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Playlist: Jeff Carmack's Portfolio

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This is a collection of the long form feature stories that I have produced for KVSC Radio in accordance with the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Enjoy!

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Preperation for National History Day at SCSU's Miller Learning Resource Center

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:07

KVSC Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack reports on the Library Day held at St. Cloud State University for middle school students as they prepare for the National History Day competition.

Books_small KVSC News with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund presents a feature on the recent Library Day held on the St. Cloud State University campus at the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center.  The Library Day was a partnership between the SCSU History Department, the Minnesota Historical Society, and area middle school teachers to prepare students for the upcoming National History Day competition.

Saunter Along the St. Cloud Arts Crawl

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:35

On a late November 2009 Friday night, St. Cloud's downtown came to life with artists, musicians, and 800 people exploring the St. Cloud Art Crawl. KVSC's Artistic and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack took this interactive stroll too.

1_img_0467_small On a late November 2009 Friday night, St. Cloud's downtown came to life with artists, musicians, and 800 people exploring the St. Cloud Art Crawl.  KVSC's Artistic and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack took this interactive stroll too. He brings you an audio tour with Art Crawl organizers, artists, performers and spirited souls.

Go ahead, use your favorite digital device and saunter through downtown St. Cloud with us.  This production is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Saunter Along the St. Cloud Arts Crawl

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:35

On a late November 2009 Friday night, St. Cloud's downtown came to life with artists, musicians, and 800 people exploring the St. Cloud Art Crawl. KVSC's Artistic and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack took this interactive stroll too.

1_img_0467_small On a late November 2009 Friday night, St. Cloud's downtown came to life with artists, musicians, and 800 people exploring the St. Cloud Art Crawl.  KVSC's Artistic and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack took this interactive stroll too. He brings you an audio tour with Art Crawl organizers, artists, performers and spirited souls.

Go ahead, use your favorite digital device and saunter through downtown St. Cloud with us.  This production is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 28:26

This Minnesota Historical Society site is a focal point of Ojibwe culture in Minnesota and has been in existence for nearly 100 years. The museum and trading post offers many workshops and continues to be a meeting place between the Ojibwe and Minnesotans. You will also hear from Tribal Elders regarding the preservation of ancient Ojibwe culture, issues and successes on the reservation, and the tribe’s role in today’s modern world

Birchangel_f_small In January of 2010, KVSC's Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack traveled a bit north and east of St. Cloud to spend time at a site many of you have probably driven by, or visited in person.  This podcast takes you on a journey to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post north of Onamia, MN.  This Minnesota Historical Society site is a focal point of Ojibwe culture in Minnesota and has been in existence for nearly 100 years.  The museum and trading post offers many workshops and continues to be a meeting place between the Ojibwe and Minnesotans.  You will also hear from Tribal Elders regarding the preservation of ancient Ojibwe culture, issues and successes on the reservation, and the tribe’s role in today’s modern world. This report is produced with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Wining and Dining Tips with St. Cloud Sommelier

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 31:33

St. Cloud businessman Nick Barth, the owner and operator of Cru Wine Specialists, shares his passion and sommelier skills in this lively conversation with Artistic and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack.

Wine_cheese_small KVSC's Artistic and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack spends some time with a local wine expert in an effort to bring comfort to the intimidated, continuing education to the informed, and a fresh perspective on wine in a box.  St. Cloud businessman Nick Barth, the owner and operator of Cru Wine Specialists, shares his passion and sommelier skills in this lively conversation.   In wine terms, this bold, yet distinct feature, has many dimensions to entertain and inform wine explorers of all vintages. This production is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:31

St. Cloud has a vibrant arts scene and the Symphony Orchestra is only one facet of arts in the community. Enjoy this special broadcast full of heart-felt interviews and moving musical performances from the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. This production is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Symphony_2_small KVSC's Artistic and Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack takes look at a genre not played too often on Your Sound Alternative: classical orchestral music.  In exploring this wonderful musical treasure in the St. Cloud community, Carmack speaks with executive director Sandy Nadeau among others of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra.  Among topics discussed is the upcoming Christmas concert and the upcoming 2010 season including Bolero (with Flamenco Dancing) and a young performers competition (including Beethoven's 9th).

St. Cloud has a vibrant arts scene and the Symphony Orchestra is only one facet of arts in the community.  Enjoy this special broadcast full of heart-felt interviews and moving musical performances from the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. This production is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

St. Cloud Area Open Mics

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:15

KVSC has been your source for local music for over four decades now. One of the biggest and most obvious reasons for this is that St. Cloud and the surrounding area is thick with musicians. This rich and creative environment has allowed for a number of Open Mics to flourish, all with a slightly different vibe. Please join Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack as he visits three of the area open mics and speaks with musicians and organizers.

