During the span of 1912 to 1913 a most interesting individual captured the attention of the entire town of Winona, MN, Rockwell Kent. I honor of this Renaissance man, Winona, MN had Rockwell Kent in Winona A Centennial Celebration, which took place this February 6th-10th. Many activities took place including a symposium. Today we feature a talk by Beth Christensen on the connection between Rockwell Kent and Carl Ruggles. Carl Ruggles was a composer and a conductor. Today we’ll find out how Rockwell Kent and Carl Ruggles crossed paths. And how they influenced each other’s works. We now take you to part one of the Rockwell Kent symposium, with a forward by Taft Roberts, introducing us to the man known as Rockwell Kent.
WTIP’s Bob Carter spoke recently with Dr. Lorena M. Rios Mendoza, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, about her research into pollution by plastic particles in the Great Lakes. The particles not only affect water quality, they present dangers to fish and birds who ingest them.