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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.

From a St. Olaf Ole to the Internet in Music!

From a St. Olaf Ole to the Internet in Music!

Adam Reinwald is a Eugene, Oregon native – now “native” Minnesotan who loves music. His passion led him to St. Olaf College in Northfield, and he now has his own business supporting the fine arts across the state; through regional arts councils.


An American Western in Ireland: Tana French’s New Novel, The Searcher

An American Western in Ireland: Tana French’s New Novel, The Searcher

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets. This is highly acclaimed author Tana French’s newest novel it’s called The Searcher.


RCP 2020 Presidential Election Special

RCP 2020 Presidential Election Special

In this extra presidential episode of Real College Podcast we take a look behind the scenes at how political opinion polling actually works, a trip back to November 3rd with a little added comedic relief, a dive into political advertising, and an extra special installment of Radio-K sports hour!
1:15-How Do Polls Work?-Isaac Maruyama
16:07-Amreeka-Casey McCabe
32:15-Political Advertising-Emma Morris
39:28-Radio-K Sports Hour-Trask Angell & Grant Sandberg


Election Integrity: The View from Beltrami County

Election Integrity: The View from Beltrami County

Beltrami County Auditor and Treasurer JoDee Treat oversees Beltrami County’s elections. Mark Morrissey volunteered as an election judge for the first time this year. Covid-19 presented challenges, logistically. Trump has alluded to election fraud, baselessly. Treet and Morrissey joined the morning show to discuss Election Day in Beltrami County-everything from adjustments made to address Covid-19 to the checks and balances within the system that ensure election integrity.


Poet Louise Waakaa’igan: This Is Where

Poet Louise Waakaa’igan: This Is Where

Louise Waakaa’igan spent 16 years in prison. During that time, she leaned on a coping mechanism she developed in her early teens – poetry. Inspired and encouraged by the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, she honed her writing skills while incarcerated. Her first collection of poetry This is Where is autobiographical, symbolic, honest and steeped in her Ojibwe culture. Louise discusses her poetry, prison life and freedom in this segment of Area Voices.


We Are All Criminals: Seen. Exhibit Inspires Recognition of Common Humanity

We Are All Criminals: Seen. Exhibit Inspires Recognition of Common Humanity

The MacRostie Art Center recently hosted Seen, an exhibit melding poetry, prose, photography, and prison. The project is a collaboration between The Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and We Are All Criminals. You can view it here.

Emily Baxter founded We Are All Criminals, a nonprofit dedicated to challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be “criminal.” She joined the morning show to discuss the project.


Area Voices: Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin

Area Voices: Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin

Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin spoke with Area Voices producer Katie Carter about what goes into becoming a police officer. After the death of George Floyd last summer, Katie reached out to Mastin curious about the training, requirements, and challenges of being a police officer.


Democracy is not a spectator sport: A conversation with Bob Shimek

Democracy is not a spectator sport: A conversation with Bob Shimek

Bob Shimek attended the Defend our Democracy rally when President Trump visited Bemidji recently. He spoke on the morning show about why it was important to him.


Monarch Butterfly Festival Sept 12th – 25th in Bemidji!

Monarch Butterfly Festival Sept 12th – 25th in Bemidji!

Bemidji State University, the Watermark Art Center, the Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department, the Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society and Neilson Spearhead Center are collaborating for the fourth annual Monarch Butterfly Festival in Bemidji! The two week event includes art exhibits, art projects, garden tours, gardening advice and much more – all in the name of celebrating pollinators! We spoke with Erika Bailey-Johnson, BSU Sustainability Director, about the importance of monarchs and other pollinators, which plants attract and feed monarchs, and of course we discussed the many events that are part of this festival!


Area Voices: David Brandvik, She-Ra, and an Emmy

Area Voices: David Brandvik, She-Ra, and an Emmy

David Brandvik’s production company Thinker Feeler creates film and video content for a wide range of clients including Mastercard, The Late Show with James Corden, and Disney. He recently won an Emmy for a video he directed that was part of a brand campaign promoting International Women’s Day. The short film showcases the perspectives of four girls inspired by the animation “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.” The father of three daughters himself, this project was more personal than some and his girls were over the moon when they discovered dad won the Emmy. Brandvik spoke on the morning show about the project and his journey in filmmaking.


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