Localmusicianstips_small KVSC has been your source for local music for over four decades now.  One of the biggest and most obvious reasons for this is that St. Cloud and the surrounding area is thick with musicians.  This rich and creative environment has allowed for a number of Open Mics to flourish, all with a slightly different vibe. From folk to hard rock, from hip hop to poetry, and from the seasoned performer all the way to the kid dreaming along with his first guitar, it’s all right here.  Please join Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack as he visits three of the area open mics and speaks with musicians and organizers.

Avon Area Arts: Where Fine Art Meets the Front Porch

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:14

The volunteer driven arts group, Avon Area Arts, has been steadily growing since its inception only about three years ago and has brought vibrancy to the businesses and communities in the Avon, MN area. Join Arts and Culture Producer Jeff Carmack as he travels from the Lost Hour Music Revue at Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks to the solitude of a potter’s studio and talks with these artists about how small towns can develop a lively art scene with simply a whole lot of work and a whole lot of love.

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if rural artists got together and helped support one another in their respective arts?  You can find out by listening in as Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores the Avon Area Arts.   This volunteer driven arts group has been steadily growing since its inception only about three years ago and has brought vibrancy to the businesses and communities in the Avon area.  From the Lost Hour Music Revue at Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks to the solitude of a potter’s studio, these artists discuss how small towns can develop a lively art scene with simply a whole lot of work and a whole lot of love.

Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 28:02

Recently, St. Cloud State University hosted the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States for their annual conference. Please join Arts and Cultural Heritage Report Jeff Carmack this Thursday during the Noon Newswatch Program as he talks with SCSU Music Department Professors Scott Miller and Kristian Twombly about the conference and the imaginative manner in which this music is created. After this report, you may never listen to your audio environment the same way again!

Waveform_small Recently, St. Cloud State University hosted the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States for their annual conference.   Please join Arts and Cultural Heritage Report Jeff Carmack this Thursday during the Noon Newswatch Program as he talks with SCSU Music Department Professors Scott Miller and Kristian Twombly about the conference and the imaginative manner in which this music is created.  After this report, you may never listen to your audio environment the same way again!

On Stage Theater in St. Cloud!

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 28:58

Please join Arts & Cultural Reporter Jeff Carmack for a feature covering the rather unique and inspiring people and organizations which create a real world of make believe within the St. Cloud community. In this report, you'll visit with professors from St. Cloud State University's Department of Theater, Film Studies, and Dance, learn about the Paramount Theater as well as the GREAT Theater Company, and explore the Pioneer Place Theater. Drama, comedy, and dance on stage teach us life lessons through the creative wisdom of the past and present, and it's the original 3-D performance!

Paramount_small Please join Arts & Cultural Reporter Jeff Carmack for a feature covering the rather unique and inspiring people and organizations which create a real world of make believe within the St. Cloud community.  In this report, you'll visit with professors from St. Cloud State University's Department of Theater, Film Studies, and Dance, learn about the Paramount Theater as well as the GREAT Theater Company which brings nearly one hundred performances to the area per year, and explore the Pioneer Place Theater, a newer kid on the performing arts block.  Drama, comedy, and dance on stage teach us life lessons through the creative wisdom of the past and present, and it's the original 3-D performance!  Support for this program is through the Minnesota Cultural Heritage Fund and produced by KVSC, Independent Public Radio.

The Parks of the City of St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:07

Summer in St. Cloud means getting outdoors for fun, frolick, and festivals. From the foliage of the Beaver Island Trails and the Clemens/Munsinger Gardens to the Fido friendly dog playgrounds in Wilson and Whitney Parks, the City of St. Cloud offers more than 90 parks for your outdoor pleasure! Please join Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack as he sits down with City of St. Cloud Rec Director Scott Zlotnik to discuss the variety and history of parks in the Granite City. This report is made possible through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and is produced by KVSC Radio.

Area2_450_1__small Summer in St. Cloud means getting outdoors for fun, frolick, and festivals.  From the foliage of the Beaver Island Trails and the Clemens/Munsinger Gardens to the Fido friendly dog playgrounds in Wilson and Whitney Parks, the City of St. Cloud offers more than 90 parks for your outdoor pleasure!  Please join Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack as he sits down with City of St. Cloud Rec Director Scott Zlotnik to discuss the variety and history of parks in the Granite City.  This report is made possible through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and is produced by KVSC Radio.

