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Rick Carlson, Pianist Extraordinaire

Rick Carlson, Pianist Extraordinaire













Rick Carlson. All by himself he puts on quite a show playing American songbook classics. But if you ask him, his peak moments might just be in his work with others. He talked to Phil Nusbaum about it.

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.


The Doors Are Slowly Opening at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks MN!

The Doors Are Slowly Opening at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks MN!

Campbell Director Charlotte Helgeson shares details on:
1. Trial opening of the building
-Masks required
-Tables as guidance
-Minimal furniture
-Computers 1/2 hour per policy (ID required)
-Quick visits
2. Continuing with appointments on Mondays and Front Door Pick Up
3. Summer Reading Program (SRP) ending soon
4. New Books


RCP Quarantine Edition-The Collage Episode

RCP Quarantine Edition-The Collage Episode

Collage- An artistic composition made of various materials. In this hodge-podge episode of Real College Podcast: Quarantine Edition, we take a look at how the pandemic has forced music in Minneapolis to stay at home, a dive into corn vending, and some gems from the RCP vault.

1:08-How Music Stays at Home-Casey McCabe
7:48-Corn Stand Audio Postcard-Tosin Faseemo
12:30-The Great Climate Change Debacle-Megan Palmer
21:00-How Did You Get Your Name?-Yves De Jesus


High School Football and Volleyball Moved to Spring of 2021

High School Football and Volleyball Moved to Spring of 2021

There will be no high school football or volleyball seasons in Minnesota this fall.

Board members of the Minnesota Sports High School League recently voted to move the football and volleyball seasons to 2021.


Doing Our Best for Our Children’s Education During the Pandemic

Doing Our Best for Our Children’s Education During the Pandemic

On this show, Host Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) looks at how parents and teachers are facing the challenges and opportunities of getting back to school, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The state is providing data-driven guidance, which allows local school districts to determine what’s best for their students when it comes to returning to classrooms, distance learning, or a combination method.


Music That Never Retires in NW Minnesota!

Music That Never Retires in NW Minnesota!

Bruce Piersol of Red Lake Falls MN – retired music director at Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls – has been honored by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with the “Arts Advocate of the Year Award 2020.”

In his retirement, Bruce contributes his time and talent in supporting young artists in NW Minnesota develop and exhibit their skills in music!


MN Native News:  New Beginnings in Minneapolis

MN Native News: New Beginnings in Minneapolis

This week on Minnesota Native News, new leadership at the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and plans for a new shelter in the Phillips neighborhood.


Author Matthew Sanford: Inspiring Hope in Challenging Times

Author Matthew Sanford: Inspiring Hope in Challenging Times

Matthew Sanford was a recent, featured author at the Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Author Series. His book Waking: a Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence won the Minnesota Book Award for Non-fiction/Memoir in 2007 and continues to inspire readers to find hope and opportunity thru trauma and loss. Sanford became paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident that took the lives of his father and sister. Waking resonates universally with anyone facing challenges, trauma, disability, or loss.


Supreme Law of the Land: Bob Shimek discusses the Old Crossing Treaty of 1863

Supreme Law of the Land: Bob Shimek discusses the Old Crossing Treaty of 1863

Bob Shimek is a long time treaty rights expert and advocate. He spoke with us on the morning show about the legality of treaties, the different kinds of treaties and the Old Crossing Treaty of 1863.


Peacemaker Resources: Constructive Communication in Complicated Times

Peacemaker Resources: Constructive Communication in Complicated Times

Peacemaker Resources is a Bemidji based nonprofit dedicated to making the world a more peaceful place for everyone. Through programs in area schools and professional settings, Peacemaker Resources fosters communication, compassion and connection leading to respectful relationships and healthier individuals, families and communities. The programs have been changing lives in this manner for more than 20 years now.

The past weeks and months have presented unprecedented experiences for individuals, families and society in America. Chelsea Ottman Rak and Keila McCracken are Social Emotion Learning Specialists with Peacemaker Resources. They spoke via Zoom on the morning show about their work and they shared advice regarding constructive conversations in these uncommon, sometimes complicated times.


The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

On this segment of Stay Human we have stories, song and poetry about that perfect moment or the perfect start to a brand new day. Stories by Matthew Miltich and Jeremiah Lind, music by Howlin Wolf and Greg Brown and poetry for savoring the moment when everything comes together just right.


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