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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.

Red Lake Solar Project: Promising a Bright Future

Red Lake Solar Project: Promising a Bright Future

The Red Lake Solar Project is a comprehensive energy initiative with potential to change the energy game for the Red Lake Nation while creating local jobs as well as appeal for new industries to move to the region. Bob Blake is Executive Director of Native Sun Community Power Development. He’s a member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe and owner of Solar Bear, a solar installation company based in the Twin Cities. He joined the morning show to discuss the progress and promise of the Red Lake Solar Project and he explained how it’s a modern day progression of traditional Ojibwe culture and tradition.


Jillian Rae: Performing Virtually, Reflecting on the Year

Jillian Rae: Performing Virtually, Reflecting on the Year

For the first time in over a year, Jillian Rae will share a stage with her band tonight. Performing at the Chief Theater in Bemidji, she’s kicking off a virtual concert series running between now and June 3rd. Jillian joined the morning show today and discussed the past year.


FRFF 2021: Put the Brights On

FRFF 2021: Put the Brights On

On this episode of Art Beat we take you to the 2021 Frozen River Film Festival which was held virtually this year. Today, we hear from Raymond Rea, the film maker behind Put The Brights On which was part of this years local set at the festival. Put The Brights On shines a light on what it is like to be a trans person living in the rural Midwest, and it might not be what you think.
Using stark images of rural landscapes and transgender voices, Put The Brights On breaks down stereotypes and leaves you with a feeling of understanding and acceptance. I’m Bill Stoneberg, stick around as we Put The Brights On with film maker Raymond Rea, today on Art Beat.
Original air date: 04/06/21
Art Beat is written and produced by KQAL on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Kristen Anderson, Fiber Artist: Restorative Loops

Kristen Anderson, Fiber Artist: Restorative Loops

Kristen Anderson’s textile exhibit called Restorative Loops celebrates the interconnectedness between the phenological elements of the natural world and the cyclical nature of human existence. She spoke with us on the morning show about her work, her influences, how the pandemic impacted her workflow and the upcoming felting workshops for both youth and adults that she’s teaching April 17th at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.


Many Birds of a Feather in the Northwest!

Many Birds of a Feather in the Northwest!

Ross Hier of Crookston, MN – retired Minnesota DNR official – has produced dozens of watercolor artwork featuring birds; many who inhabit NW Minnesota. His work is currently on display at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery, on the Thief River Falls campus of Northland Community & Technical College. Ross shares details of his artistic efforts, his love of painting and the wildlife that he worked with for over three decades.


The Rooster of the Far North!

The Rooster of the Far North!

Find out why artist Ivy Bailie of Fosston, Minnesota likes to “crow” about her paintings!


Real College Podcast: Spring Cleaning 2021

Real College Podcast: Spring Cleaning 2021

In this episode of Real College Podcast we will be bringing you some treasures from the vault, alongside some brand new content! Come along with us and discover how pets can help us cope with stress, take a dive into education reform, understand why you may be jealous of your vaccinated friends, uncover what it is like to be pregnant behind bars, learn about the origins of street art, and sit down with the local band Sapphire to discuss their music!

1:27-Pets and Stress Management-Kasey Salazar

8:05-School Reform-Casey McCabe

22:13-Vaccine Jealousy-Shannon Brault

29:19-Incarcerated Pregnancy-Petra Holtze

38:11-Street Art-Ethan Olson

42:36-Band Interview: Sapphire-Emma Morris


FRFF 2021: Eddy’s World

FRFF 2021: Eddy’s World

Today on Art Beat we talk to Lyn Goldfarb on her film Eddy’s World that was shown at this years Frozen River Film Festival. We talked about her reason for making the film, what it was like growing up with a father who invents toys, and how long it took to produce. This is KJ with Lyn Goldfarb on Art Beat.

Original air date: 03/23/21.

Art Beat is written and produced by KQAL FM on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


FRFF 2021: Samaritan

FRFF 2021: Samaritan

Today on Art Beat we talk to Kris Hipps on her film Samaritan that was shown at this year Frozen River Film Festival. We talked about the inspiration behind the film, a few of the different stories featured, and how she gathered the different stories. This is KJ with Kris Hipps on Art Beat.

Original air date: 03/16/21.
Art Beat is written and produced by KQAL FM on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Lance Heddan: Renaissance Man

Lance Heddan: Renaissance Man

The fabric of Lance Heddan’s life is woven with threads of curiosity, creativity, connection, and soul… He’s a painter, a glass artist, and a musician who plays saxophones, clarinet, trumpet and flutes. Meet Lance and learn how renaissance festivals influenced and inspired his life in this Area Voices segment.


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