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Noticing

Noticing

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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.

Cold Snap

Cold Snap

I slept in this morning – getting out of bed seemed kind of a silly thing to do, at 25 below. On Stay Human, we circle around the Big Question (“Cold enough for ya?”) with Steve Downing’s dispatch from Mexico, Sue Searing’s slam-winning story “Is this Hell, or is it Houston?”, and Daniel Paris fondly remembering his first winter in Hackensack MN from the comfort of his California desert home. Terry O’Brien gathers the kindling and keeps the home fires burning, and we’ll play some hot music for a cold night.

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Why ‘The Wolves’ Are Returning

Why ‘The Wolves’ Are Returning

Girls don’t often take center stage. But in “The Wolves,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning play, they do. In 2018, the play was performed to packed houses at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. KFAI’s Erianna Jiles reports the theater is bringing it back for an encore.

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Stories From the Edge: Story-telling series in Ely, MN

Stories From the Edge: Story-telling series in Ely, MN

Julie Nester and Terry Cooper started True Stories from the Edge in Ely last winter. The monthly, wintertime story-telling event was a wildly successful from the get-go. Regular people gather together to share and celebrate stories. Folks who wish to share a story of 6 minutes or less, put their names in a hat and what happens after that is literally the luck of the draw.

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MN Reads: “Nordic Accordion: Poems in a Scandinavian Mood” by Barton Sutter

MN Reads: “Nordic Accordion: Poems in a Scandinavian Mood” by Barton Sutter

Northland poet Barton Sutter joins us this morning to read from his newest work, and talk about poetry: “language,” he says, “that would like to be music.”

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MN Reads: “Chinese-ness” by Wing Young Huie

MN Reads: “Chinese-ness” by Wing Young Huie

The former curator of the Duluth Art Institute, Annie Dugan, and photographer John Heino sit in for a wide-ranging conversation with journalist/photographer Wing Young Huie.

His new book, an exploration of identity and culture, is informed by his growing up in Duluth.

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MN Reads: “Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais” by Timothy Cochrane

MN Reads: “Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais” by Timothy Cochrane

We read history with a deepening sensitivity to who was reporting what – and why. And we have a starkly different perspective than did the people who wrote some of that history one or two hundred years before.

Historian and author Timothy Cochrane admits there were “some pretty offensive things said,” but he pieces together a nonetheless fascinating, first-person account of the earliest days of European settlement near Grand Marais, and the Anishinaabeg trading partners skillfully playing the American Fur Company and the Hudson Bay Company against one another.

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The Untold Story of St. Cloud’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service

The Untold Story of St. Cloud’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service

In the first Untold Story of Central Minnesota of 2019, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Professor Deborah Leigh about the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday, January 21st beginning at 8:00 AM.

Now in its sixth year with over 20 local sponsors, the MLK Breakfast will feature a keynote address from bestselling author and award-winning journalist Wil Haygood, a biographer of numerous change-making African-Americans including Eugene Allen, the real-life inspiration for the film The Butler.

It’s more than just breakfast, however, as there will also be a variety of service opportunities and community networking opportunities. This annual event has grown so large that the organizers have had to move it off campus to the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. It remains free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can find links to that on our website at KVSC.org under the area events tab.

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MN Reads: “Double Exposure: Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s” by John Glanton

MN Reads: “Double Exposure: Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s” by John Glanton

The backstory of Double Exposure: Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s is almost as compelling as the book itself.

It’s how a family discovered, after his death, that their engineer/musician father was a photographer and had told stories of a community in a way those stories had never been told before.

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MN Reads: “The Girl in Building C” by Mary Krugerud

MN Reads: “The Girl in Building C” by Mary Krugerud

We don’t hear a lot about tuberculosis today.

But at the turn of the 20th century, tuberculosis (also known as TB or consumption) was the leading cause of death in the US.

Of course, you didn’t hear much about it then, either, because of the stigma attached to the disease.

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MN Reads: “The Polar Bear Wish” by Lori Evert (and family!)

MN Reads: “The Polar Bear Wish” by Lori Evert (and family!)

The family team of author Lori Evert, photographer Per Breiehagen and their daughter Anya have released their sixth “Wish book” with The Polar Bear Wish.

It’s a magical story in itself, but a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created (a process beyond “photoshopping” Breiehagen calls “fairytaleshopping”) is almost as magical.

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