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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.

Red Hot Django Peppers Plays and Builds on the Django Reinhardt Musical Legacy

Red Hot Django Peppers Plays and Builds on the Django Reinhardt Musical Legacy

The Red Hot Django Peppers plays the music of Django Reinhardt. The leader is Ryan Picone. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Ryan talked about how Django, probably in the 1920s, first got interested in jazz.


Red Hot Django Peppers Spices Up the Ice House in Minneapolis This Sunday

Red Hot Django Peppers Spices Up the Ice House in Minneapolis This Sunday

The Red Hot Django Peppers plays the music of Django Reinhardt. The group performs at the Ice House in Minneapolis next Sunday from 11 AM till 2 PM The leader is Ryan Picone. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Ryan talked about how Django, probably in the 1920s, first got interested in jazz.


Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets

It’s happy crowds stepping out in public today on Stay Human. There’s no “all clear” signal, but we’re going for it anyway on today’s show – Julie Crabb and Dan Newman share their reunion stories, Terry O’Brien tells about a covid invasion, and Jack Nachbar and Kari Hedlund take us dancing in the streets.


The EXTENDED Untold Story of Photographer and Historian Jay Grammond and His Project to Record World War II Stories

The EXTENDED Untold Story of Photographer and Historian Jay Grammond and His Project to Record World War II Stories

In today’s EXTENDED INTERVIEW Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with photographer and historian Jay Grammond. Grammond recently spoke at the Stearns History Museum’s Breakfast Club about his efforts to record the stories of those involved with World War II. It’s been a project that he’s been undertaking for years now, but as time moves on, the number of surviving WWII Veterans diminishes drastically every year.

If you know of WWII Veterans or civilians who would like to have their stories recorded, check out his website and scroll all the way down to the bottom for contact info!


The Untold Story of Photographer and Historian Jay Grammond and His Project to Record World War II Stories

The Untold Story of Photographer and Historian Jay Grammond and His Project to Record World War II Stories

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with photographer and historian Jay Grammond. Grammond recently spoke at the Stearns History Museum’s Breakfast Club about his efforts to record the stories of those involved with World War II. It’s been a project that he’s been undertaking for years now, but as time moves on, the number of surviving WWII Veterans diminishes drastically every year.

If you know of WWII Veterans or civilians who would like to have their stories recorded, check out his website and scroll all the way down to the bottom for contact info!


Freedom Rings in Goodridge, MN!

Freedom Rings in Goodridge, MN!

The 5th Annual “Freedom Festival” takes place in Goodridge, MN on Saturday, July 31st. A full day of events, music and activities for the entire family – from sunrise to sunset. The festival honors those who fought for and preserved the precious freedoms that we enjoy today!


Bde Maka Ska: It’s Name Tells Us A Story

Bde Maka Ska: It’s Name Tells Us A Story

A year after the name Bde Maka Ska was restored as the official name of a popular lake in Minneapolis, youth producer Kiin Adan set out to learn more about the meaning of the lake’s name in the Dakota language. Along the way, she began to wonder if K-12 students in Minnesota might also benefit from Indigenous language in their classrooms. Adan documented her journey in this audio essay.


Technically Playable, Impossible Musics

Technically Playable, Impossible Musics

“Improbable and impractical” – words used to describe the music found on “Corrector Vol 2: Impossible Musics,” a new album compiled of music compositions that are barely technically playable by humans, but to do so might require superhuman musicianship. And, if listeners need convincing of the difficulty of playing these works, the album comes with a 142 page spiral bound companion book with the written scores of each track. KFAI’s Mason Butler reports.


Tjarnblom’s Performances of Swedish and Finnish Traditional Music is Based on Band Members’ Experiences

Tjarnblom’s Performances of Swedish and Finnish Traditional Music is Based on Band Members’ Experiences

Tjänrnblom plays traditional music from Swedish and Finnish tradition. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum Cheryl Paschke and Joe Alfano told how much of the group’s repertoire comes from people known to the band, or to evets the band experienced.


Kenna Rose joins The Roadhouse

Kenna Rose joins The Roadhouse

Cook County musician Kenna Rose joined Dave and Julie for a live in-studio performance.


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