somali Week festival in Minneapolis. Both Dalmar and bandleader Bob Stacke spoke with KFAI producer Daniel Zamzow about their collaboration, the stories in their songs, and the dynamics of this one-of-a-kind band in the Twin Cities. The beginning of this program features their performance of the Somali national anthem.

Waayaha Cusub recorded for 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.

27 June 2017

In and Out - Airs June 28th

Liberace and His Spectacular Crystal Closet by Eric Jansen 
This sound-rich documentary on the late "Mr. Showmanship's" fabulous life and legacy, produced by KALW's Out in the Bay in San Francisco is told with love by Liberace Museum curators, a Liberace impersonator, and features Liberace’s own voice and music. So, sit back (preferably in marble tub with champagne in hand!), close your eyes, and enjoy a trip back in time with the most spectacular, fabulous, outlandish, and ground-breaking closeted entertainer of the 20th century.

The Ghosts of Fire Island from Myke Dodge Weiskopf
For most of the 20th Century, New York's Fire Island was virtually a gay mecca; the only place on Earth where homosexual men and lesbians felt safe to live and to love freely. But at the dawn of the 1980's, an entire culture changed irrevocably, as the populace began falling prey to a mysterious and lethal new illness. What happened over the next decade is a haunting story about emotional and physical transformation in the midst of a pandemic. 

Photo by Tom Bianchi

21 June 2017

Man Divided - Airs June 21st

Man Divided from Everything Is Stories
The story of hot chrome motorcycles, leather, and a journey into the wilderness. At age 60, Jay Byrd lives off the grid and by himself in northern Arizona where he often meditates and reads theology. He's trying to leave his past behind him. In this episode, Jay recounts his experiences with the law, prison, addiction, violence, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, and gun-toting girlfriends. Now, after escaping this personal chaos, he’s eager to describe his philosophies concerning beauty and nothingness.
“I became a biker, an outlaw, or whatever you want to call it, and tried to be a good one. I had morals. Respect. I wasn’t a rat. I didn’t break anybody’s finger who didn’t need it.”

13 June 2017

Pride outLoud - Airs June 14th

Pride outLoud from Youth Radio
The youth producers of outLoud Radio bring us an hour of stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise non-straight life. We'll hear stories on LGBT topics from awkward Sex Ed to exemplar vampires, coming out and what happens when you're transgender and want to play sports.
The outLoud Radio Project gives voice to youth who are otherwise silenced because of who they love or their gender they claim. It's young people of diverse genders and sexualities using the media to explore the issues that affect their lives. It's getting the word out, because understanding is essential. It's young people taking control of how their lives are represented.

06 June 2017

The Pines - Airs June 7th

The Pines are Live from Minnesota
The Pines are deeply connected to their American folk music roots. While their songs revolve around fictional stories and an acoustic guitar, this touring trio from Minneapolis includes more modern textures that lend a cinematic quality to their sound. Hear the band in their own words throughout this one-hour presentation of The Pines live at the Cedar Cultural Center. Recorded for Minneculture by Tom Garneau and produced by Daniel Zamzow.