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Northwest MN Foundation: ISO Landlords with Heart

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation seeks landlords to take part in their Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund initiative that aims to help homeless youth in their transition to becoming successful renters. Northwest Minnesota Foundation serves Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties as well as the Red Lake and the White Earth Nations. Margaret Krueger, Program Officer with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation was joined by participating landlord Kyle Baril to discuss the goals and benefits of the program in this conversation with All Thing Considered host Katie Carter.


Call for Artists: Umbrellas of Unity

Umbrellas of Unity is a collaborative installation that will fill the ceiling of the Kaul Gallery at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji this August. Painter Mary Therese thought of the idea as a means of salve and healing in times of societal unrest. Artists interested in contributing to this unique exhibit are invited to submit their design concepts to the Watermark by May 6th. Selected artists will receive necessary paints, markers, and the umbrella that will ultimately become part of this thematic show!


SXSW Showcase

In this episode of Real College Podcast we tag along with our host Casey McCabe as he takes us on a trip to SXSW in the heart of Austin, TX. In the first ever Real College Podcast SXSW Showcase you will hear from the following artists: Cindy Cane, the Free Radicals, Jane N The Jungle, Minimal Schlager, OJO, Sofia Talvik, The Aquadolls, and The Heavy Hours!

They will be answering the following questions:
1:06-Introduce yourself, what has your SXSW experience been like so far?
14:25-Describe your sound, what music inspires you to create?
29:00-What songs would you recommend to a first time listener?
35:42-What is coming next?
44:26-How can we find you and your music online?


What We’re Reading, April 2022

We hear from Minnesota writer Rachel Braugham–her new book is called Widowland, Tiffanie Drayton’s new book is called Black American Refugee, it’s an indictment of the so-called American Dream; writer and popculture critic Chuck Klosterman deconstructs the 90s in his new book, The Nineties; Kim Fay tells us about her charming new book Love & Saffron–a story about friendship, food, and love, told through the letters of two friends; and children’s librarian Tracy Kampa has 4 new must-read books to tell us about.


MN High School Speech: Bemidji’s Frenzel and Cordts head to state!

Among the 336 kids competing at the MN State AA Speech Tournament today will be Amy Frenzel and Ev Cordts from Bemidji. Hear all about what they love about competing in speech and what it takes slay their categories of Discussion and Extemporaneous Reading in this Area Voices!


Art Explodes in Northwest Minnesota!

Mara Hanel, Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) shares details of exciting art events underway, annual awards for artists – to include a 5-thousand dollar prize – and grant deadlines to help fund the arts in northwest Minnesota!


Ask the Wake, Pt 3

In the conclusion to this special three part collaborative series with the Wake Magazine we will be bringing you answers to the following questions: I want to date my friend who just got out of a relationship what do I do? And why do people cheat?

1:12-I want to date my friend who just got out of a relationship-Noah Zimmerman,
18:56-Why do people cheat?-Tanya Martinez


Support the Arts in the North Star State!

Mark Albers of the St. Paul, MN based Minnesota Citizens for the Arts shares his thoughts on post-pandemic culture and arts in Minnesota.


Ask the Wake, Pt 2

In part two of this special three part collaborative series with the Wake Magazine we will be bringing you answers to the following questions: How do I study better? How do I stop my roommate from playing podcasts out loud? And how do I navigate queer relationships in such a heteronormative world?

1:12-How do I study better?-Brandon Wetterlin,
26:00-How do I stop my roommate from playing podcasts out loud?-Emma Morris,
32:30-How do I navigate queer relationships in such a heteronormative world?-Shannon Brault


The Audacity to be Asian in Rural America: We Owe You No Apologies

Nancy X Valentine grew up in Fergus Falls, MN after her American father, Chinese mother, and brother moved from China to the United States while she was in utero. Her exhibit the Audacity to be Asian in Rural America: We Owe You No Apologies will be at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN until the end of May. Learn about the show, inspirations, symbolism, process, and how it’s affected gallery visitors in this Area Voices!


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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation