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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

PLAY | 14:19

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.

MN Reads: “The Mukluk Ball” by Katharine Johnson

MN Reads: “The Mukluk Ball” by Katharine Johnson

Katharine Johnson’s story of Karhu the little bear deals with universal themes: earning money to buy something you want, finding a mentor to teach you a skill you need, and how to get out of bed on time.

Oh, and perhaps the most important: including those who are different from you.

PLAY | 06:21
MN Reads: “Laurentian Divide” by Sarah Stonich

MN Reads: “Laurentian Divide” by Sarah Stonich

Sarah Stonich doesn’t let go of things easily.

Or perhaps they just don’t let go of her.

Even though she lives in the Twin Cities, northern Minnesota — and the characters she’s created who live there — keep reappearing in her work.

Part 1:   PLAY |09:07
Part 2:   PLAY |09:07
MN Reads: “The 13: Ashi-niswi” by Lorin Robinson

MN Reads: “The 13: Ashi-niswi” by Lorin Robinson

Lorin Robinson talks about this work of historical fiction, and the modern-day pitfalls of writing across cultural lines.

PLAY | 09:59
MN Reads: “Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers” by Phyllis Root, photographed by Kelly Povo

MN Reads: “Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers” by Phyllis Root, photographed by Kelly Povo

The story of how Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers came to be written, starts, as the very best stories do, with a road trip.

PLAY | 08:36
MN Reads: “Sedges and Rushes of Minnesota” by Welby R. Smith

MN Reads: “Sedges and Rushes of Minnesota” by Welby R. Smith

They look like grasses but aren’t.

They have “reduced morphology,” which means they’re hard to identify.

But not only are sedges and rushes an indicator species of the health (or not) of wetlands, you, too, can be stricken with “sedge fever”!

PLAY | 13:51
MN Reads: “The Book of Beasties” by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

MN Reads: “The Book of Beasties” by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann fell in love with a (dead, stuffed, expensive) walrus in a second-hand store. And even though they didn’t end up leaving together, he changed her life.

PLAY | 11:51
MN Reads: “Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out” by Annette Atkins

MN Reads: “Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out” by Annette Atkins

History always has an agenda, says author Annette Atkins.
Many of us grew up in a time when the agenda was to teach patriotism.
But now, she says, we want to take pride in a bigger story.

PLAY | 09:04
Artist Interview: Ralph Hanggi, Jr.

Artist Interview: Ralph Hanggi, Jr.

Ralph Hanggi, Jr. is a retired art instructor who has been exhibiting his work in galleries across the United States since the early 1970s. He’s conducting an artist talk at 6pm tonight at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. We spoke with Ralph on the morning show about his art, process, and his views on arts in education.

PLAY | 11:20
Too Much of a Goat Thing

Too Much of a Goat Thing

Vicki Biggs-Anderson is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Vicki lives on a 100-year-old homestead with a variety of farm animals, from guinea fowl to goats. Each week, she shares a bit about her life and the lessons she learns tending her north woods homestead and farm with Magnetic North.

PLAY | 07:42
Medical

Medical

In this episode, we look into the ways health and medicine can have far-reaching impacts on our lives. 1:18 Donating Blood by Moray Swanson 13:51 Malpractice by Liv Riggins and Ben Halom 23:24 Diabetes by Nathan Fervoy

PLAY | 34:38

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