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Noticing

Noticing




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.

Behind the Scenes at the Minnesota State Fair

Behind the Scenes at the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Marketing and Social Media Supervisor Danielle Dullinger shares some little known facts about the Great Minnesota Get Together. Recorded live at the fair, August 2019.


Eli Gardiner

Eli Gardiner

This native of Michigan’s U.P. is now based in Minneapolis, where he recently recorded a fourth album, The Fire and the Medicine, due out this spring. We found out more when the Americana singer/songwriter joined us in the studio on February 26th He performed the same night at Bent Paddle Brewing in Duluth.


The Granite City Radio Theater Season 8 Episode 3 with Special Musical Guest Debbie Duncan

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 8 Episode 3 with Special Musical Guest Debbie Duncan

And here we are, the Granite City Radio Theater on March 11, 2020.

It’s a time right before all the social distancing protocols surrounding the COVID-19 virus became a serious reality, and one last chance for us all to get together to share some laughs as the news changed hourly for the worse.

So, of course we poked fun at it as host Jay Terry unveiled The Corona Polka!

Jay also visited the Stearns History Museum for a mythological tour.

Also along for the ride was the Shade’s Brigade crew as Jack Shade may have finally met his match!

Special Musical Guest Debbie Duncan and house band Collective Unconscious dove deep into a legacy of jazz only achievable by her kind of legend!

Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge was about as challenging as finding toilet paper in today’s world.

Wild Scholastica wonders about the college crowd.

And, of course, the Honorable Mayor provides honorable insight about recent events.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING OUR FINAL SHOW OF THE SEASON! Seriously, though, we’re not sure what we will do, or when, but something’s coming! It’s RADIO THEATER which means we really don’t NEED an audience . . . although we really LOVE the audience! Without them, who’s gonna play the Kazoo?

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


Author Sarah Stonich Discusses Fishing!

Author Sarah Stonich Discusses Fishing!

Sarah Stonich originally released her book Fishing with RayAnne under the psuedonym Ava Finch. It’s recently been re-released as simply Fishing! under her real name. Stonich will be the featured author at today’s Brown Bag Author Series facilitated by the Brainerd Public Library.


The Granite City Radio Theater Season 8 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest  Prudence Johnson

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 8 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Prudence Johnson

KVSC’s Granite City Radio Theater continued its holiday tradition of warming the radio listening hearts of central Minnesota on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, with a plethora of programming only found within the bounds of our radio waves!

Prudence John was our special musical guest with backing from our ever flexible house band, Collective Unconscious!

The Shades’ Brigade crew wound up with Christmas miracles in their stockings!

The secret to the success of SuccessCO in their rise to rival all other companies on earth was finally revealed!

Dan Barth’s Holiday Trivia Challenge featuring Prudence Johnson, SCSU Music Professor Terry Vermillion, and KVSC Station Manager Jo McMullen brought the knowledge!

Wild Scholastica documentarialized the phenomenon known as “The Snow Day!”

And of course, the Honorable Mayor demonstrated just exactly why St. Cloud is the Most Livable City on the Planet!

Plus . . . the Podcast Special: Intermission!


The Granite City Radio Theater Season 8 Episode 1 with Special Musical Guest  Dave Cofell

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 8 Episode 1 with Special Musical Guest Dave Cofell

Marking the beginning of our 8th season, the Granite City Radio Theater broadcasted live from the newly remodeled Pioneer Place on 5th Theater in St. Cloud on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, with a flourish and a flash (didn’t know there could be “flashing” on the radio?)

This time, our special musical guest was Dave Cofell, a seasoned touring musician whose roots remain here in central Minnesota.

And then, of course, there’s the infinite SuccessCo products we continue to pitch as well as a surprise twist on Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge. Plus, Shades Brigade takes on a holy ghost out at St. Johns!


Live from Goose Fest: Middle River Veterans Outdoors

Live from Goose Fest: Middle River Veterans Outdoors

Middle River Veterans Outdoors provides no-cost outdoor recreation opportunities for all veterans. Wayne Kilen spoke to Pioneer 90.1 at Middle River Goose Fest.


The FULL UNEDITED Untold Story of Tuscaloosa the Movie with Executive Producer Erik Helgeson

The FULL UNEDITED Untold Story of Tuscaloosa the Movie with Executive Producer Erik Helgeson

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us to the movies with a very unlikely journey. KVSC alum Erik Helgeson was Executive Producer on the team that created the movie Tuscaloosa, an independent film shot entirely in Minnesota with a mostly Minnesotan cast and crew including a cameo by wrestler Baron “The Claw” von Raschke.

Tuscaloosa was set to premier in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 13, 2020, just as the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic was being realized, and suddenly Helgeson found himself in a situation where the entire country was shutting down around him as he journeyed back to Minnesota from California.

In this full, unedited interview Jeff and Erik talk about that journey as well as the movie itself, which is strangely poignant following the death of George Floyd, plus the future of the film industry in the age of COVID. This version contains so many behind the scenes moments about film making, as well as general observations about the future of film, that the entire conversation merited podcasting. It’s a long chat, so enjoy!

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


The Untold Story of an Artist Surviving During COVID with Heidi Jeub

The Untold Story of an Artist Surviving During COVID with Heidi Jeub

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes a look at the life of an artist during the time of COVID-19.

Heidi Jeub is an artist and teacher who relied upon a variety of freelance work to make a living and whose entire world was flipped upside down due to the pandemic. We start with an interview from the beginning of April when we were all just beginning to realize the gravity of the situation and then end out in Holdingford on the Wobegon Trial at a new artistic, community endeavor which is just about to open to the public called Art in Motion where Heidi has found a role as artistic consultant.


Author Candace Simar Reminds Young Writers: Remember to Include the CATTS!

Author Candace Simar Reminds Young Writers: Remember to Include the CATTS!

Aspiring writers from across Northwest Minnesota gathered at Northland Community & Technical College, Thief River Falls this spring for the NW Service Cooperative’s Young Author’s Conference. Pequot Lakes Author Candace Simar joined Pioneer 90.1 to talk about the CATTS technique for better writing. (Character, Action, Trouble, more Trouble, and Setting)


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