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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.

The Jorgensens Celebrate the New Orleans Music Legacy in their Brand of Americana

The Jorgensens Celebrate the New Orleans Music Legacy in their Brand of Americana

Brianna and Curt are MNs who are enchanted with New Orleans. It is because of that city’s unique sensory experiences. You really hear it in the Jorgenson’s newest CD, The Lexington Stretch. They told Phil Nusbaum about their work.

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Broken down van or brand new Tesla, summertime fun includes the road trip. On Stay Human, Terry O’Brien hitches a ride to the Twin Cities, Mike Elliot remembers generations of road trips, and Pete and Chris Friedlieb share highlights from their cross-country adventure. Hit the road, Jack!

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Welcome To The Cabal

Welcome To The Cabal

Within a hidden maze of mysterious rooms, a magical secret society needs the help of new initiates. Cabal – a play with puzzles, created by the Minneapolis based Walking Shadow Theatre Company, combines intimate acting with an immersive environment and enormous, hands-on puzzles for the audience to solve. Produced by Dixie Treichel

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Catching up with Laura Stengrim from Visit Thief River Falls July 2019

Catching up with Laura Stengrim from Visit Thief River Falls July 2019

Glen Braget visits with Laura Stengrim from Visit Thief River Falls and discuss a variety of topics including the upcoming 2020 TRF Visitors Guide, the results of a recent Spring & Summer online advertising campaign aimed at Manitoba, Visit Thief River Falls booth at the Pennington County Fair and other upcoming events in the area.

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From Summer Reading to Mel Brooks at the East Grand Forks “Campbell Library!”

From Summer Reading to Mel Brooks at the East Grand Forks “Campbell Library!”

Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks is busting at the seams with summer activities and events. Director Charlotte Helgeson shares all the details!

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Centerstage, Minnesota, April 19, 2019

Centerstage, Minnesota, April 19, 2019

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

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Space Carves Out its Niche in Jazz

Space Carves Out its Niche in Jazz

Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose members are young veterans. Members are jack Courtright, trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, keyboardist Patrick Adkins, bassist and cellist Alma Ingebretson and drummer Luke Peterson. Patrick and Luke got together with Phil Nusbaum to talk about the band.

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MN Reads: “The Dancers” by Thomas Peacock

MN Reads: “The Dancers” by Thomas Peacock

Thomas Peacock’s latest book for children tackles a lot of adult themes: connection to culture, to tradition, family relationships and coping with sometimes catastrophic change.

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First Time, Again

First Time, Again

Ever get that jaded, been-there-done-that feeling? Join me on KAXE-KBXE for Stay Human, celebrating The First Time – first kiss, first eyeglasses, first time living on your own, first time going down the basement steps. Gravity, and routine, might try to slow us down, but that just means we have to look a little harder, to see the newness in things. Words and music for spirit and courage.

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Author Jenney Egertson: Before I Leave, Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty

Author Jenney Egertson: Before I Leave, Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty

Jenney met Maude Kelly, an 80-something woman, and a spark ignited. Taken by Maude’s poise, demeanor and approach to life, she realized Maude’s wisdom and spirit must be documented. She interviewed Maude and eventually interviewed five more women, all of whom, like Maude, were over the age of 80. Sadie Anton, a proud Lebanese American, Dr, Hallie Hendrieth-Smith, one of the first black principals in the Twin Cities, Ruth Yamamoto, a Japanese American whose life included stories from inside a Japanese internment camp, and Jenney’s mother Edith and grandmother Irene became her subjects.

In her book “Before I Leave,” Jenney compiles the stories and lessons learned from her six octogenerians. Within those stories are tales of overcoming adversity, facing community, child-rearing, dealing with systemic racism and sexism, and graceful aging. Jenney Egertson spoke on the morning show about her book. She’ll be the featured guest at Brainerd Public Library’s Brown Bag Author Series this Monday, July 29th at noon.

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