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Jaspar Lepak & Archie Fisher

Posted at 6:00 AM on April 24, 2010 by Dale Connelly
Filed under: Saturdays

Tonight on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News stations, we'll hear from a couple of people who we caught up with when they were far, far away from home.

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In the first hour, a singer songwriter who has made her home in the Twin Cities for the past decade. Jaspar Lepak has worked as part of the local music scene and has produced a handful of recordings. Six months ago she and her husband accepted a temporary move to follow his work to Durban, South Africa. Although a half a world away, she has still managed to release a new recording, "Send Me Home", which is NOT about wanting to leave Durban. She'll explain the title song as we hear a few excerpts from the new disc.

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In hour two, a legendary Scottish musician, songwriter, record producer and BBC radio host, Archie Fisher. Archie spent a few extra days in Minnesota this week, thanks to Iceland's temperamental volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. We managed to catch him just weeks after the last broadcast episode of his long-running radio program, Traveling Folk - a career change that oddly enough has made it possible for him to do more traveling.

Two fish temporarily out of their usual water swim through our pond tonight on Radio Heartland on MPR news stations. This program will be repeated Sunday at noon and Monday at 6pm on radioheartland.org, and on KNOW 91.1HD 2 in the Twin Cities.


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