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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis



Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November.

Soul-Study

Soul-Study

Anthony checks in with Georgia about the recent developments in the Mohamad Noor Case and talks with Dr. Kim Park Nelson, Ethnic Studies Professor at Winona State University about how important ethnic studies education is to our current moment of reckoning.


MHB – SMILE!

MHB – SMILE!

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!

(Aired 09/16/2021)


NUNNABOVE Releases New Single

NUNNABOVE Releases New Single

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.


A Brief Afghan History Lesson REMIX

A Brief Afghan History Lesson REMIX

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


EP179 Memphis Minnie

EP179 Memphis Minnie

Tribute to one of Blues music’s great contributors, Memphis Minnie.


Gillian & Amara Bedford: A legacy of creativity, positivity, and love

Gillian & Amara Bedford: A legacy of creativity, positivity, and love

Gillian Bedford has been painting and exhibiting for decades. Her most recent exhibit “Landscapes and Abstracts of the North Woods” is currently on view at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN. Her daughter Amara Bedford is showing her first solo art show “A Visual Celebration of Nature as our Healer” across the street at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids. They’ve been inspiring and supporting each other creatively for decades. In this Area Voices learn about their individual journeys with art, how their family life cultivated wonder, Amara’s focus on art as therapy, their individual styles and processes, and of course their exhibits!


Saluting the Goose in Middle River, MN!

Saluting the Goose in Middle River, MN!

Brianna Geer directs the on-stage performances of “The Outsider” in Middle River, during “the town’s annual “Goose Festival” where hundreds of people come to hunt goose and have family fun over seven days. Brianna is a music teacher in Karlstad, MN.


Continuing the Conversation: Critical Race Theory

Continuing the Conversation: Critical Race Theory

In this Area Voices segment, Magie Baumgartner discusses how being called a racist can be the beginning of critically important bridge-building as well as how Critical Race Theory expands understanding of history.


Drought of ’21

Drought of ’21

This is an old picture – we’d never risk leaving out a bird feeder (yes, that’s what that UFO-looking thing is), not this summer. Today on Stay Human, tales from the Drought of ’21 — how the critters are getting by, including the human critters: Terry O’Brien is crying in her garden, Scott Stowell reports from Ely on The Silence of the Lawns, and Matthew Miltich tells the story of “The Three Bears and We.”


Art and Repair on Lake Street

Art and Repair on Lake Street

The empty lot where the former Roberts Shoes Building once stood has become a lively art space connected to the community around Lake Street. KFAI’s Sheila Regan talked with artists involved with the Lake Street Truth Collective about how the empty lot has become a vibrant new center of artmaking and truth-telling.


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