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Straya – “Richard Baggins” (Live on Radio K)


Local artists Straya came into Radio K to play for OTR on 4/24. If you're in the mood for some jazzy/emo/rock this is the track for you! Radio K is the award-winning student-run radio station of the University of Minnesota, playing an eclectic variety of independent music both old and new. Listen to Radio K at 770 AM, 100.7 FM and 104.5 FM, as well as online at radiok.org. Video shot by Madie Hamilton, Sydney Lemens, and David Ziemer. Edited by Branson Coltrane. Audio recording and mastering by Jaak Jensen.

Suddenly, I Could Not Catch a Breath

Suddenly, I Could Not Catch a Breath

Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.


Annie Mack Combines Spirituality and Social Awareness in Powerful New CD

Annie Mack Combines Spirituality and Social Awareness in Powerful New CD

Annie Mack says that the music of the church and protest go hand in hand. You hear those influences and more in Annie’s new recording project. We’ll listen to a bit of the title song, Testify, and then Annie talks about the inspiration for the project.


All is quiet on the northern front

All is quiet on the northern front

Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.


Kenna Rose sings Christmas songs on Roadhouse

Kenna Rose sings Christmas songs on Roadhouse

Cook County musician Kenna Rose joined Ann and Will virtually to perform some holiday songs. They also chat about some of their holiday traditions.


Matthew Ecklund shares an update on his sailing adventure

Matthew Ecklund shares an update on his sailing adventure

Matthew Ecklund is the captain of the Hjordis at North House Folk School and has built a long and interesting career combining sailing expertise and boatbuilding with education.


New book tells the story of Quetico’s longest serving interior ranger

New book tells the story of Quetico’s longest serving interior ranger

Joe Friedrichs is just out with a book about Janice Matichuk, Quetico’s longest-serving interior ranger. The book is called Her Island. Ann spoke with Joe about the new book and the challenging process that went into putting it together.


Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – Ruth Lynfield, M.D – State Epidemiologist and Medical Director,

Statewide Conversation on COVID19 – Ruth Lynfield, M.D – State Epidemiologist and Medical Director,

A statewide conversation with Ruth Lynfield, M.D – State Epidemiologist and Medical Director, 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.


MHB – VARIETY SHOW

MHB – VARIETY SHOW

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Lots of variety on this episode, including songs by new artists Chris Holm, Jake Hamond and Ron Arsenault and Canadian phenom, William Prince. And we report on five very strange beers–all on MHB!

(Aired 01/14/2021)


Counter Stories: American Insurrection (half hour version)

Counter Stories: American Insurrection (half hour version)

Can America move forward? Can we “heal” without honesty?

The Counter Stories crew share their reactions to the events that unfolded in the US Capitol on January 6th examining the intersections of race, religion and history, and how these powerful elements have repeatedly been used to subjugate the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.


Counter Stories: American Insurrection

Counter Stories: American Insurrection

Can America move forward? Can we “heal” without honesty?

The Counter Stories crew share their reactions to the events that unfolded in the US Capitol on January 6th examining the intersections of race, religion and history, and how these powerful elements have repeatedly been used to subjugate the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.


The Untold Story of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, Formally Known as the MLK Breakfast

The Untold Story of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, Formally Known as the MLK Breakfast

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Desiree Clark and Xakk Asphodel about this weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration.
Formerly known as the MLK Breakfast, this enormous community gathering began in 2014 at SCSU and has grown steadily over the past few years to the point where last year’s breakfast saw more than 1,600 attendees at the River’s Edge Convention Center. In the age of COVID, however, the organizers needed to evolve the event in order for it to continue to exist. This year’s plan includes a series of online events focused on community involvement and action taking place over this weekend on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


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