And, while I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, there is another home for multiculturalism on the radio, where you can hear rap and rock and dance and pop and occasional country by men and women of assorted ethnicities. It's called Top 40 radio--often lousy, often great, more rainbow-quilt than ever, and indeed beloved by hypersexed suburban teens. Maybe those idiots are the real progressives.
Correction published online Wednesday, March 2, 2005: The story "A Prairie Home Rebellion" (3/2/05) misstated the title of Janis Lane-Ewart. She is the executive director of KFAI-FM (90.3, 106.7), not the program director. The above version of the story reflects the corrected text. City Pages regrets the error.