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30 CLIP Last of the Better Days Ahead: Charlie Parr book reading

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Martin Luthor King Jr. Day With Johnathan Locust

Dr. Johnathan Locust, Associate Vice President of Equity & Inclusive Excellence joins KQAL’s Doug Westerman on Don’t Cha Know to discuss the importance of diversity and MLK Day.


MN Reads: “Hudson Bay Bound” by Natalie Warren

Author Natalie Warren talks about her book “Hudson Bay Bound”


Blooming Underground with Mai’a Williams

KQAL’s Jiovani Bermudez meets with Mai’a Williams to discuss her project, Blooming Underground. Blooming Underground is a centers on their relationship to the Driftless natural landscape, the sacredness of Black and First Nations’ lives and histories in this region and globally, the healing traditions that they learned from their grandmother and elders in rural South Carolina.
Original airdate: 11/08/22


MN Reads: “Break Point” by Sheri Brenden

Author Sheri Brenden talks about her new book “Break Point”


MN Reads: “Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Superior” by Kathy Groth

Author Kathy Groth talks about her 2021 book “Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Superior”


MN Reads: “Alphabet Jazz” by Paul Metsa

Paul Metsa talks about his new book “Alphabet Jazz”


MN Reads: “Not the Camilla We Knew” by Rachael Hanel

Author Rachael Hanel talks about her new book “Not the Camilla We Knew”


Last of the Better Days Ahead: Charlie Parr book reading

Many songs have a story to tell. Sometimes this message is clear other times it’s not. Sometimes it would be nice to know what the artist was thinking as they wrote the melodious poetry. On today’s Art Beat we get the opportunity to get a glimpse at the stories behind the works of local artist Charlie Parr with his new book Last of the Better Days Ahead. Charlies’ songs are unique for their gripping and emotional lyrics often accompanied by simple yet elegant strums of a guitar. Join us as we experience the works of Charlie Parr through a written medium on todays Art Beat.


Blooming Underground and Maia Williams

Local artist Maia Williams talks about Blooming Underground.


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