31 August 2007

Super Split Single - Airs Sept. 17

Vinyl records are as much a thing of the past as the Titanic. At least that's what most of us think. One Minneapolis man refuses to give up on vinyl, though. His name is DJ Christian Fritz of Mpls Ltd and he'll be our guest on the Listening Lounge. Listen to a radio story I created on Fritz' Super Split Single (it features a Minneapolis band on one side of the 7-inch 45 rpm record and a European or Russian band on the other side), learn the behind-the-scenes story on the creation of the Super Split Single, meet the members of Mercurial Rage (a Minneapolis band featured on a single) and listen to the records on a real turntable in real time. Awesome!

Who's Your Daddy? - Airs Sept. 10

When Jenny went to Hawaii, she wasn't expecting to have the epiphany of a lifetime. And she certainly wasn't expecting to have another one upon her return. This is the story of a woman's attempt to defeat the physics of relationships, love, marriage and child-bearing, as told to producer Sean Cole.

Also on the show, The Miltyway, another story about a Dad, by Minneapolis producer Kristina Lund. As a child, Lund received unusual gifts from her father: Recordings of her favorite songs. But not by the stars. By her father, Milt. In her audio essay, The Miltyway, Lund remembers those days. "My father was the most famous person I knew. His backup singers were Neil Diamond, Waylon Jennings and Tanya Tucker ... I felt a sense of pity for the other 4-year-olds in my neighborhood with their boring Dads. My father would present me with cassettes of his newest hits." Listen in as Milt sings, Lund remembers and a star isn't born.

If you missed the show, tune in the KFAI archives ... the show will be available there for 14 days.

The Jobs Plan - Airs Sept. 3

This week it's all about the J-O-B ...

What a better way to celebrate Labor Day than to listen to a documentary about work? (OK, OK. One might grill brats and drink a beer, but the beautiful thing about radio is you can do both at the same time.)

In this show, hear the sounds of postal workers at the University of Ghana and go along with a golf ball diver in America. It's The Jobs Plan from Hearing Voices.