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Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

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Grant Frashier travels to the Edge Center for the Arts in Big Fork to see the exhibit "First They Cut Your Hair: Remembering Indian Boarding Schools".

The Untold Story of Edwin “Bud” Nakasone’s Experience with the Secret Language School During WWII, THE FULL PRESENTATION at the Stearns History Museum

The Untold Story of Edwin “Bud” Nakasone’s Experience with the Secret Language School During WWII, THE FULL PRESENTATION at the Stearns History Museum

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack attends a presentation at the Stearns History Museum by retired Army Colonel Edin “Bud” Nakasone as he recounts witnessing the attacks on Pearl Harbor as a child and his eventual service to the United States.

This podcast is the ENTIRETY of his presentation that includes stories about key Japanese players in the attacks of Dec. 7, 1941, as well as all of the question and answer session.

This presentation is a part of the partnership between the Stearns History Museum as they present the Smithsonian’s Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans & World War II and Minnesota’s Secret Language School.

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

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The Untold Story of Edwin “Bud” Nakasone’s Experience with the US Army’s Secret Language School During WWII at the Stearns History Museum

The Untold Story of Edwin “Bud” Nakasone’s Experience with the US Army’s Secret Language School During WWII at the Stearns History Museum

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack attends a presentation at the Stearns History Museum by retired Army Colonel Edin “Bud” Nakasone as he recounts witnessing the attacks on Pearl Harbor as a child from his rural Hawaiian home. Nakasone also spoke about his eventual service to the United States, including time spent at Fort Snelling as part of the US Army’s Military Intelligence Service Language School.

This presentation is a part of the partnership between the Stearns History Museum and the Smithsonian Institute’s Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans & World War II and Minnesota’s Secret Language School.

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The Untold Story of GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio’s Production of Sherlock Holmes as Radio Theater

The Untold Story of GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio’s Production of Sherlock Holmes as Radio Theater

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with the cast and crew of GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio’s production of Sherlock Holmes, which took to the air in front of a live studio audience this past Saturday, November 2nd at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theater in Waite Park. This is the third radio drama partnership between KVSC and GREAT, and the first time where we see behind the scenes to get to know what it takes to develop a world within the listeners’ imagination.

The podcast of the entire Sherlock Holmes performance can be found online at KVSC.ORG under the podcast menu and the FeatureCast page.

The cast for the show included:

Sherlock Holmes by Jay Ramos

Dr. Watson, played by Justin Guzman

Alice Faulkner by Angela Beckman

Mrs. Hudson by Jen Schroeder

Mr. Bates & Nikola Tesla by Bruce Mancini

Larrabee by Rick Linn

Inspector Forman by Michael Becker

Craigin by Anthony Eich

Madam Bassick by Wendy Storkamp

Billie by Lori Becker

Professor James Moriarty by Jeffrey Bleam

Jane Moriarty by Jennifer Lewerenz

Foley Artist Drew Sevcik

and Director Jon Legg

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

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GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio Present: Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of Professor Moriarty

GREAT Theatre and KVSC Radio Present: Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of Professor Moriarty

Broadcast in front of a live studio audience from the Helgeson Learning Lab Theater on Saturday, November 2, 2019, Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of Professor Moriarty takes the KVSC listener to the nighttime streets of 19th Century London just as the world is about to change forever.

But who will be the guiding hand of this change? A malicious shadow is tightening its grip on the future, and only Sherlock Holmes can stop it once he puts together all the clues!

The play is Jeff Carmack’s reinvigoration of Orson Welles’s own adaptation for radio of William Gillette’s enduring melodrama based on the famous stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and contains more subtle references than a Holmes’ monologue . . . can YOU find the references to “hot dish” and KVSC Trivia?

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Cowhorn Crossing Pumpkin Patch, Grand Rapids, MN

Cowhorn Crossing Pumpkin Patch, Grand Rapids, MN

Close to Home visited the Pumpkin Patch at Cowhorn Crossing Farm near Grand Rapids for a day of fun. Do you have your pumpkin yet?

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Iron Range Pasty Festival: Mountain Iron, MN

Iron Range Pasty Festival: Mountain Iron, MN

Host Grant Frashier attends the first ever Iron Range Pasty Festival in Mt. Iron.

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Natural Resources Research, Coleraine, MN

Natural Resources Research, Coleraine, MN

Host Grant Frashier attended the open housr at the Natural Resources Research Institute in Coleraine Jane Brenamen and Director Kevin Kangas.

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Rhoda Anderson Habedank shares stories and songs

Rhoda Anderson Habedank shares stories and songs

Brian and Ann welcomed Rhoda Anderson Habedank back to WTIP, this time for her Roadhouse debut. Rhoda talked about what inspires her music, and of course, played a few songs for us.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 111 Katie Kern

Cruisin the Blues EP 111 Katie Kern

This artist from Vienna, Austria has a better “feel” for American Blues than many so-called American artisits claiming Blues as their primary genre. Today we listen to an artisit whose passion for the blues comes through her music which you can actually feel as you listen.

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Cruisin the Blues EP 110 Robert Nighthawk Maxwell

Cruisin the Blues EP 110 Robert Nighthawk Maxwell

Time travel today back to a time when a person could experience the raw sound and feel of early Chicago Blues on a Sunday afternoon in 1964 at the historical Maxwell Street Market in Chicago.

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