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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.

Fishing Opener: Henry and Jon Heglund

Fishing Opener: Henry and Jon Heglund

“It’s just the two of us, not anyone else. …all the scenery. It’s just kind of chill…listening to everything, the woods…I’ve never seen a bear… but I’ve seen a lot of deer swim across.” – Henry Heglund, 11, on why he likes going fishing with his dad on open water.

Fishing opener is this weekend and anglers across the state are prepping for the big weekend. Jon Heglund and his son Henry live in Bemidji. Like so many others, they are getting ready, too. Katie Carter stopped by their place earlier this week to talk about fishing.

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The Untold Story of PechaKucha St. Cloud

The Untold Story of PechaKucha St. Cloud

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack encounters a new community-building phenomenon in St. Cloud called PechaKucha. Originating from a Japanese architectural firm as a way of trimming down boring meetings and presentations, PechaKucha is now in over 1,000 cities worldwide and uses a simple guideline to produce something incredible.

Speakers from the community are allotted 20 PowerPoint slides that advance every 20 seconds to provide a six-minute, forty-second framework for presentations upon any topic where they find their passion. From learning from toddlers to traveling the world to exploring the deepest meaning within ourselves, PechaKucha St. Cloud revealed the passions within our community and looks to be a quarterly event that will continue to do so out into the future.

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

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The Untold Story of PRIDE in Central Minnesota 2019

The Untold Story of PRIDE in Central Minnesota 2019

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks about Pride because it is Pride month, and how there are many, many lives within our community that are very much tied to the concept of being the individual that they truly are.

Yad Aira from St. Cloud talks about her coming out process and the effects it had upon her conservative family and friends, as well as how it radically changed her life for the better even though it was a long, strange journey.

And then Seth Kaempfer, Director of the SCSU LGBT Resource Center talks about the history of Pride, why it is so important, the direction of the movement today, and resources that LGBT youth might need as they address this issue within their lives.

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

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The EXTENDED Untold Story of Title IX with Dr. Lori Ulferts and Carol Howe-Veenstra at the Stearns History Museum Breakfast Club

The EXTENDED Untold Story of Title IX with Dr. Lori Ulferts and Carol Howe-Veenstra at the Stearns History Museum Breakfast Club

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Stearns History Museum for their monthly Breakfast Club. This time, the presentation featured Dr. Lori Ulferts, SCSU Professor and former Women’s Basketball coach, and Carol Howe-Veenstra, former Director of Athletics at the College of St. Benedict and volleyball coach.

Title IX as a law is 47 years old this June, and was passed as a guarantee of equal treatment based upon sex. These two women have been pioneers in this area and were able to speak from the perspectives of being girls in sports before Title IX as well as being academic sports professionals following its passage.

In this extended podcast, all of their hour long Breakfast Club has been made available including the question and answer section.

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

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The Untold Story of Title IX with Dr. Lori Ulferts and Carol Howe-Veenstra at the Stearns History Museum Breakfast Club

The Untold Story of Title IX with Dr. Lori Ulferts and Carol Howe-Veenstra at the Stearns History Museum Breakfast Club

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Stearns History Museum for their monthly Breakfast Club. This time, the presentation featured Dr. Lori Ulferts, SCSU Professor and former Women’s Basketball coach, and Carol Howe-Veenstra, former Director of Athletics at the College of St. Benedict and volleyball coach.

Title IX as a law is 47 years old this June, and was passed as a guarantee of equal treatment based upon sex. These two women have been pioneers in this area and were able to speak from the perspectives of being girls in sports before Title IX as well as being academic sports professionals following its passage.

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

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Paddle Minnesota: Interview with Mark VanTassel

Paddle Minnesota: Interview with Mark VanTassel

On Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher talks with writer and paddler Mark VanTassel of Blackduck, MN. Mark was the 2018 winner of the Ely based Story Portage essay contest.

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MN Reads: musician Adam Herman’s debut novel appeals to a new kind of reader

MN Reads: musician Adam Herman’s debut novel appeals to a new kind of reader

Duluth musician turned author Adam Herman talks about his debut (“odd”) novel Limbo, how he developed a tough enough skin to put his music and prose “out there,” and his simple advice to those wondering if they could or should take that leap themselves.

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MN Reads: “Whatever Normal Is” by Jane St. Anthony

MN Reads: “Whatever Normal Is” by Jane St. Anthony

The saga of three friends growing up in Minnesota in the ’60s continues … and author Jane St. Anthony describes her process: something like writing and thinking behind her own back.

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MN Reads: “Clearing Out,” “By the Fire,” and Barbara Sjoholm

MN Reads: “Clearing Out,” “By the Fire,” and Barbara Sjoholm

Writer and translator Barbara Sjoholm talks about the art of translation and her joy at helping bring some of the stories of the indigenous Sami people to a broader audience.

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Pianist Jon de Vaal Focuses on the Audience

Pianist Jon de Vaal Focuses on the Audience

Jon de Vaal plays solo, and in a trio, and sometimes with a singer. But most of his work is as a background pianist. But people often tell Jon that his piano music was more than a backdrop to another activity.

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