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.
Environmental sound artist Philip Blackburn records outdoor sounds, creates large-scale activities for untrained musicians, and presents unusual public sound experiences. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel met with Blackburn, who has worked with the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, the Minnesota Science Museum, and Public Art St. Paul.
Jon Strom can make a lot of things from wood: from spoons and bowls to entire homes to amazing fine-art sculpture. He lives in the Northwoods in an off-the-grid log house of his own design. His sculptures most often depict people and the relationships between them. He was part of a group exhibition at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids this past June, and he spoke a bit about his work at the opening reception: