Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Gina Marie Bernard grew up in northern Minnesota and teaches high school english in Bemidji. She credits her mother and grandmother with teaching her all the important lessons that she is still exploring in her poetry. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.
Eclectic Ensemble is an ambient and improvisational group that runs on solar power and transports all its gear by bicycle. The group has been performing its Music of the Sun project for two years, and was recorded live at Minnehaha Falls last summer. Awarded a 2011 Community Arts Grant, the trio will perform at outdoor locations across the Twin Cities from May through October. Hear selections from Music of the Sun, as well as commentary from band members Tim Donahue, Charlie Hendrickson and John Vance. Produced for KFAI by Nancy Sartor and Dan Zamzow.