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Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper

Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper



The Last Flapper is a one-woman play co-produced by Visions Theatre and Long Lake Theater that retrospects the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Flapper shines a spotlight on Zelda's personal experiences of creative genius, repression and passionate pursuit of life.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Sports…… Through Photography!

The Agony and Ecstasy of Sports…… Through Photography!

Scott DCamp shares his love of photography and his work on display current Northwest Minnesota Arts Council exhibit (Peonies and Players) – located at Northland Community & Technical College (Thief River Falls, MN campus).


AV: Laura Goliaszewski, The Engaging Power of Story in Art

AV: Laura Goliaszewski, The Engaging Power of Story in Art

Show Me A Story, the current exhibit at The Harlow/Kleven Gallery within the Watermark Art Center, inspires curiosity by inviting the viewer to engage thoughtfully with each work. Laura Goliaszewski curated the show. In this Area Voices segment she discusses the cultural relevance of art, the current and upcoming exhibits, and how experiencing art allows people to more deeply experience themselves and more meaningfully move through the world.


Arts Laboratory and Home in One Bus!

Arts Laboratory and Home in One Bus!

Brandon LaPlante of Crookston, MN recently received a grant from the NW Minnesota Arts Council to transform a retired bus into a “mobile” arts work area/center and home. Brandon shares the details.


Area Voices: New Year, New Habits – Author Jen Sincero

Area Voices: New Year, New Habits – Author Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero is a badass. She was always cool – she once played in a punk band called Crotch and worked at a record company – but she became a true badass when she took control of her financial struggles and created the life she truly wanted for herself. Since then, she’s authored several badass books: You are a Badass, You are a Badass Every Day, You are a Badass at Making Money, and her latest book Badass Habits. In this Area Voices segment, Sincero talks with host Katie Carter about her shift from punk band member to life coach, inspirational speaker, and now best-selling author. She also shares solid advice from Badass Habits, a collection of wisdom and a step-by-step guide for readers committed to ditching habits that don’t serve them and developing the habits necessary for the life they want to live.


Area Voices: Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss on Sexual Violence, Trafficking & Exploitation

Area Voices: Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss on Sexual Violence, Trafficking & Exploitation

Support Within Reach is an area nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of sexual violence. Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss is a Regional Navigator for Support Within Reach. In this Area Voices segment, she discusses her work, explains sexual exploitation and who is at greatest risk, discusses the prevalence of sex trafficking in our region, addresses date rape, and educates on both the psychological effects of sexual violence and how to help individuals who’ve been traumatized it.


End of 2020-A Look to the Past

End of 2020-A Look to the Past

2020 is finally over, congratulations you made it! In this episode of Real College Podcast we take a look back at how 2020 measures up to years past, reminisce over U of M meme culture, and remember a time when we could play games together in person!

1:16- 2020&Time Magazine- Emma Morris
4:08- Campus Memes- Casey McCabe
11:22- D&D- Melody Lewis


For Now: Painter Marley Kaul and Poet Taiju Geri Willimek

For Now: Painter Marley Kaul and Poet Taiju Geri Willimek

Painter Marley Kaul and poet Taiju Geri Willimek have collaborated on a visual and literary art experience they call For Now. Their new book couples 20 of Kaul’s paintings with 20 of Willimek’s poems and inspires the reader to engage in the moment, respond to the work and feel more connected, aware and alive.


Giving Episode

Giving Episode

In this holiday themed episode of Real College Podcast we will take a look at how the University has tried to give back to the community, discuss the implications of giving with the expectation to receive, and conversations with a local bike enthusiast!

1:22-Giving Back at the U-Ethan Olson
13:18-Quid Pro Quo Giving-Emma Morris
15:45-The Bike Man-Casey McCabe


Sisters and Fried Chicken in KJ Dell’Antonia’s Debut Novel: The Chicken Sisters

Sisters and Fried Chicken in KJ Dell’Antonia’s Debut Novel: The Chicken Sisters

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster. Sisters Amanda and Mae clash when a reality TV Show visits their small Kansas town to film a competition between the two fried chicken restaurants


The Sweet Life of Photography in the Far North!

The Sweet Life of Photography in the Far North!

Seasoned photographer Andy Hall of Crookston, MN finds beauty within the northern prairie of Minnesota, and he captures those nuggets of beauty with his camera. After two decades of life in the metro Andy left the Twin Cities and discovered the “sweet life” in the northwestern corner of the state.


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