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Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN

Edge Center for the Arts, Big Fork, MN




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 Racial Experience in the Wake of the Death of George Floyd with Shonda Craft, Dean of the SCSU School of Health and Human Services (Full Interview)

The Untold Story of Racial Experience in the Wake of the Death of George Floyd with Shonda Craft, Dean of the SCSU School of Health and Human Services (Full Interview)

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU Dean of the School of Health and Human Services, Shonda Craft about the impact of the death of George Floyd upon the variety of different communities that have been affected.

As this is certainly a time for reflection and conversation, those reflections and conversations can be difficult . . . even when the experience is desired and agreed upon. With the challenge of civil unrest, at times the conversation can even get sidetracked. However, the conversation must continue.

This podcast includes the entire interview. As the aired version needed to be edited for time, we at KVSC felt that everything needed to be included because this is such an important conversation to be having at this very important time in our history.

For your chance to help out folks in the Twin Cities in any way you feel you can, the Star Tribune has compiled a list.

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


The Untold Story of Racial Experience in the Wake of the Death of George Floyd with Shonda Craft, Dean of the SCSU School of Health and Human Services (Radio Edit)

The Untold Story of Racial Experience in the Wake of the Death of George Floyd with Shonda Craft, Dean of the SCSU School of Health and Human Services (Radio Edit)

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU Dean of the School of Health and Human Services, Shonda Craft about the impact of the death of George Floyd upon the variety of different communities that have been affected.

As this is certainly a time for reflection and conversation, those reflections and conversations can be difficult . . . even when the experience is desired and agreed upon. With the challenge of civil unrest, at times the conversation can even get sidetracked. However, the conversation must continue.

This podcast is the aired version which needed to be edited for time. We at KVSC felt that everything needed to be included because this is such an important conversation to be having at this very important time in our history, so for the full interview including the extra 12 minutes, please see the full description for a link.

For your chance to help out folks in the Twin Cities in any way you feel you can, the Star Tribune has compiled a list.

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


EP 140 Robert Cray

EP 140 Robert Cray

A career spanning 50 years, Robert Cray is a major mainstay in the world of Blues music.


EP 139 The Altered Five Blues Band

EP 139 The Altered Five Blues Band

Latest Release form Milwaukee -based Blues Band


EP138 Excello Records’ Two Slims: Slim Harpo & Lightnin’ Slim

EP138 Excello Records’ Two Slims: Slim Harpo & Lightnin’ Slim

Excello Records was Nashville’s first Blues label


The Untold Story of the Stearns History Museum’s Recording Stories Project with Carie Essig

The Untold Story of the Stearns History Museum’s Recording Stories Project with Carie Essig

You could be a part of the story that goes down in history as the Stearns History Museum is asking for your videos, photos, and other items that point to what daily life is like in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Stearns History Museum Executive Director Carie Essig about the role the museum plays during this time of true living history and how their programming is evolving with nearly every passing day.

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


EP137 Elmore James

EP137 Elmore James

The music of Elmore James is explored in this episode.


The Untold Story of Food Security and the SCSU Community Garden with Tracy Ore

The Untold Story of Food Security and the SCSU Community Garden with Tracy Ore

It’s finally gardening time in Minnesota, and this year that “hobby” might take on a little more meaning, especially when it comes to community gardens. In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU Professor Tracy Ore about food security in the time of COVID-19 as well as the community garden at St. Cloud State, now in its 16th year.With precautions in place concerning the COVID virus, the garden will still be open for those who wish to participate.

Up to date scheduling information can be found on their Facebook page.

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


The Untold Story of Independent Lifestyles, Inc. During the COVID-19 Outbreak with Executive Director Cara Ruff

The Untold Story of Independent Lifestyles, Inc. During the COVID-19 Outbreak with Executive Director Cara Ruff

Independent Lifestyles is an organization that provides numerous programs and services to anyone with a disability within an 11 county area, and they are continuing to provide services and advocacy as best they can throughout our current struggles.

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, we get another look at how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting lives within our community as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Lori Olmscheid, Shawn Reagan, and Executive Director Cara Ruff of Independent Lifestyles Incorporated out of Sauk Rapids.

You’ll hear today about the ways that they’re helping as well as plans to continue providing access to Camp Bliss; plus, you can find out what you can do to make a difference through volunteering. Or, you can take the old fashioned route and give them a call at 320-529-9000.

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


EP136 Marquise Knox

EP136 Marquise Knox

A Young bluesman who’s passion is keeping the flame of the Blues lit along with the acknowledgment of, and giving credit to, it’s ancestral roots.


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