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River Arts Alliance With New Arts Administrator Johanna Rupprecht

Today on Don’t Cha Know we welcome Johanna Rupprecht to her new position as Arts Administrator at the River Arts Alliance in Winona.
Don’t Cha Know is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Original air date: 10/11/21.


What Do Trees Know with Emilio and Dante DeGrazia

Today on Don’t Cha Know we speak with Emilio and Dante DeGrazia, who are doing a performance art piece based on Emilio’s book of poetry by the same name. Dante, Emilio’s son composed and performs the music for the piece.
Don’t Cha Know is made possibly by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Original air date: 10/04/21.


Lee Gundersheimer and the Winona Fine Arts Comission

Today on Don’t Cha Know, we speak to Winona Arts and Culture Coordinator, Lee Gundersheimer about the Winona Fine Arts Commission.
Don’t Cha Know is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Original Air Date: 09/27/21.


Engage Winona Welcomes New Executive Director Marcia Ratliff

Today on Don’t Cha Know, we welcome Marcia Ratliff to her new position as the Executive Director of Engage Winona.
Don’t Cha Know is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Original air date: 09/20/21


The Untold Story of Artist Mick Benson and His Upcoming Exhibit at the Whit Gallery

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack dodges roving packs of grandmas as he follows artist and teacher Mick Benson through the hallways of Country Manor’s Waterford Apartments to talk about his watercolor paintings hanging throughout the building and his experiences that shaped his art. Benson will be having an exhibit and art sale at The Whit Gallery in downtown St. Cloud from November 1 through the 14th with a couple of opportunities to meet the 88 year old artist.

Those times and dates, however, are still variable depending upon health and other issues, so keep an eye on www.thewhitgallery.com for more information!


The Untold Story of the 6th Annual SCSU Alumni Artist Exhibit with Curator and Artist KOBI

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with artist, curator, and SCSU graduate KOBI about the 6th Annual Alumni Art Exhibit. On view now at the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud, “Impending: A World Without Ism’s” features numerous graduate artists from SCSU and their visions of a world where our differences are recognized, appreciated and valued. There will also be an artist reception for the exhibit on Friday, October 15 from 6 to 8 pm as part of the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl.


The Untold Story of “Am I Real?”, an EXTENDED Conversation about Star Trek Picard with SCSU Professor Mike Dando

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota EXTENDED INTERVIEW, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU English Professor Mike Dando about a recently published paper from him and some of his colleagues called “Am I Real?: Hybridity, Strategic Multiplicity, and Self-Actualization in Star Trek: Picard.” The paper offers an explanation of what it means to be inclusive, but it uses the age-old premise of science fiction that the best way to talk about something real is to use something unreal to do it.


The Untold Story of “Am I Real?”, a Conversation about Star Trek Picard with SCSU Professor Mike Dando

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU English Professor Mike Dando about a recently published paper from him and some of his colleagues called “Am I Real?: Hybridity, Strategic Multiplicity, and Self-Actualization in Star Trek: Picard.” The paper offers an explanation of what it means to be inclusive, but it uses the age-old premise of science fiction that the best way to talk about something real is to use something unreal to do it.

For a chance to hear an extended interview between Mike and Jeff as they seriously go full nerd on the topic as well as to get a preview of other upcoming papers from Dando and the “Khan Lang Writing Collective” you can find it on our website at KVSC.org under the podcasts and Untold Stories of Central Minnesota tab.


EP179 Memphis Minnie

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


The Untold Story of Detroit Pistons Team Psychologist Corey Yeager and the Smithsonian Exhibit “The Bias Inside Us”

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with visiting lecturer Dr. Corey Yeager, Team Psychologist from the Detroit Pistons.
Yeager will be in town on Thursday, September 9 speaking at 11:00 in SCUS’s Atwood Center as part of the Smithsonian exhibit “The Bias Inside Us.” We all have biases, and sometimes they are useful while at other times they really hold us back. Yeager and The Bias Inside Us are here to show us the difference and give us the tools to handle them appropriately.


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