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18 Unique Stations from Border to Border

Minnesota Arts, Culture and History programs created from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

EP221 Janis and Jorma 1964

An Historic early recording of Janis Joplin and Jorma Kaukonen

Granite City Radio Theater Season 11 Episode 3 with Special Musical Guest Becky Schlegel

In our spring edition of Season 11 of the Granite City Radio Theater, the comedy, drama, and music reflected the changing of the seasons . . . which don’t actually seem to be changing because there still snow everywhere.

Special Musical Guest Becky Schlegel joined house band Collective Unconscious for some lovely harmonies as well as a valiant effort during Dan Barth’s Trivia Challenge where she joined Shade’s Brigade actress Shanan Custer in an attempt at taking down defending champion, SCSU Professor Juli Pitzer in some Oscar Awards Trivia. Little did anyone know that Dr. Pitzer has a PhD in Film Studies . . . so that went well!

Speaking of Shade’s Brigade, the whole crew tried to foil a train robbery, but it got messy . . . real messy. So messy that they ended up on Mystique Island where things got really, really weird!

And of course, there was plenty of comedy with a look at marriage through Wild Matrimonia, the Frozen Entrée Enthusiasts took over the River’s Edge Convention Center, SuccessCo brought us more products that we ought to buy, the Mayor was once again very honorable, and we set to music the yearly ice fishing dilemma about when and how to clear the ice.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 3 for our Season 11 Finale with musical guest Dave Simonett.

This program was made possible through support from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Thank you voters from 2008!

Anishinaabe Bizindamoo Makak – Episode 19 – Nancy Jones, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations

Erik Redix talks with Nancy Jones, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nations elder and language teacher. She talks about the spiritual power of women, finding Eagle feathers and why the Cedar tree is significant for Ojibwe families.

Traveling the Old North Shore – Kristine Monker

Monker Lake is a small and somewhat unremarkable lake located near Grand Marais. It was named for Claus and Kristine Monker, early Scandinavian homesteaders in the area.


Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

Halloween Throwback

In this episode of Real College Podcast we bring you back to half a year ago, a time without snow, and a time without worry in our Halloween throwback episode! With pieces about Halloween candy, spooky music, and divine terror. Alongside a zoo trip and music fundamental to balance out the spookier pieces.

1:25 – Halloween Candy History – Andrew Kicmol
7:30 – Spooky Music – Brandon Wetterlin
16:30 – Divine Terror – Quinn McClurg
23:46 – Zoo Trip! – Henry Ulrich
30:45 – Siouxsie and the Banshees Fundamental – Brandon Wetterlin


It’s our monthly VARIETY SHOW, featurning Turn Turn Turn, Bad Bad Hats, Dave Sandersfeld, Debbie Anthony and more. Plus we report on last week’s open mic at TJ’s Tavern in Oklee–all on MHB!

(Aired 3/16/2023)

The Untold Story of the Great River Children’s Museum with Cassie Miles

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Cassie Miles from the Great River Children’s Museum. The museum is continuing to develop its location in downtown St. Cloud and will soon be a destination for families, learning, and fun with a variety of exhibits and activities. Information on their timeline and ways to help can be found online at greatrivercm.org.

This program was made possible through support from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

A 1972 Thief River Falls, MN Movie Premier….for the Second Time in 2023!

The 1972 snowmobile action movie “It Ain’t Easy” is making a “second” enhanced premier on Saturday, March 18th in the same theater as the original showing. It’s a “forward to the past” encounter with guests Michael Hurley and Mark Johnson.

Veteran Voices Episode 10

Orin Petterson

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