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.
Kari Tauring: Author, singer, educator, runes reader and self proclaimed Völva — which is Nordic for “staff carrier”– definitely knows her way around Norwegian culture. With over twenty years of research and practice, Tauring combines her ancient Indo-European origins with her immigrant era heritage to help others discover unified folk soul through workshops and performances. Tauring was also featured on a popular Norwegian reality show “Alt For Norge”. Today we will venture into Norwegian culture with Kari Tauring and our host Anna Flores.
We know that laughter is the best medicine. What about laughs that fall on the other side of Minnesota Nice? The biting humor of University of Minnesota professor Julie Schumacher’s epistolary novel, “Dear Committee Member,” fits the bill. It won her the Thurber Prize for American Humor this year, and it’ll make you laugh ’til you hurt. KFAI’s Will Wright reports.