Today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota is Part 2 of Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack’s interview with Professor Jud Newborn in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. St. Cloud State University's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will host Newborn in Ritsche Auditorium on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00pm for his presentation titled “Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose Student Anti-Nazi Resistance--and Heroes in the Fight for Human Rights Today.”
Newborn will also be at the University of Minnesota at the St. Paul Student Center Theater on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00pm with the same lecture.
While Part 1 of our interview dealt mostly with the history of the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany, Part 2 touches Newborn’s personal connection to the Holocaust and his work in Poland during the Solidarity Movement in the 1980s; plus, we talk about trends within our current day political culture as well as modern “White Rosers” who are defying tyranny right now.
Jud Newborn’s book, “Sophie Scholl and the White Rose” has also just been rereleased as a 75th Anniversary Edition in honor of the execution by guillotine of the members of the White Rose in 1943.
Bemidji recently held its first Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters event. Attendees recognized the significant impact residential boarding schools have had on Indigenous communities. They shared stories, celebrated lives, sent prayers, and raised hope.
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! It’s our monthly tribute to members of the MN Association of Songwriters, all holiday tunes, including artists Colleen Dillion, Bob Muscovitz, Greg Connor and more!. And we report on a Denver beer called “Pretzel Assassin–all on MHB!
What is American art? And, who is considered an American Artist? Just a few of the questions we had as we welcome Dr. Kate Beane who will be taking up the position of Executive Director at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.