Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.
Pavel Jany has led Natanya and Ticket to Brasil for decades. The group does bossa nova and related styles old and new. But the group values originality. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Pavel told Phil Nusbaum that even the bossa nova classics everybody knows get new spins from Ticket to Brasil.
Frank Zappa once said, “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” That’s where we’re going today on Stay Human, with love letters to libraries. Sue Searing tells about finding her calling at the research desk, Christine Jenkins learns what NOT to do as a school librarian, Jeff Weintraub looks for the good parts in Adult Fiction, and Terry O’Brien gets busted for breaking the rules.
Host Grant Frashier attended the open housr at the Natural Resources Research Institute in Coleraine Jane Brenamen and Director Kevin Kangas.
This Twin Cities Jazz Festival takes place multiple times of year, and locates itself indoors or out, according to the season. It’s an event with a great track record that owes to experience and a desire to serve the public. The Festival is directed by Steve Heckler, and he talked about how the festival does it.
For our Season 3 finale, stories about the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ll hear from the guy credited with “discovering” Prince, what it was like to get phone calls from Prince at 3 a.m., and we take a tour of “Purple Places” that mark Prince’s roots in North Minneapolis. This episode was produced by KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum.
There are often parts of a job no one else understands or even knows about. We’re talking about the unheralded tasks that are executed in the shadows, after hours, void of glory. On this episode, we meet two Minnesotans, an elementary school principal and the CEO of a hip-hop record label, each fulfilling the last line of their job description: “Other Duties As Assigned.”
Minnesota’s oldest auctioneer reflects on rural life, the Kim Loo Sisters face discrimination in the jazz scene during the 1930s and 1940s, and a rusticly bunking historian sheds light on the history of slavery in Minnesota. The episode was produced by KFAI’s Emily Bright.
For some artists, sickness can fuel their creativity. But for others, illness can drain the inspiration right out of them. In this episode, musician P.O.S and radio producer Katie Thornton discuss the ways chronic illnesses has affected their lives. This episode was produced by KFAI’s Sophie Nikitas.
In this episode, we meet Minnesota musicians that take old music, and put their own twist on it. Host Jumondeh Tweh goes backstage at a Saint Paul jazz club with Debbie Duncan, who’s known as the Twin Cities’ “First Lady of Song.” We travel to South Minneapolis, where Minnesota’s oldest African American drum corps is keeping an old musical tradition alive. And we hear from some passionate classical musicians at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra about the album that won them a Grammy in 2018.
Immigrants are spicing up Minnesota food. In this episode of the MinneCulture podcast, host Jumondeh Tweh gets cooking tips from his Liberian mother and listens in on stories about Hmong and Somali food. KFAI’s Emily Bright produced this delicious audio treat.