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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.

Ashley Kolka-Lee: Collage Artist

Ashley Kolka-Lee: Collage Artist

Ashley Kolka-Lee’s passion for her small scale, intricately detailed collages that depict life in rural Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan began with an assignment from her middle school art teacher. She’s been creating collages ever since. Her exhibit, made up of pieces ranging from 3 x 5 inches to 8 x 10 inches opens today at the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia, MN. John and Heidi spoke with her on the morning show about her inspirations, her techniques and how this passion for tiny paper cut collages began!

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The wild rice harvest on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation

The wild rice harvest on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation

It’s the beginning of fall here in northern Minnesota, and Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher talks with band members from the Leech Lake Indian Reservation about the wild rice harvest that is going on now.

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Rick McLean

Rick McLean

This local musician has evolved from a solo folk/punk performer to a plugged-in garage rocker with a backing rhythm section. A constant through this transformation is his sly sense of humor and quirky lyrics. McLean released his latest CD on Friday, June 28 at newish venue the Barbershop in Superior; we geot a preview when he joined us in the studio on Wednesday, June 26 at 2pm.

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Sugar on the Roof

Sugar on the Roof

This group first drew our attention with a performance on last year’s Homegrown Music Festival trolley where the snappily-dressed trio played an old-time music set to an appreciative audience. Formed after a Tamarack Dance Association event, the group features Hibbing residents Megan Orwig Reynolds and Jefferson Reynolds as well as Duluth fiddler Clancy Ward. This year they got to play a stationary stage, with a Homegrown set at Amazing Grace on May 3; we got a preview when they joined us in the studio that afternoon.

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MN Reads: “Poets on the Water” celebrate with reading, open mic and more

MN Reads: “Poets on the Water” celebrate with reading, open mic and more

Several well-known poets, including Duluth’s poet laureate, will join some lesser-known poets and musicians Sunday afternoon for Poets on the Water, a celebration of, not just lakes and streams, but all the ways in which our lives are sustained and touched by this most necessary of elements.

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MN Reads: “The Wind and the Drum” by Katharin Johnson

MN Reads: “The Wind and the Drum” by Katharin Johnson

DNA tests are answering a lot of questions for some people … and creating new questions for others.

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Tobacco to Falafel to Tommy Wiseau

Tobacco to Falafel to Tommy Wiseau

In this episode of RCP we investigate new tobacco laws in Minnesota, the campus falafel debate, and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Oh, also we ask Tommy Wiseau a couple of questions.

0:56 – Tosin Faseemo – Tobacco 21,
6:07 – Ben Halom – Who’s Falafel,
15:05 – AQ – Fringe Festival,
24:02 – Matt & Sam – Tommy Wiseau

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The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv…and Maybe is a Little Strange, Too

The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv…and Maybe is a Little Strange, Too

The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola mixes tight arrangements with improvisation. And you might say it tends to be a little dark in mood. Chris talked to Phil Nusbaum about how The House on Fire Band works.

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Bill Flannagan

Bill Flannagan

This long-time member of Duluth’s music scene has been in 19 out of 21 Duluth Homegrown Music Festivals. Generally a solo artist who plays guitar, mandolin, and piano, he had a band for his Homegrown performance on May 4 at Sir Benedict’s Tavern. We found out more and hear some tunes when he joined us on special edition of Live from Studio A during The Local.

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Black-eyed Snakes

Black-eyed Snakes

Led by Low’s Alan Sparhawk, this long-running blues project is known for the primal energy of its live shows, which meld gospel fervor with a punk rock aesthetic . They recently independently released their third album, Seven Horses. They joined us in the studio on May 1 for a preview of their show the same night at Mr. D’s Bar and Grill for the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.

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