Author Carolyn Holmbrook is our guest this morning, talking about her book Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify coming out at the perfect time, and the one simple act of affirmation when she was in high school that she never forgot.
We hear from authors Kristin Higgins, Anne Enright, and David Pepper–they all have new novels to tell us about, and later in the show we’ll hear from social media personality and author Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, community member Ryan Zemek will reflect on fatherhood and Cormac McCarthy’s novel the Road, and we’ll hear from Minnesota writer Sun Yung Shin, she’s the editor of the book A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which was recently selected as our next One Book One Minnesota read.
In this episode of Real College Podcast: Quarantine Edition we bring you fresh content with interviews with up and coming artists, facemask makers, and some gems from the RCP vault.
0:56- The New Minneapolis Sound- Casey McCabe
8:54- Cloth Masks- Tosin Fassemo
15:05- Ghost Hunting In Minnesota- Gillian Trudeau
23:40- Why Are You Beautiful?- Gillian Trudeau
When George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, pain and anger blasted like a shock wave across the Twin Cities and the world. Floyd’s death was followed by a week of protests, marches and sometimes violent unrest. In this episode. KFAI’s Melissa Olson takes us to the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue, where Floyd was killed and Native jingle dress dancers later offered a ceremony of healing. We also hear from Twin Cities hip-hop artist Tall Paul, who recounts his experience patrolling south Minneapolis and protecting local businesses during the uprising. Then we take a walking tour of unsanctioned artwork, hosted by graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russell.
We’re still social distancing. But we’re still making stuff. Some artists have changed what they make. Others have changed how they make it. KFAI’s Barb Abney hosts from home and shares an uplifting interview with Twin Cities hip-hop artist Nur-D, who just dropped an EP recorded entirely from his bedroom. We also hear an intimate audio diary from Minneapolis poet Ed Bok Lee where he and his daughter discuss skeletons, tell stories and share knock-knock jokes. It’s adorable and, you guessed it, poetic.
This native of Michigan’s U.P. is now based in Minneapolis, where he recently recorded a fourth album, The Fire and the Medicine, due out this spring. We found out more when the Americana singer/songwriter joined us in the studio on February 26th He performed the same night at Bent Paddle Brewing in Duluth.
Sarah Stonich originally released her book Fishing with RayAnne under the psuedonym Ava Finch. It’s recently been re-released as simply Fishing! under her real name. Stonich will be the featured author at today’s Brown Bag Author Series facilitated by the Brainerd Public Library.
Artist and teacher Janet Johnson of the Roseau, MN area talks about her pottery work, handling the challenges of COVID, an artist shop in downtown Roseau and her tenure on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Board of Directors.
Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen make up this duo that combines Rachael’s singer/songwriter/guitaristbackground with violinist Sara’s classical and improvisational training and deep roots in Finnish folk music. They recently released an album oftraditional folk tunes called And We’llAll Go Together. Listen to our virtual session with them; they talked about the album and shared some tunes on May 29, 2020. They have a livestreamed concert coming up on June 7.