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.
1984 – Prince jotted off the song “Nothing Compares 2 U” in the spare moments between promoting his new album Purple Rain and preparing for his big screen debut. Six years later, Sinead O’Connor reimagined the song and made it a hit. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
1936 – The Marx Brothers—Chico, Harpo and Groucho—arrived in Duluth. In overcoats. In July. The comedians heard it was cold up there. But they stuck around for three nights to try out their new script with local audiences, A Day at the Races. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
In 1978, Brenda Spencer just wanted to meet John Lennon. She’d traveled from Minnesota to join the other fans that hung outside his New York apartment building. Lennon not only put in an appearance but gave her a new nickname. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
Mary Welsh was not only Ernest Hemingway’s fourth (and last) wife but also his literary executor. But critics sniffed at the idea of this lumberman’s daughter from Bemidji editing her great husband’s memoir A Moveable Feast.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Songs with SMILE in the title, including a new composition by Greg Connor & Carl Unbehaun, plus scads of tunes that’ll make you smile. Two tunes by new artists, Manny & Debbie Cortez, and a few non-smiling songs tossed in. Plus we report on the the Northwest Brewfest held in Thief River Falls last weekend–all on MHB!
The new song by NUNNABOVE is called “Connection.” NUNNABOVE is a group of four brothers and sisters from Woodbury who perform and record their own brand of pop. When Phil Nusbaum visited with the group, the talked turned to how NUNNABOVE fans were really liking the musical introduction to Connection.
On today’s show, we turn the microphone on each other! No guest today… instead, we ask each other some questions about our own purpose and passions, starting with music. Cole tells some stories about discovering his love for making music and the many mentors who helped him on his path. Leah shares a sweet story of her first solo singing performance in kindergarten, and how she is passing her passion along to her son.
This remix of a previous show features two Afghan organizers who give us a brief lesson on the history of Afghanistan and colonization. We talk about the US interference that caused the recent Taliban takeover of Kabul and how it is impacting the vast Afghan diaspora. IG: @HandsOffAfghanistan