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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 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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Olcott Park Greenhouse & Botanical Garden, Virginia, MN

Olcott Park Greenhouse & Botanical Garden, Virginia, MN

Grant Frashier heads to Virginia to visit the Olcott Park Greenhouse.

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Mesaba Coop Park, Cherry, MN

Mesaba Coop Park, Cherry, MN

Grant Frashier visits the Mesaba Coop Park in Cherry and talks with the Chairman of the Board, Oscar Forsman.

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Downtown Brainerd, MN

Downtown Brainerd, MN

Grant Frashier had a conversation with Sarah Hayden Shaw owner of Sage on Laurel and Rumbly Hall about the revitalization of the downtown neighborhood in Brainerd.

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Klockow Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MN

Klockow Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MN

Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids hosts a wide variety of events. Grant Frashier talks with owners Andy and Tasha Klockow.

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Hill Annex Mine State Park, Calument, MN

Hill Annex Mine State Park, Calument, MN

Close to Home went on a tour of Hill Annex Mine State Park in Calument.

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The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 4, The Season Finale featuring Jeremy Messersmith

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 4, The Season Finale featuring Jeremy Messersmith

Well then! Season 7 of the Granite City Radio Theater has come to a close . . . and it was EPIC!

First off, Special Musical Guest Jeremy Messersmith transfixed the audience with songs of wit, wisdom, and wonder with some help from our ever ethereal house band Collective Unconscious!

Secondly, the Shade’s Brigade Crew dove deep into our Central Minnesotan timeline to bridge the paradox between drama and comedy!

Thirdly, Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge was so inspiring with its comic book first round, that its affected the way we’ve decided to type up sentences from now on! (It’s a writing joke, dontchaknow!)

Fourthly, Ole n Lena saved a Historic Trolley ride from a Stearns County Cluck-Nado! (with a little help from Collective Unconscious and Jeremy Messersmith . . . making his live animal acting debut!)

Fifthly, SuccessCO continued its borderline support of the show through a total lack of common sense!

Sixthly, The Honorable Mayor Dave Klies not only judged a SuccessCO Grillmaster Showdown, but he also shared a poem from the heart about fear, loneliness, and a stolen trident!

Seventhly, Wild Scholastica went to Prom!

Eighthly, there was some real fun that was had during the intermission . . . which is included in this here podcast!

Thank you again for your ears, your laughter, and your hearts for all these seven seasons! Have a great summer from the Granite City Radio Theater!

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

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Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 3 with Adam Hammer

Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 3 with Adam Hammer

Marking the end of the winter in grand fashion, the Granite City Radio Theater’s third episode of its seventh season brought some much needed warmth to central Minnesota airwaves the night of Wednesday, March 13, 2019. It was cuddly, but not in a weird way . . .

What ever do we mean?

Well, we had special musical guest, local musical icon Adam Hammer joining Collective Unconscious and showing us why he’s the Musical Director from GREAT Theater’s production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

We also had the Shade’s Brigade crew meet up with new and old friends right here in St. Cloud as writer Eric Webster digs deep into Minnesota history to “solve old crimes” (and there were A LOT of them!)

Dam Barth’s Trivia Challenge reaches new depths of triviality . . .

Speaking of new depths, Lena and Ole hold a press conference to address an immerging crisis.

SuccessCo once again sponsors parts of the show with products you should probably buy.

Wild Scholastica goes to the 2019 State Hockey Tournament.

The Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis waxes inspirational about the snow.

AND one of our esteemed cast members prepares for her St. Cloud citizenship test. How do you think you would do?

See, cuddly, but not weird!

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

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The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Erik Koskinen

The Granite City Radio Theater Season 7 Episode 2 with Special Musical Guest Erik Koskinen

After 7 seasons of holiday cheer, we think we’ve got the jingle just right in our bells!

In this night of theatrical yule tidiness, you’ll find a number of presents to unwrap after giving each a proper shaking! Including . . .

Special Musical Guest Erik Koskinen backed up by house band Collective Unconscious . . .

The Shades Brigade crew investigating the Heist of St. Martin . . .

Holiday Trivia with Dan Barth featuring SCSU President Dr. Robbyn Wacker . . .

Numerous SuccessCO products you may or may not want to stuff into a stocking . . .

The Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis warms the heart and balances the budget . . .

Ole n Lena reveal the secrets of Santa . . .

The true and totally unembellished story of the Moldovan Meatball Bandit . . .

Wild Scholastica continues its four-part series on the bizarre habits of middle schoolers . . .

AND, there’s always the outtake from intermission . . . which is mostly just Muggsy noodling!

Thank you again for your ears, your laughter, and your hearts! Happy holidays from the Granite City Radio Theater regardless of whatever holiday you choose to hold dear!

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

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