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MN Reads: “The Ski Jumper,” a novel by Peter Geye

The North 1033’s Chris Harwood speaks with Peter Geye, the author of The Ski Jumpers, a novel published in 2022 by University of Minnesota Press. Geye talks about his own experience as a ski jumper and, in turn, both the dreams and the metaphor it creates for the story’s protagonist, Jon Bargaard, who reflects on his life and memories as he deals with a terminal illness.


MN Reads: “A Common Thirst” by Gary Boelhower, Illustrated by Sarah Brokke

Gary Boelhower talks about his Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards nominated children’s book “A Common Thirst”


“Rafferty’s Last Case” by Larry Millett

Larry Millett talks about his new book “Rafferty’s Last Case”


“Where the Deer Dream” by Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann talks about her Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards nominated novel “Where the Deer Dream”


MN Reads: “Seven Aunts” by Staci Lola Drouillard

Joy and tears were both a part of the experience for author Staci Lola Drouillard in writing the 2022 release Seven Aunts published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Drouillard’s book focuses on seven of her aunts “holding home and family together.” The stories also explore some undefined (until now) concepts and tropes regarding the female experience; terms such as “mothersistering” and “chronic femininity” will be foreign at first glance, but conceptually familiar to readers.


Conservation Corps MN/IA with Hollis Emery

Today on DCK, we learn about Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa, which is an AmeriCorps agency that provides opportunities for young people to work in conservation and natural resources, disaster response or to lead youth and volunteer groups. Today we hear from Program Director Hollis Emery. Hollis, tells us a little about the history behind Conservation Corps, what they do, and some exciting new opportunities they have to offer. I’m Bill Stoneberg, with Conservation Corps Program Director Hollis Emery, on DCK.
Original air date: 05/30/22.

Culture Clique is written and produced by KQAL on the campus of Winona State University and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Joy Labs Part Two with Tricia Wehrenberg

Today on Art Beat we talked with Tricia Wehrenberg, a youth services librarian from the Winona Public Library to hear more about their collaboration with the Joy Labs. The project is focusing on creating a positive space for youth in Winona while emphasizing an increase in mental health programming. She talked all about the project, why mental health awareness is important, as well as how and where to learn more about the collaboration. I’m Brylee Harris, stick around as we hear more about mental health, art-based programming from Tricia Wehrenberg today on Art Beat.

Original Air Date: 04/12/22.
Art Beat is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Joy Labs with Sarah Johnson

Today on Art Beat we talked with Sarah Johnson, the Joy Labs Founder to hear more about their collaboration with the Winona Public Library. The project is focusing on creating a positive space for youth in Winona while emphasizing an increase in mental health programming. She talked all about the project, what mental health means to her, and the benefits that this project will bring. I’m Brylee Harris, stick around as we hear more about mental health, art-based programming from Sarah Johnson today on Art Beat.
Original Air Date: 04/05/22.
Art Beat is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Mr. Music in Northwest Minnesota!

Crookston, MN native Phil McKenzie has an impressive portfolio of educational degrees and high-profile experience within the world of music! His journey and his strong support of the arts in Minnesota is told in a humble way…… of gratitude.


First Friday Cont’d: Bemidji, Brainerd, and Jeremy Messersmith!

It’s spring! Yay! Creative energy is in the air all over northern Minnesota! In this segment, we continue our conversations about first Friday arts events with updates on new exhibits in Brainerd and Bemidji and a conversation with singer songwriter Jeremy Messersmith who has been working with students young and old in the Brainerd area this week. Jeremy will perform at Central Lakes College tonight at 7pm!


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