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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.

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

In this episode of RCP, we dive into guilty pleasures and all their various forms.
1:42 Question of the Week by Casey
3:57 Cooking with Hannah by Nathan and Hannah
13:51 Bookfair by Liv and Ben
22:38 Bad Music by Lizzie

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Americas3

Americas3

What does it mean to be an American? Whether you’re from North America, South America or Central America, the group Americas3 will show you how we can all come together as Americans. On this episode of Culture Clique we talk to Karin Stein of Americas3. Americas3 is a musical variety show that paints a multilingual, intercultural and international portrait of what it means to be American. Original Air Date: 11/15/18

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Milana Shira

Milana Shira

On this episode of The Live Feed we take you to Blooming Grounds Coffee House in Winona, MN to check out 12 year old singer Milana Shira. KQAL’s KJ sits down with Milana to talk about her music and we get to hear some of her set. Original Air Date: 11/16/18

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Over The Back Fence November 2018

Over The Back Fence November 2018

KQAL and Winona State University are proud to present, Over the Back Fence, a community variety show from the St. Mane theatre in Lanesboro MN. BRITISH INVASION closes out the 24th season of the show with songs like “When I’m 64,” “I Go To Pieces,” and “I’m Into Something Good.” The Back Fence Gang reenacts a scene from James Bond, while Diana becomes Dr. Who. Musical Guest The Vintage Tones, a five-piece rock band from Rochester that specializes in the music of the early Beatles, summons the spirit of the British bands of the 60s and 70s. A sing along of “Those Were the Days’ rounds out the show. Original Air Date: 11/14/18

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The Cuban-American Who Loved Castro

The Cuban-American Who Loved Castro

Most Cuban-Americans despise Fidel Castro. Not Felino De la Peña. The Minnesotan marched in the streets in support of the Cuban leader. And for that, he was jeered. KFAI’s Joey Peters reports on one man who stood by his unpopular views.

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Give Get Sistet Performs Varied Programs of World Music for Many Types of Occasions

Give Get Sistet Performs Varied Programs of World Music for Many Types of Occasions

The Give-Get Sistet is so named because it is an all-woman singing group. The group pulls songs from many world cultures when it performs. Phil Nusbaum went to a rehearsal of the group, and then filed this report.

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The Untold Story of GREAT Theater’s My Fair Lady and the Upcoming 2018-2019 Season

The Untold Story of GREAT Theater’s My Fair Lady and the Upcoming 2018-2019 Season

Stella Adler once said, “The word theater comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.”
In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits GREAT Theater’s Helgeson Learning Lab to talk with Mickey Morstad, Denny Smith, and Aimee Miron about GREAT’s production of My Fair Lady as well as the rest of what this twenty plus year institution has planned for the upcoming year in St. Cloud.

. . . Including a truly terrifying partnership between GREAT and KVSC Radio!

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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The Untold Story of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Great River Regional Library’s St. Cloud Branch Building

The Untold Story of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Great River Regional Library’s St. Cloud Branch Building

Where can you find a book on traditional lefse recipes? Where can a 5 year old, a 15 year old, and a 55 year old all find something to read? Where can you attend a presentation to find out all about orphan trains and hobos? Where can you schedule and hold a meeting to inform the public about your spiderweb photo collection? Where can you find DVD’s, CD’s, and eBooks . . . ALL FOR FREE?

Well, it’s the St. Cloud Public Library, of course!

In today’s episode of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Abby Faulkner of the Great River Regional Library system on the eve of their 10 year anniversary celebration of the St. Cloud branch opening.

As the central hub of the six-county regional library system, the St. Cloud Public Library has seen thousands of patrons come through its doors and has been a cultural magnet for everyone in central Minnesota. Even through the challenges of being a public space and with the electronic evolution of how people research and read, the Great River Regional Library continues achieving its mission.

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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The Untold Story of the St. Cloud State University Archives, 150 Years of History with Tom Steman

The Untold Story of the St. Cloud State University Archives, 150 Years of History with Tom Steman

Have you ever wondered how World War I affected St. Cloud State University? Have you ever wondered how the neighborhood around the college has changed over the years? Have you ever wondered what the major SCSU sports landmark of 1895 was all about?

Well, in this episode of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with University Archivist Tom Steman on the eve of SCSU’s sesquicentennial year celebration. He’s got the answers to all these questions and much, much more!

Located on the third floor of the Miller Learning Center, the SCSU Archive provides a look back into the history of SCSU through both physical and digital means, and in this latest conversation between Jeff and Tom, they cover such topics like the first graduating class at SCSU, the costume sketches of Harvey Jurik, and KVSC Trivia, which is celebrating its 40th year.

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Local musician Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse on November 9 to perform a few original songs. Maria also spoke with Roadhouse hosts Dave and Brian about what’s next for her and her music.

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