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Playlist: What's Good Ampers?

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A weekly updated collection of great programming from AMPERS and it's 18 Member stations!

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Short programs

'Dark Sky Memories' from Grand Portage

From WTIP | Part of the Arts and Culture series | 09:56

Shelley McIntire is a longtime resident of Cook County and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

She describes herself as being “retired, a former librarian, an Indian land and history researcher and a photographer.”

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Shelley McIntire is a longtime resident of Cook County and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

She describes herself as being “retired, a former librarian, an Indian land and history researcher and a photographer.”

She is also in love with the night sky.

In this collection of short stories, McIntire reflects on memories from her life involving the night sky and northern lights.

This piece was produced for WTIP by Joe Friedrichs. It will be shared during an event at North House Folk School in Grand Marais on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8:30 p.m. The event will highlight the photographs of local photographer Travis Novitsky, who is also McIntire’s cousin.

Music accompanying this piece was composed, performed and provided by northern Minnesota based and award-winning musician Michael Monroe. The songs performed, in order of their appearance and numbered by McIntire’s stories, are:

Melting Wintersong  / Michael Monroe
Hibernation / Wintersong  / Michael Monroe
Something for Now IF / Michael Monroe
Melting / Wintersong / Michael Monroe
Something For Now / IF / Michael Monroe
Dawn Moon  / As Far As I Can See / Michael Monroe
Hibernation Wintersong / Michael Monroe

More on Michael Monroe’s music can be found by clicking here to michaelmonroemusic.com.

DejaJoelle: Finding Yourself Through Dance and Ritual

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 05:12

DejaJoelle is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer based in West African movement. Her work revolves around living and teaching self love, focusing on the body and guiding others to heal from past traumas. She is also the Artistic Director of the dance company BLAQ that incorporates American Sign Language (ASL) into its movement vocabulary.

Dejajoelle_photo_by_bobby_rogers_small DejaJoelle is an interdisciplinary artist and dancer based in West African movement. Her work revolves around living and teaching self love, focusing on the body and guiding others to heal from past traumas. She is also the Artistic Director of the dance company BLAQ that incorporates American Sign Language (ASL) into its movement vocabulary.

Let's Visit Dorset: Crystal Zachary

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Let's Visit series | 10:21

This summer we visited Dorset, MN and fell in love with the tiny resort community known as the Restaurant Capital of the World. Bicycle friendly with food options galore, it is the perfect summer stop. When winter sets in most of the restaurants close other than the Chicken Coop. Listen to these Let's Visit segments to learn about one of the weirdest mayoral races we've heard of, what life is like growing up in Dorset and much more!

Dorset_pizza_small This summer we visited Dorset, MN and fell in love with the tiny resort community known as the Restaurant Capital of the World. Bicycle friendly with food options galore, it is the perfect summer stop. When winter sets in most of the restaurants close other than the Chicken Coop. Listen to these Let's Visit segments to learn about one of the weirdest mayoral races we've heard of, what life is like growing up in Dorset and much more!

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From Radio K | Part of the Behind the Scenes with MN Musicians: Off-Mic & On-Camera series | 11:10

OKnice grooved into the studio http://www.radiok.org/instudios/) to talk about Winter tapes, vinyl crackle, and their Grandma! Recorded 12.20.19 at Radio K. http://radiok.org

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Bark life

From WTIP | Part of the North Woods Phenology series | 11:00

There are a number of organisms that live inside or on trees, including algae, mosses, and lichens.

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There are a number of organisms that live inside or on trees, including algae, mosses, and lichens. 

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about "bark life" in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

Who was Espagnol?

From WTIP | Part of the The Lake Superior Project series | 09:17

Grand Portage and Grand Marais were once fur trade posts, and the journals of several fur trade clerks mention an Anishinaabe tribal leader named Espagnol.

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Grand Portage and Grand Marais were once fur trade posts, and the journals of several fur trade clerks mention an Anishinaabe tribal leader named Espagnol. In this edition of WTIP’s ongoing series, The Lake Superior Project, author Tim Cochrane talks with producer Martha Marnocha about what is known about Espagnol.

More information about Espagnol and the fur trade history of our area can be found in Tim Cochrane's book Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais - Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade, published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Ghost Plant

From WTIP | Part of the North Woods Phenology series | 08:24

Monotropa uniflora, known to many as Indian Pipe or Ghost Plant is a perennial wildflower found throughout the United States. However, according to the U.S. Forest Service, it's not a commonly encountered wildflower.

