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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

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Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November.

A Guitarist Who Speaks Through Music

A Guitarist Who Speaks Through Music

Crookston, MN native Anthony Diaz loves his guitar. He loves his guitar. Find out why…….

PLAY | 11:43
The Immigrant Experience in Song

The Immigrant Experience in Song

Singer Maryam Yusafzadeh came to the US from Iran over 30 years ago. Maryam’s interest in singing about immigrants started around the time of Nine-Eleven. Over time, events made her feel more strongly about it. Her CD is called Migration, and Maryam talked to Phil Nusbaum it.

Note: Maryam = Mar YAM (like the yam-type potato)
Yusefzedeh = YOU saf zah DAY

PLAY | 08:00
Poetry of Science

Poetry of Science

“All flesh is grass…” and “E=MCsquared” meet up on Stay Human, The Poetry of Science. Including northern Minnesota poets Leah Lemm, Aaron Wenger and Connie Wanek, we explore how these two sisters, poetry and science, help unlock the same mysteries.

PLAY | 59:57
Mae Simpson

Mae Simpson

Today on the Live Feed, we hear from musician Mae Simpson. Simpson’s genre-defying sound was on full display during her remote set for this year’s Midwest Music Fest. KQAL’s Bill Stoneberg sat down with Simpson to discuss her band’s unique dynamic and her new record, “Did You Make It Back?” Now, here’s Mae Simpson on the Live Feed, on 89.5 KQAL. Original air date: 05/27/20.

PLAY | 29:23
MHB – NUTTY NAMES

MHB – NUTTY NAMES

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Songs with nutty names on this episode of MHB, including ones by Kaptain Karl, Dale Menten, and Amanda Grace. And we talk about beer bubbles & lacing. All on MHB!

(Aired 05/28/2020)

PLAY | 59:42
Sister Species: Light Exchanges

Sister Species: Light Exchanges

On this epsidoe of the Live Feed, we hear from Sister Species. Bill Stoneberg sat down with band members Emily Kastrul and Jake Baldwin to discuss their upcoming album Light Exchanges. The album, which comes out May 22nd, is a bold exploration of the septet’s Chamber Pop style.

PLAY | 44:19
Humbird in Studio

Humbird in Studio

Humbird live in the KQAL studio. Original air date: 05/15/20.

PLAY | 21:36
The Sweat Boys

The Sweat Boys

Tonight on the Live Feed, we bring you the experience, that is The Sweat Boys. This local groups music evokes feelings reminiscent of the John Hughes movies of the 80s. and their live show is something that has to be experienced to be believed. Tonight we hear some of the latest tunes from the group and get the inside scoop from Benny Sweat. Original air date: 05/13/20.

PLAY | 34:49
Dave Casey from the Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Dave Casey from the Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Going to the museum isn’t something that we can do during the stay at home order, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy museums and art from our own home. Today on Art Beat we talk to Dave Casey, Assistant Curator of Education and Exhibitions at the MMAM. Dave tells us about some programs and events the museum has put online and also how we can enjoy some exhibits from the comfort of our own homes. Original air date: 05/12/20.

PLAY | 14:20
Sam Cassidy

Sam Cassidy

Sam Cassidy joins us in the studio to discuss and play some tunes from his 2019 album Running Blind. Original air date: 05/08/20.

PLAY | 25:28

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