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.
Chuck Thiel has been on the Midwest Polka and Old-Time Music radar for well over fifty years with his band the Jolly Ramblers. The band has been a family family affair of sorts throughout its existence. Early on, Chuck learned under the watchful eye of his father Albert and later Chuck passed his musical education onto his son Jason. Find out more about this very talented man and his commitment to keeping this music alive.
In 1921, just one year after women were given the right to vote, Maude Armatage ran for Commissioner of the Minneapolis Park Board. She won the seat and held the position for three decades, retiring at 81-years-old. Recognized for her collaborative work between the park board and the school board, she was a civic leader devoted to environment and education. Dan Greenwood produced this story for KFAI.