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Minnesota’s Women Of Song #8

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Joni Peterson produces this monthly spotlight that focuses on some of the many women singers, songwriters, and musicians who have roots in Minnesota.

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Grab Bag #6 When Will We Act?

On this episode, we vent about where we are as the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder coincides with a recent string of mass shootings raising the question, when will enough be enough?


Native Lights – Joseph Nayquonabe Jr.’s Gift for Strengthening Tribal Economies

On today’s show, we talk with Joseph Nayquonabe Jr. (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) who is the CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, a role where he uncovers new business opportunities as well as overseeing the band’s existing businesses. He is also an avid runner, basketball player, and Ojibwe language learner.


“Fry-Day” on a Wednesday at Campbell!

Director Charlotte Helgeson has the latest on a fried “system”, and other literary news from the Campbell Public Library in East Grand Forks, MN.


Strong Rural Women on Climate: Gathering to Listen and Learn

We decided to turn in a new direction for the next round of Strong Women focus groups. We know that all around the world women and girls are making enormous contributions to creating solutions to the climate crisis we currently face. It’s not a big surprise that the most promising solutions to the climate crisis are rooted in feminist principles. Principles such as collaboration, connection, creativity, compassion, empathy, and regeneration. The solutions are putting us on a trajectory that is live giving and life sustaining. Solutions that honor the fact that we are all connected to each other and the earth, come from a place of compassion, generate greater empathy and see regeneration and healing as the goal.

Since the climate crisis is inescapable, we know we have no time to waste and want to learn about and highlight what rural women are doing to help end the climate crisis.

The climate crisis is the largest challenge humans have ever faced.

We asked the women in the focus group both how they are thinking about the climate crisis and what ways do they see a feminist approach being part of the solution? And, how do they feel about it?

The group was full of activists, educators, experts, environmentalists, healers, problem solvers, scientists, and agents of change.


Gardening

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of gardening season in Northern Minnesota. Our contributor, author Aaron Brown, is one reluctant gardener.


Would You Like Hot Dish With That Murder?

Jeanne Cooney developed her writing skills within the legal system. Upon retiring her thoughts were to write with humor, mystery and a healthy dose of hot dish! Find out more!


Northern Voices: Episode 41 – Dudley Edmondson EPISODE

I’m excited to share words from Northern Minnesota’s Dudley Edmondson. Dudley authored, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places,” which features profiles of African Americans enjoying the outdoors, professionally or as a hobby. He creates films, he’s a public speaker, and he photographs nature.

Dudley chose to move to the Duluth area for the environment – for the woods and wildlife. The landscape of the north weaves together with his work and lifestyle. He’s currently working on a new project focusing on environmental justice for All.

Though I’ll only briefly touch on a few particulars of the project, what leads up to it is Dudley’s perspective and the history of the United States. The outdoors is for everyone. We are all affected by the future of the environment and climate, and solutions to current and future environmental issues require diversity and inclusion of voices and thought.


Northern Voices: Episode 41 – Dudley Edmondson PREVIEW

I’m excited to share words from Northern Minnesota’s Dudley Edmondson. Dudley authored, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places,” which features profiles of African Americans enjoying the outdoors, professionally or as a hobby. He creates films, he’s a public speaker, and he photographs nature.

Dudley chose to move to the Duluth area for the environment – for the woods and wildlife. The landscape of the north weaves together with his work and lifestyle. He’s currently working on a new project focusing on environmental justice for All.

Though I’ll only briefly touch on a few particulars of the project, what leads up to it is Dudley’s perspective and the history of the United States. The outdoors is for everyone. We are all affected by the future of the environment and climate, and solutions to current and future environmental issues require diversity and inclusion of voices and thought.


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