Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities

18 Unique Stations from Border to Border

Soul Birth

After a tumultuous week, we’re joined by one of the only Black male doulas in the state, William Moore. With a high percentage of Black women still dying from difficulties during birth, the importance of community advocates is more crucial now than ever.


EP206 Jessie Mae Hemphill

Jessie Mae Hemphill was a 4th generation Mississippi musician who learned how to play music from her granddaddy (as she called him).

EP205 A.C. Reed

Aaron Corthen was more commonly known in the Blues music world as A.C. Reed and was heard on countless recordings as a contributing saxophone player.

EP204 John Primer Hard Times

“Hard Times” is the title of this 2022 album by veteran Bluesman John Primer and is aptly named for our current time.

Watermark Pop-Up Market

Katie Carter talks to Leah Grunzke, the outreach coordinator at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji. They talk about the Center’s first ever outdoor pop-up market featuring hand-crafted goods from the region’s finest artisans, local musicians and food. The first of many pop-up markets to be held on Watermark’s south lawn.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Charlotte Helgeson, Director of the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks, MN, shares all the exciting news of Campbell, including “kite time” in Northwest Minnesota!

The Untold Story of Doctor Rex Veeder and His Work

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack pays homage and respect to Doctor Rex Veeder, who passed away on September 2nd at a hospice in Arizona. A friend and mentor to numerous over his years with the SCSU English Department, Veeder’s creativity brought science and art together in surprising and effective ways that not only changed lives, but also saved lives. Joining Rex’s own words from KVSC features out of the past, local musician Leon Laudenbach talks about the Headwaters Blues Opry and political activist Justin Michael talks about the Survive and Thrive conference and journal in this glimpse into what it means to “Do This Work.”


Tune in for local storytellers and great music on Stay Human, Sunday at 5, and Monday at 8 am. This week, stories of finding work-arounds, playing the hand you’re dealt and keeping it on the road, with Terry O’Brien, Rich McClear, Dan Hegstad and others. Keep on keepin’ on, with Stay Human.

Blue Trailings: Sparks and Cinders

Anthony Swann’s newest collection of poetry, Blue Trailings: Sparks and Cinders takes readers on a journey thru the jazz world that only a person who has experienced something from the inside can. The book is a whole vibe of a reading experience, a look at a world and scene Anthony is uniquely situated to share. From living in the Mission District in San Francisco and following the jazz scene there, to working as a cook on a passenger train following music across the country, to owning a jazz coffee shop and traveling to South America to lap up the beats there, Anthony’s soulful poems envelop a reader and groove right off the page simultaneously.

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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation