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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

PLAY | 22:01

Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November.

Odd Man Out jam on Wheels of Fire

Odd Man Out jam on Wheels of Fire

Odd Man Out features local musicians Drew Heinonen and Jonathan Steckelberg on guitar and bass respectively, along with Chris Paquette of Chicago on percussion. A childhood friend of Drew’s, Chris plays djembe drum and all sorts of diverse percussion in furious fashion. They join Will Moore and Ann Possis on the air as the first live musical guests on Wheels of Fire!

PLAY | 40:39
Scenic Route- Rob and Jill debut on WTIP

Scenic Route- Rob and Jill debut on WTIP

Rob and Jill are an Americana duo from Hibbing who bring lively tunes to any space they play in, with original music as well as covering songs by their friends and some of their favorite regional artists. Rob Wheeler and Jill Burkes chat with host Will Moore about their music and other interests including Tibetan singing bowls and kombucha.

PLAY | 31:20
MN Reads: “Picnic in Venice” by Konnie Ellis

MN Reads: “Picnic in Venice” by Konnie Ellis

The protagonist in Konnie Ellis’s book Picnic in Venice “finds her way in the world through art.”

PLAY | 13:33
MN Reads: “Kotimaa: Homeland” by Mark Munger

MN Reads: “Kotimaa: Homeland” by Mark Munger

Our guest this morning is Mark Munger, and he’s written the final chapter in his Finnish American trilogy, Kotimaa: Homeland.

PLAY | 10:42
MN Reads: “Christmas in Minnesota” edited by Marilyn Ziebarth and Brian Horrigan

MN Reads: “Christmas in Minnesota” edited by Marilyn Ziebarth and Brian Horrigan

“An embarassment of riches.”

That’s what retired MNHS Press editor Marilyn Ziebarth and exhibit curator Brian Horrigan had to wade through when they concieved of a book to tell the stories of Christmas in Minnesota through a variety of voices: old, new, men, women, contemporary and pre-statehood, funny, sad, poignant and more.

“Christmas in Minnesota,” edited by Marilyn Ziebarth and Brian Horrigan, is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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MN Reads: “A to Zåäö” by Tara Sweeney and Nate Christopherson

MN Reads: “A to Zåäö” by Tara Sweeney and Nate Christopherson

Curiosity, collaboration, the language we all speak – artist and author Tara Sweeney talks about it all.

PLAY | 15:11
Scenic Route – Pushing Chain round out the year

Scenic Route – Pushing Chain round out the year

North Shore favorites Pushing Chain have the distinction of being the last musical guests on Scenic Route of 2019 and the whole decade of the 2010s. Bump Blomberg and Adam Moe share hilarious stories and anecdotes while playing song from their latest record Sorrows Always Swim, and talk about big plans in 2020.

PLAY | 34:47
Kevin Buck on Scenic Route

Kevin Buck on Scenic Route

Kevin Buck is a guitarist from Duluth who uses an interesting vocal harmonizer to create rich, new versions of favorite songs in a “choir of angels” style. He joined Will Moore on the Scenic Route during a string of shows in Cook County.

PLAY | 22:50
Craig Carnahan and Julia Singer Klatt talk about “The Lingering Light of Day”

Craig Carnahan and Julia Singer Klatt talk about “The Lingering Light of Day”

“The Lingering Light of Day” is a new original choral piece commissioned for the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra’s annual Christmas Concert in Grand Marais. It was composed by Craig Carnahan with lyrics by Twin Cities poet Julia Klatt Singer. On the Scenic Route, Will Moore chats with both Carnahan and Singer by phone. They talk about how the collaborated on the piece, how the Grand Marais community’s input inspired much of the lyrical imagery, and what they find creatively compelling about the North Shore.

The world premiere of the piece was performed on December 8th at Bethelem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais.

PLAY | 24:01
Local luthier Drew Heinonen makes guitar from trees grown by Jimmy Carter

Local luthier Drew Heinonen makes guitar from trees grown by Jimmy Carter

Local luthier and musician Drew Heinonen has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime: a specially commissioned guitar made with a rare type of wood grown by former US President Jimmy Carter. Drew talks with host Will Moore about how he got involved with this unique series of instruments being made, and how he’s putting a Cook County twist on the guitar that still connects the back to the 39th President himself.

PLAY | 15:44

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