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Taking a Break on Christmas Day

Taking a Break on Christmas Day













For many of us, Christmas is a personal opportunity to pause and reflect on our place within the natural world. In this edition of Points North, Shawn reflects on his by taking a day off from hunting.

Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan – Febuary 19 2020

Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan – Febuary 19 2020

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.

If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895.


MN90: Dr. Chew’s Meat Locker

MN90: Dr. Chew’s Meat Locker

Actor James Wong grew up in Minneapolis, braving snow drifts and subzero cold. But nothing could prepare him for the Los Angeles meat locker that stood in for his character Dr. Chew’s laboratory while filming Blade Runner in 1981. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: Chernobyl, Minnesota

MN90: Chernobyl, Minnesota

In 1986, a routine safety test resulted in the rupture of the Number 4 reactor in Chernobyl in the Soviet Union. Five thousand miles away and weeks later, Minnesota detected a radiation cloud floating overhead. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: What Minnesota Ate

MN90: What Minnesota Ate

The Federal Writers was winding down in 1940, when Minnesota writers were dispatched to report what and how people ate in their state for a proposed book, America Eats. Those essays would remain unpublished for over half a century. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: You’re a Quiet One, Dr. Seuss

MN90: You’re a Quiet One, Dr. Seuss

Maurice Noble, born 1911 in Minnesota, had worked in Dr. Seuss’ animation unit during World War II. Back then Seuss was Major Theodore Geisel. Now in 1966, they were back together animating Seuss’ Grinch, and Noble still didn’t know what Geisel thought of his work. It would take a death and a doctor to find out. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: Cubby and the Country Star

MN90: Cubby and the Country Star

Cubby was a black bear living peaceably at a wildlife park near Sandstone, Minnesota—until he got dental problems and his owner sold him for a canned hunt. His death made national news because the man who shot him was country music star Troy Gentry. Here’s producer Britt Aamodt.


Counter Stories: Race in Public Media

Counter Stories: Race in Public Media

Public Media, notoriously a white-led institution, has a race problem. It lacks diverse voices and equitable work environments. And it hasn’t improved in the last 50 years. The crew is joined by veteran reporter and former co-host Marianne Combs on the recently published article that was co-signed by more than 200 journalists.


A Gift for Storytelling with Hope Flanagan

A Gift for Storytelling with Hope Flanagan

Today we speak with Hope Flanagan (Seneca) a Native elder, a storyteller, teacher of plants and wild plant gathering. All through her life, Hope Flanagan shares stories of Native culture, traditions and connecting with nature, and all the healing and mystery it offers. For more than a decade, Hope Flanagan taught in an Ojibwe immersion classroom, and before that, she was a storyteller at Minneapolis Public Schools in drug and alcohol prevention. Now Hope works at Dream of Wild Health as a community outreach and culture teacher.


Campbell Corner Updates from NW Minnesota

Campbell Corner Updates from NW Minnesota

Charlotte Helgeson – Director of the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks, MN – talks about a Campbell You Tube video, AARP tax assistance, meetings and three new books!


BF90: Robert Anderson

BF90: Robert Anderson

KBFT Radio adn the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund present: Bois Forte 90 – Bois Forte History in 90 seconds. In this segment we learn about newly appointed attorney Robert Anderson.


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