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Catalyst: Politics and Culture

Feb 22, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Public Affairs

With Lydia

FRIDAYS, 1PM. Local writer Lydia Howell explores local culture, art, and activism with interviews and special features. She won the PREMACK AWARD FOR PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM for her investigative reporting on homelessness in (the now defunct) PULSE NewspaperLydia is a long time denizen of KFAI who also writes for various communicty newspapers and online publications.

CONTACT: 612-354-3762 lydiahowell@comcast.net


STANDING UP : from CHALLENGING WAGE THEFT to women playwright "SHE PERSISTS" & a feature on RENTERS' RIGHTS by the newest addition to "Catalyst" MATHEW SCHNEEMAN (host of "Your Eulogy" Podcast)

1:00 PM
Patti Smith - Upright Come
Patti Smith Upright Come
Gung Ho Arista 2000
1:05 PM
Interview: Organizers from CTUL (Centro de Trabajado Unidos en la Lucha/ Ctr. for Workers United in Struggle)

Human trafficking in a labor context: targeting undocumented workers, often resulting in wage theft. WEBSITE: ctul.net and also on Facebook

1:25 PM
Bessie Smith - I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
Bessie Smith I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle
The Collection Columbia 1989
1:30 PM
Interview: AAMERA SIDDIQUI, one of 5 women playwrights with PILLSBURY HOUSE THEATRE production of "She Persists" (Mar.13-24 in s. Minneapolis)
1:50 PM
Special Segments: MATHEW SCHNEEMAN, new contributor on "Catalyst" with a feature about a renters' rights organizer,from his podcast "Your Eulogy"