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Monotropa uniflora, known to many as Indian Pipe or Ghost Plant is a perennial wildflower found throughout the United States.  However, according to the U.S. Forest Service, it's not a commonly encountered wildflower.

There have been some sightings of this white wildflower in our area recently.  WTIP's CJ Heithoffs talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Indian Pipes in this edition of North Woods Phenology.


Longer programs

Daniel Johnston, Dining Hall Teamsters, & More

From Radio K | Part of the Real College Podcast series | 23:11

Hear what's bubbling in the dining hall kitchen, from an artist at the MIA, and special from the Radio K vaults, an interview and performance from Indie pioneer Daniel Johnston. 0:47 - Dining Hall Union - by Casey McCabe | 7:15 - In Between/Underneath - by Ben Halom | 14:36 - Daniel Johnston - by Lizzie Ritchie.

Dinng_small Hear what's bubbling in the dining hall kitchen, from an artist at the MIA, and special from the Radio K vaults, an interview and performance from Indie pioneer Daniel Johnston. 0:47 - Dining Hall Union - by Casey McCabe | 7:15 - In Between/Underneath - by Ben Halom | 14:36 - Daniel Johnston - by Lizzie Ritchie.

Live From Minnesota: Lady Midnight

From KFAI | Part of the Live from Minnesota series | 29:08

Lady Midnight is a Twin Cities-based synth-pop musician. On this recording at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, she was backed up by DJ Sophia Eris. This "Live from Minnesota" was recorded by Ryan Mach and was mixed and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI. Lady Midnight's debut album, "Death Before Mourning" was released in May of 2019.

Lady_midnight_enloe_small Lady Midnight is a Twin Cities-based synth-pop musician. On this recording at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, she was backed up by DJ Sophia Eris. This "Live from Minnesota" was recorded by Ryan Mach and was mixed and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI. Lady Midnight's debut album, "Death Before Mourning" was released in May of 2019.

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island Art Exhibit

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Area Voices series | 13:27

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States - jewelry, beadwork, multi-media pieces, oil paintings, clothing and much more. Highlighting the epidemic of violence against native women, the artists tell their own stories and those of impacted women, families and communities thru their artwork. In doing so, they are raising awareness of the ongoing issue that affects so many native families.

We spoke with Angela Two Stars on the morning show about the exhibit, the epidemic of violence against native women, and the impact the traveling art experience has had on viewers thus far.

Bring_her_home_1_small Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States - jewelry, beadwork, multi-media pieces, oil paintings, clothing and much more. Highlighting the epidemic of violence against native women, the artists tell their own stories and those of impacted women, families and communities thru their artwork. In doing so, they are raising awareness of the ongoing issue that affects so many native families. We spoke with Angela Two Stars on the morning show about the exhibit, the epidemic of violence against native women, and the impact the traveling art experience has had on viewers thus far.

From Soup to Nuts, it's the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks, MN!

From KSRQ | Part of the Community Voices series | 13:44

Campbell Library Director Charlotte Helgeson reveals the hottest new books of the week and what to do when you're" bored"; the antidote is "board" games!

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The Untold Story of Edwin “Bud” Nakasone’s Experience with the US Army's Secret Language School During WWII at the Stearns History Museum

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:20

In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack attends a presentation at the Stearns History Museum by retired Army Colonel Edin “Bud” Nakasone as he recounts witnessing the attacks on Pearl Harbor as a child from his rural Hawaiian home. Nakasone also spoke about his eventual service to the United States, including time spent at Fort Snelling as part of the US Army’s Military Intelligence Service Language School.

This presentation is a part of the partnership between the Stearns History Museum and the Smithsonian Institute’s Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans & World War II and Minnesota’s Secret Language School.

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.

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In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack attends a presentation at the Stearns History Museum by retired Army Colonel Edin “Bud” Nakasone as he recounts witnessing the attacks on Pearl Harbor as a child from his rural Hawaiian home.  Nakasone also spoke about his eventual service to the United States, including time spent at Fort Snelling as part of the US Army’s Military Intelligence Service Language School. 

This presentation is a part of the partnership between the Stearns History Museum and the Smithsonian Institute’s Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans & World War II and Minnesota’s Secret Language School.

This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant.