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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis



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.

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.


The Kissing Show

The Kissing Show

Pucker up for The Kissing Show on Stay Human. Aaron Wenger’s First Kiss, Julie Crabb’s Kiss Goodbye, a smooch fest at the movies with Jack Nachbar, and Anne Marie Erickson contemplates this Edvard Munch painting. In private, you don’t have to wear a mask, but it’s always still a little risky, getting that close to someone.


Code-switching

Code-switching

On Stay Human, code-switching and communication break-downs, how we manage to keep not hearing each other, or, sometimes, break through the language barrier. Stories from Leah Lemm and Matthew Miltich, plus Sam OG on when white people codeswitch.


July

July

What the President calls “a left wing cultural revolution” continues today, with notes from July 2 1776, July 5 1853, July 12 1976 and the coming Semiquincentennial, July 4 2026. All-American stories about baseball, immigrants, Willie Nelson and magic mushrooms. Plus music for spirit and courage.


Quarantine Dream Recording Project Features New Work By Twin Cities Musicians

Quarantine Dream Recording Project Features New Work By Twin Cities Musicians

Many musicians are writing music relating to the strange time defined by Covid-19. Two local songwriters, Ted Hajnasiewicz and Ryan Ruud are among them. They got together virtually, and then their project grew. As we listen to a singer who goes by Waltzing on Waves, Ted told Phil Nusbaum about writing with Ryan.


Kevin Buck on Roadhouse

Kevin Buck on Roadhouse

Duluth guitarist Kevin Buck joined Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live performance.


“Astro Bob” blogger Bob King talks Comet NEOWISE and when to see it

“Astro Bob” blogger Bob King talks Comet NEOWISE and when to see it

You may have seen photos on social media recently of Comet NEOWISE. Will chatted with “Astro Bob” blogger Bob King about the NEOWISE and when we can see it along the North Shore.


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