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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

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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.

Luxury Prison – “In Shame / Circular Living” (Live on Radio K)

Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic and On-Camera – featuring Luxury Prison

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – Girls’ Night Out

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – Girls’ Night Out

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! All female cast on this episode, including Annie Fitzgerald, Vicky Emerson, Kristine Wriding, and others. Plus, did you know that there’s a D.C. brewery that’s suing the US Government? Check it out on MHB!

(Aired 01/17/2019)

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The Untold Story of St. Cloud’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service

The Untold Story of St. Cloud’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service

In the first Untold Story of Central Minnesota of 2019, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Professor Deborah Leigh about the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday, January 21st beginning at 8:00 AM.

Now in its sixth year with over 20 local sponsors, the MLK Breakfast will feature a keynote address from bestselling author and award-winning journalist Wil Haygood, a biographer of numerous change-making African-Americans including Eugene Allen, the real-life inspiration for the film The Butler.

It’s more than just breakfast, however, as there will also be a variety of service opportunities and community networking opportunities. This annual event has grown so large that the organizers have had to move it off campus to the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. It remains free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can find links to that on our website at KVSC.org under the area events tab.

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MN Reads: “Double Exposure: Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s” by John Glanton

MN Reads: “Double Exposure: Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s” by John Glanton

The backstory of Double Exposure: Images of Black Minnesota in the 1940s is almost as compelling as the book itself.

It’s how a family discovered, after his death, that their engineer/musician father was a photographer and had told stories of a community in a way those stories had never been told before.

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MN Reads: “The Girl in Building C” by Mary Krugerud

MN Reads: “The Girl in Building C” by Mary Krugerud

We don’t hear a lot about tuberculosis today.

But at the turn of the 20th century, tuberculosis (also known as TB or consumption) was the leading cause of death in the US.

Of course, you didn’t hear much about it then, either, because of the stigma attached to the disease.

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MN Reads: “The Polar Bear Wish” by Lori Evert (and family!)

MN Reads: “The Polar Bear Wish” by Lori Evert (and family!)

The family team of author Lori Evert, photographer Per Breiehagen and their daughter Anya have released their sixth “Wish book” with The Polar Bear Wish.

It’s a magical story in itself, but a behind-the-scenes look at how it was created (a process beyond “photoshopping” Breiehagen calls “fairytaleshopping”) is almost as magical.

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MN Reads: “Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions” by Patrice Johnson

MN Reads: “Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions” by Patrice Johnson

The warm and whimsical Patrice Johnson recounts her Minnesota childhood as a Catholic kid in a household where children weren’t allowed in the kitchen, her “Lutheran envy,” and how bacon could perhaps be the key to bringing lutfisk* to new generations.

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MN Reads: “Prince: Before the Rain” by Allen Beaulieu

MN Reads: “Prince: Before the Rain” by Allen Beaulieu

Allen Beaulieu was happy when Prince asked him to shoot some cover photos for an upcoming album. (Frankly, he wasn’t a fan of the previous cover photos.)

But when Prince asked him to abandon his studio and go on the road with him, photographing the musician live in concert and behind the scenes, Beaulieu stepped into a completely new life.

PLAY | 14:20
MN Reads: “Beginnings: the Homeward Journey of Donovan Manypenny” by Thomas Peacock

MN Reads: “Beginnings: the Homeward Journey of Donovan Manypenny” by Thomas Peacock

Thomas Peacock says it was an idea he had years and years ago — but he says the first manuscript was “horrible.”

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