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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".

Camp Rabideau

Camp Rabideau

Grant Frashier visits Camp Rabideau in the Chippewa National Forest. It is the best preserved Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in existance and is located a few miles south of Blackduck, MN.

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum with Nicole Chamberlain Dupree

Minnesota Marine Art Museum with Nicole Chamberlain Dupree

On this episode of Don’t Cha Know, we talk to MMAM Executive Director Nicole Chamberlain Dupree. Nicole keeps us up to date on all the wonderful programs and exhibits at the museum this summer.

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The EXTENDED Untold, Enlarged, NSFW (Seriously), Huge, All-Encompassing, Epic Story of the Veranda Variety Hour, Ten Years of Silly Stupid at the Pioneer Place Theater

The EXTENDED Untold, Enlarged, NSFW (Seriously), Huge, All-Encompassing, Epic Story of the Veranda Variety Hour, Ten Years of Silly Stupid at the Pioneer Place Theater

In this extended podcast of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with members of a surprising institution in the St. Cloud theater scene that has just dropped its final curtain.

The Veranda Variety Hour was a late night, adult comedy variety show that made its home at the Pioneer Place Theater for the past ten years. With a myriad of rotating and returning cast members, many of which were SCSU Theater students at some point, the show hit the stage about every other month as a mixture of part Muppet Show, part Saturday Night Live, and part avant-garde experimental theater.

Yet, as with all good things, it has come to an end.

Due to the vast amount of material produced, remembered, and recorded in the process of creating this story, it felt right to include as much of it as possible . . . so here it is!

Seriously, though, the VVH was rude, crude, and lewd. This podcast is Not Safe For Work (which is what NSFW means for those not quite on fleek), so proceed with caution!

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The EXTENDED Untold Story of Iron and Water, a New book by Minnesota Environmental Icon Grant Merritt

The EXTENDED Untold Story of Iron and Water, a New book by Minnesota Environmental Icon Grant Merritt

In today’s extended installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with pioneering environmental lawyer, author, grandson of the man who was first able to mine the Iron Range, and past director of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from 1971, Grant Merritt.

In his new book Iron and Water, Merritt talks about the history of pollution control in Minnesota, the struggles between his family and John Rockefeller during the early years of mining, and how every individual can be their own undeniable political force.

This extended podcast contains about 12 more minutes of our conversation . . . although we could have chatted for much, much longer! If you read the book, you’ll know why

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The Untold Story of the Great River Regional Library’s First Annual Comic-Con

The Untold Story of the Great River Regional Library’s First Annual Comic-Con

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud for their first annual Comic-Con.
This all ages event featured comic book artists and writers, cos-players, D&D, Pokemon, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Magic, and much more. It also welcomed over 500 guests and wrapped up with an inspirational artists’ panel focused on braving the world through the development and creation of art.

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The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 4 with Special Musical Guest Billy Scherer

The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 4 with Special Musical Guest Billy Scherer

The Season Finale of the Granite City Radio Theater’s Season Six brought the ACTION to the Pioneer Place on 5th Theater this past Wednesday, May 16th with special musical guest Billy Scherer joining Collective Unconscious.

Also found within this un-edited record of stunning audio events include an epic sword fight with the Shades’ Brigade crew, the dropping of the Honorable Mayor Kleis’s new reelection song, Ole n Lena meeting THE Stan Lee, numerous SuccessCo products you’d love to buy, the step by step process of getting a fishing license if you’re not entirely from the area, and, of course, Trivia with Dan Barth.

Plus, there’s always the “Intermission Hot Mic” for your behind the scenes pleasure!

Thank you all for your ears, your laughter, and another great season!

We’ll see you on the stage and radio this October 17, 2018 for Season 7!

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The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 3 with Special Musical Guest Justin Ploof

The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 3 with Special Musical Guest Justin Ploof

March Madness creates mayhem at the Granite City Radio Theater!

The Shade’s Brigade radio drama comes to the rescue!

Ole n Lena resolve a temporal paradox . . . or do they?

The Honorable Mayor limericks himself!

Robin Hood gets tax advice!

Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge gets new bells!

Your host Jay Terry plays Doctor!

And special musical guest Justin Ploof joins Collective Unconscious to debut four new songs from his new album!

Plus, behind the scenes intermission audio from stage because no one remembers that the recording is always rolling!

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The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Mary Jane Alm

The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Mary Jane Alm

Our winter installment of the Granite City Radio Theater shook the snow off the trees and melted the ice on the streets! Here are some highlights from the podcast:

The Shades Brigade solved one mystery only to find that one of their own was in desperate need of help!

Ole helped Lena and the Lutheran League take on the ominous Legion of L.O.O.M. in a complex lefse scheme that threatened to diminish one of central Minnesota’s greatest traditions!

Dan Barth’s Trivia got weird!

KVSC unveiled a new 24 hour news service!

The Honorable Mayor waxed poetic as Christmas and politics mixed!

AND, Mary Jane Alm joined house band Collective Unconscious for a lively holiday treat!

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The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 1 with Special Musical Guest Matt Vee

The Granite City Radio Theater: Season 6 Episode 1 with Special Musical Guest Matt Vee

Season 6 of the Granite City Radio Theater opened on October 28th, 2017, as the community raked their leaves, carved their pumpkins, and tuned in to our live broadcast from the Pioneer Place on 5th Theater.

Special Musical Guest Matt Vee joined house band Collective Unconscious for some heartfelt original music. The crew from Shade’s Brigade found themselves wrapped up in the movies while Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge kinda did too. We also found out what the Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis enjoys for breakfast, how championship level syrup is made, and what it takes to get an Alexa to behave when an average, everyday Minnesotarican locks himself in the closet.

Plus, as a podcast special, we get an excerpt of what transpired during intermission between host Jay Terry and actors Heather Mastromarco and Mackenzie Lahren.

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Jaques Art Center, Aitken, MN

Jaques Art Center, Aitken, MN

Grant Frashier talks with Braden Heft, President of the Board of Directors of the Jaques Art Center in Aitken.

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