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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route



Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.

Joan Hutton Craves Variety

Joan Hutton Craves Variety

If variety is the spice of life, that’s Joan Hutton. Joan loves composing for varied types of instrumental combinations and playing in varied groups. Her recent conversation with Phil Nusbaum started with Joan talking about one of her favorite instruments.


Joan Hutton Jazz Project Streams from the Dakota this Coming Thursday

Joan Hutton Jazz Project Streams from the Dakota this Coming Thursday

Joan Hutton loves composing for varied types of instrumental combinations and playing in varied groups. The Joan Hutton Jazz project has a streaming show Thurs April 22 at 7pm at the Dakota. Her recent conversation with Phil Nusbaum started with Joan talking about one of her favorite instruments.


Red Lake Solar Project: Promising a Bright Future

Red Lake Solar Project: Promising a Bright Future

The Red Lake Solar Project is a comprehensive energy initiative with potential to change the energy game for the Red Lake Nation while creating local jobs as well as appeal for new industries to move to the region. Bob Blake is Executive Director of Native Sun Community Power Development. He’s a member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe and owner of Solar Bear, a solar installation company based in the Twin Cities. He joined the morning show to discuss the progress and promise of the Red Lake Solar Project and he explained how it’s a modern day progression of traditional Ojibwe culture and tradition.


Minnesota Music Notes Featuring John Magnuson

Minnesota Music Notes Featuring John Magnuson

This week on Minnesota Music notes Brett Carter features Minnesota singer songwriter John Magnuson. John Magnuson released Barely Noticeable, a 13 song album in November of 2020. As part of his musical journey, Magnuson played guitar with Twin Cities band The Carpetbaggers when they toured with Son Volt and shared stage with bands like Los Lobos, Alison Krauss and the Gear Daddies.


Centerstage Minnesota, April 9, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota, April 9, 2021

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Miriam Tell, Sarah Morris, Benjamin Miller, Chastity Brown, Dessa, Bad Bad Hats, Alicia Corbett and more.


Nashville musican Caitlin Evanson joins Roadhouse

Nashville musican Caitlin Evanson joins Roadhouse

A few weeks ago we spoke with Jerry Vandiver about his role as “Jerry Berry” on his new kid’s album, “Let’s Go Outside!”


Thunder Bay’s first roundabout to feature a medicine wheel design

Thunder Bay’s first roundabout to feature a medicine wheel design

A new roundabout in Thunder Bay will be designed like a medicine wheel. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Thunder Bay City Councilor Shelby Ch’ng about the roundabout and the importance of the design.


Struggling to adjust to daylight saving time? An expert explains why

Struggling to adjust to daylight saving time? An expert explains why

Seems like the spring time change is hard for lots of people. Dr. Michael Howell, a sleep specialist, and professor at the U of MN joined Ann to talk about why exactly the time change is so difficult and what to do about it.


Jerry Vandiver talks new album made for kids

Jerry Vandiver talks new album made for kids

Nashville musicians Jerry Vandiver and Caitlin Evanson, also known as Jerry Berry and Camper Cait, are just out with a fun new album of music for kids. It’s called “Let’s Go Outside!”


MHB – Variety Show

MHB – Variety Show

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Lot of variety on this episode, including tunes by Two Tone, Anne Deming and Curtis & Loretta. And we report on Leinenkugel’s plan to give free beer to all vaccinated folks. All on MHB!

(Aired 04/08/2021)


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