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.
Close to Home visits the North Central Farm & Antique Association show in Blackberry and host Grant Frashier contemplates technology.
Next to Minnehaha Falls sits an old house that hosts exhibits recalling Minneapolis history. The house itself is the site of early business deals drawn up by the newly arrived white people. Even the naming of Minneapolis took place there. The house is the building that hosted these deals, but the location has changed. Sounds like a riddle? Listen to this story by KFAI’s Matthew Schneeman for the answer.
Olivia Skaja recently won the Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship in Mountain Iron for the third time in her life. She’s passionate about her music and pursuing it professionally. Olivia will begin her junior year at St. Olaf College this fall where she is studying violin performance. She stopped by the KAXE studios to talk about her music and she even played a couple songs!
What makes for a vibrant music scene? In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with a couple of folk who’ve got a pretty good idea. Dawn Yilek and Zachary Dorholt are both part of the organizing force behind the 2019 Common Roots Festival in downtown St. Cloud, and they are here to let us know where the festival came from, what is in store for this weekend, and how we can expect the future of live music in St. Cloud to continue to develop.
In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis to talk about racism, xenophobia, and the perception of the city of St. Cloud on the national stage. In light of somewhat recent negative attention generated by an article in the New York Times, there is a discussion to be had about what actually goes on here in the Granite City, as it is very different from what a small, fearful group of people would have us believe. In fact, an opposing force works against racism and xenophobia. It’s called community, and as Mayor Kleis will tell us, it starts in our back yards but can grow to affect the nation.
Rena Haus sings, plays and leads a trio. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her song writing.
Grant Frashier visits the North American Bear Center in Ely.
“I do a lot of mental snapshots. I’ll look up, see something, go back down and paint it and try to capture them that way…it gets more expressive the faster I go, I find. And then I don’t think as much. I just go with more of the feeling and try to get those brush strokes just as fast as I can on there…that’s when cool things really happen.” – Nate Luetgers on live-painting bands.
Can an “Animal House” become an overnight “Animal Library” event at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks, MN? Campbell Director Charlotte Helgeson says yes!!
In this episode, RCP brings you to the Pitchfork music festival including a special interview with artist Lala Lala. We also investigate the state of the debate over climate change and ask what exactly goes on at a puppeteer convention.
0:10 – Lizzie Ritchie – Pitchfork Pt 1,
6:40 – Matt McDonald & Nathan Fervoy – Climate Convo,
15:05 – Ben Halom – Puppet Convention,
21:12 – Lizzie Ritchie – Pitchfork Pt 2 With Lala Lala