Collage- An artistic composition made of various materials. In this hodge-podge episode of Real College Podcast: Quarantine Edition, we take a look at how the pandemic has forced music in Minneapolis to stay at home, a dive into corn vending, and some gems from the RCP vault.
1:08-How Music Stays at Home-Casey McCabe
7:48-Corn Stand Audio Postcard-Tosin Faseemo
12:30-The Great Climate Change Debacle-Megan Palmer
21:00-How Did You Get Your Name?-Yves De Jesus
Bruce Piersol of Red Lake Falls MN – retired music director at Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls – has been honored by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with the “Arts Advocate of the Year Award 2020.”
In his retirement, Bruce contributes his time and talent in supporting young artists in NW Minnesota develop and exhibit their skills in music!
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.
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.
Alicia Spilde of Warren, MN is part of community effort to establish a new military veteran’s memorial at the Marshall County Courthouse in Warren. The NW Minnesota Arts Council has awarded partial funding for the project; to include a huge mural, computer/television kiosk and outdoor markers. Artist Nick Reitzel joins the conversation as well.
Writer, radio personality, podcaster and guy-with-depression John Moe talks about finding what works for you in addition to meds and therapy (dogs, being in a band, Bigfoot videos on YouTube), getting rid of the word “stigma” (when what we mean is “discrimination”), and depression as a super-power, especially in these times.
Jeffrey Briggs is a big fan of waterfronts. From the frigid waters of Puget Sound to the frigid waters of Lake Superior’s North Shore, he’s written the second installment of his Waterfront Mystery series, and this one is set right here in the Northland.
Kao Kalia Yang’s book The Shared Room begins as what she calls “a love letter” to the 6-year-old who drowned three years ago at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, the little girl she’d gotten to know and who told the author, “When I grow up I want to be a writer. Not just any writer, but one like you.”
Glen Braget talks with Andy Cahan, musician and author of “The Most Famous Musician You’ve Never Heard Of.” Andy has worked and hung out with some of the biggest names in music history, a list that includes Dr. John, Jimi Hendrix, The Turtles, Frank Zappa, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Harry and Nilsson and many more..
Andy shares many a story in this two-part interview special.