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.
BJ Gotchie explains the Firewise Program on the Leech Lake Reservation.
Since 1977, Zeitgeist has created and performed new music by living composers, and has commissioned more than 150 new works. Operating out of Studio Z in downtown St. Paul, the quartet includes Heather Barringer, percussionist and artistic co-director; Pat O’Keefe, woodwind player and artistic co-director; Patti Cudd, percussionist; and Shannon Wettstein, pianist. The group tours outside Minnesota and collaborates with artists of all types and genres to create new work that challenges the boundaries of traditional chamber music. This story was produced for KFAI by Dixie Treichel.