When the future of an iconic music venue is on the line, artists and music lovers haven’t just stood around. Producer Colleen Cowie reports from Minneapolis, where a group of volunteers have created the First Love Project: a compilation album that gives back to the famed music venue, First Avenue.
I’m really getting restless now, let’s get on with it! Hit the re-set button with me today on Stay Human. Gail Blackmer makes room for the new by doing the Swedish Death Clean. John Erickson considers bowling alone vs. bowling together, Lissa King Sumption grows lettuce in the basement, and Jason Scorich on the road not taken.
Annie Mack says that the music of the church and protest go hand in hand. You hear those influences and more in Annie’s new recording project. We’ll listen to a bit of the title song, Testify, and then Annie talks about the inspiration for the project.
Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.
Matthew Ecklund is the captain of the Hjordis at North House Folk School and has built a long and interesting career combining sailing expertise and boatbuilding with education.
Joe Friedrichs is just out with a book about Janice Matichuk, Quetico’s longest-serving interior ranger. The book is called Her Island. Ann spoke with Joe about the new book and the challenging process that went into putting it together.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Lots of variety on this episode, including songs by new artists Chris Holm, Jake Hamond and Ron Arsenault and Canadian phenom, William Prince. And we report on five very strange beers–all on MHB!
Can America move forward? Can we “heal” without honesty?
The Counter Stories crew share their reactions to the events that unfolded in the US Capitol on January 6th examining the intersections of race, religion and history, and how these powerful elements have repeatedly been used to subjugate the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.