Month

August 2021
  There’s a minor threat to all of us in the jazz niche: That we may all someday lose the glorious talent that is trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Though it is unlikely. Through his activity as a film composer alone, he has achieved exposure and a visible profile unlikely to be celebrated by many other jazz...
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The Principal of the new MPS Online School Shawntel Jenkins talks with Manny Hill about the upcoming launch of the school this fall, how it came to fruition, and what parents who want to enroll their child in the school can expect. More Posts for Show: School News
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Manny Hill speaks with the Executive Director of Transportation for Minneapolis Public School Lisa Beck about the district redesign and how it impacts the transporting of students to and from schools at MPS. Also discussion on the shortage of bus drivers. More Posts for Show: School News
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North Community High School Athletics Director Kale Severson sits down with Manny Hill to preview what’s ahead for fall sports at North High. More Posts for Show: School News
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We get an update on the state’s severe drought and some hopeful news about impending rainfall with¬† Minnesota state climatologist Luigi Romolo. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20210824105753-romolo210824.mp3 First aired August 24, 2021 during The Morning Show with Travis Ryder.
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  As hard as it may be to believe, vibraphone players in jazz are few and far between. If that seems incredible, it’s probably because the ones we all tend to know have really made their mark. Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Terry Gibbs are all household names of mallet percussion and can be ranked...
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    Jillian Rae and Adam Kiesling of Corpse Reviver stopped by our studios to chat about an upcoming gig, (Saturday 1-4 pm) at Palmer’s Patio. Hear the whole interview with music below.  
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  In very discreet settings, admittedly in some of my surlier moments, I’ve been known to say: “Just because you can make a record doesn’t mean you should.”¬† This in no way means I would ever deign to hamper the creative output of any artist. It’s just that the digital age has thickened the herd,...
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