Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson

Passports, hotspots and telescope are some of the newest services to hit the Cape Girardeau Public Library. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Cape Girardeau Public Library Director Betty Martin.

Lewis-Thompson: There are a ton of amenities that you all have brought to the Cape Girardeau Public Library. As you mentioned, you have the hotspot. You have the passports available to sign up and do that process, as well as new telescope. So let's start with the hotspots. How did you all come about getting that?

Jason Brown / KRCU

I recognize that the reference in the headline of this post is ultimately misleading, as when you're small-time like me you sometimes can't get music any earlier than its release, so the new Bon Iver won't be appearing on this week's show. I am very much looking forward to spending time with it, to perhaps wander off alone with it, and see if I return as anything else. I sure hope I like autotune.

Jason Brown / KRCU

Preoccupations have a new album, their first since changing their name from Viet Cong, and it's their second self-titled album. The band's original name raised plenty of eyebrows from the start, and eventually prevented them from getting work.

 Earlier this year, Dr. Debra Lee-DiStefano, a professor of Spanish at Southeast, contributed to the book Imagining Asia in the Americas, which takes a look at the many contributions from Asians in the Americas. Recently, she joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson in the studio to talk more about those contributions and what it means to be Asian in America.

Jason Brown / KRCU

This week we're featuring the mighty Helms Alee. It's not that unusual for a heavy metal band to be heart-achingly beautiful, have an intelligent loftiness, and to have a meticulous sense for song-composition, but you do have look for them, and Helms Alee fits that bill rather nicely. 

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