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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.


EP201 Reflecting Back

A look back at the past 200 episodes of “Cruising the Blues With Mr. Jack”.


EP200 The Chris Duarte Group

Chris Duarte hails from Texas and has a great defining sound all his own in the Blues Rock genre.


EP199 The 1991 Chicago Blues Fest P2

Part 2 of the opening night of the 8th Annual Chicago Blues Fest held on Friday, June 14th, 1991.


EP198 The 1991 Chicago Blues Fest P1

A trip back in time to 1991 and the 8th Annual Chicago Blues Fest.


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!


First Friday Grand Rapids!

Every first Friday of the month we check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids to find out what will be happening on First Friday. Katie did not disappoint today! Artists in the attic, reading challenges, live music, a printmaking workshop and and exhibit that consists of 98 pieces, each less than 10″ in size! All that and a soon-to-be ice cream truck make this First Friday in May pretty magical!


The Good Stuff

This week on Stay Human, we’re breaking out the good stuff: stories about the things that we just can’t let go of, things found and lost and found again, and the stuff we’ve still got when we’ve gotten rid of all that other stuff. An hour of story and song on Stay Human.


Counter Stories: Foster Awareness

May is Foster Awareness month. Hoang Murphy joins the crew to talk about his personal experience in the foster system and how his organization, Foster Advocates, is giving the power to the young people living this often-invisible reality. Guest: Hoang Murphy, Foster Advocates


The Lost Forty Tours Northern Minnesota

Brian Milller and Randy Gosa’s band, The Lost Forty, is all about melding arts with culture and history. Together, they’ve been on a mission to revive folk songs long dormant and nearly forgotten. This week The Lost Forty is touring northern Minnesota with a presentation that involves photographs, history, stories, and, of course, music. Brian Miller joined the morning show Wednesday to discuss his work with The Lost Forty, how they go about arranging songs from generations ago, how their presentations of music combined with history creates community connections, and much more.


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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation