25 March 2015

Membership Drive - Airs March 18th + 25th

In our traditional fashion during these episodes Todd and Micah replayed some of our favorite stories that we've aired in recent months. Terrific pieces and brilliant producers like The Memory Palace by Nate DiMeo, Parts of Speech by Emily Kwong, Fighter Pilot by Kathy Tu, Take Me To Your Leader by Eric Molinsky, The Avant Guardian by David Weinberg, and even more. It's great radio. So tune-in, enjoy the show, and don't forget to make a donation. Big or small, each pledge is important to us. You can contribute online right here or you can give us a call at 612-375-9030. Please show your support for member-run, independent public radio!

03 March 2015

Becoming Rebecca West - Airs March 4th

Becoming Rebecca West from Vox Humana
A portrait of journalist, suffragette, critic, and writer Rebecca West. Originaly born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, she later borrowed her name from a fiery character in Ibsen's Rosmerholm. West was a lover of both Charlie Chaplin & H.G. Wells and is now widely considered to be among the most important public intellectuals of the 20th century. In this documentary you will hear memories from her great-niece, Helen McLeod, and thoughts of an actress who has portrayed West on stage. Produced by David Swatling and featuring excerpts from letters, writing, & the play “That Woman: Rebecca West Remembers.”
"I myself have never been able to find out what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." - Rebecca West, 1913