The Stearns History Museum

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:41

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visits the Stearns History Museum located in St. Cloud. This report happens on the eve of the museum’s Pan Barbeque Fundraiser on Saturday, June 12, 2010. So, come along as the museum staff discusses the exhibits which showcase the heritage of Minnesotans in Stearns County.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visits the Stearns History Museum located in St. Cloud.  This report happens on the eve of the museum’s Pan Barbeque Fundraiser on Saturday, June 12, 2010.  So, come along as the museum staff discusses the exhibits which showcase the heritage of Minnesotans in Stearns County.

Granite City Days

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:19

Summer in Minnesota means a few things: playing in the park, playing in the water and playing around at all the festivals scattered about Central Minnesota. Thursday, June 24th is the Lemonade Concert and Arts Fair and the kickoff to St. Cloud's Granite City Days June 24-27. In this feature story, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack sits down with Mayor Dave Kleis and a number of organizers of the Granite City Days.

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Lakegeorge04_1__small Summer in Minnesota means a few things: playing in the park, playing in the water and playing around at all the festivals scattered about Central Minnesota. Thursday, June 24th is the Lemonade Concert and Arts Fair and the kickoff to St. Cloud's Granite City Days June 24-27. In this feature story, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack sits down with Mayor Dave Kleis and a number of organizers of the Granite City Days

Chatting AGAIN with the Central Minnesota Arts Board

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:02

It's the beginning of another fiscal year and the Central Minnesota Arts Board has been very, very busy. KVSC's Jeff Carmack sits down with CMAB Executive Director Leslie Schumacher to discuss how the Minnesota Legacy Amendment has affected the arts and the economy of Central Minnesota.

Cmab_small It's the beginning of another fiscal year and the Central Minnesota Arts Board has been very, very busy.  KVSC's Jeff Carmack sits down with CMAB Executive Director Leslie Schumacher to discuss how the Minnesota Legacy Amendment has affected the arts and the economy of Central Minnesota.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 1 Hour 1

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 01:00:13

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike in this first hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike in this first hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 1 Hour 2

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 01:10:24

Join Wayne and Mike in the second hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer such as music from Bourne and MacLeod, Etran Finatawa, and many more artists, plus an interview with Winnipeg Folk Festival Executive Director Tamara Kater.

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike in this second hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 1 Hour 2

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 01:10:24

Join Wayne and Mike in the second hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer such as music from Bourne and MacLeod, Etran Finatawa, and many more artists, plus an interview with Winnipeg Folk Festival Executive Director Tamara Kater.

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike in this second hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 2 Hour 1

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 59:41

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.

Join Wayne and Mike this hour as they interview musicians Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion as well as Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Director Chris Frayer.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 2 Hour 2

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 59:55

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings, and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.

Join Wayne and Mike this hour as they interview Folk Retreat Songwriting Instructor Sam Baker as well as Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans including a world premire of a song from their new project due out in October.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 2 Hour 3

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 01:01:29

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings, and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they interview Hoots and Hellmouth and host a live performance from the band.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike in this first hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 2 Hour 4

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 55:29

For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they interview the Wailing Jennys.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike in this first hour as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 3 Hour 1

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 58:08

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings, and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.
Join Wayne and Mike this morning as the festival wakes up on this beuatiful Saturday.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 3 Hour 2

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 55:47

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings, and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.
Join Wayne and Mike this hour as the festival revs up for the day.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Winnipeg Folk Festival Day 3 Hour 3

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 01:18:15

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings, and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival.
Join Wayne and Mike this final hour as they interview Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt from The Pines and Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen from Hot Tuna.

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For the first time in KVSC's 43-year history, a live international broadcast is coming to you from the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The festival taking place July 7-11 is one of North America 's premier festivals with live music, a folk school, children's programming and visual arts.

With help from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, KVSC has sent Wayne Bergerson, host of Frets on Saturday mornings and long-time KVSC deejay Mike Chouinard to Bird's Hill Provincial Park in Manitoba to provide live coverage Thursday through Saturday during the festival. Join Wayne and Mike as they explore this unique music festival and all it has to offer.

Weber's Deck

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:58

On Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, there is a unique and special music venue in French Lake, MN which features some of the best Blues and Bluegrass Minnesota has to offer. It’s Weber’s Deck and it’s a non-profit lawn party in its second year of entertaining bikers, grandmas, and whole families. With music from Erik Koskinen, Teague Alexy, and Tom Feldman and the Get Rites, everyone under the big shade tree is tappin’ their toes throughout this report from KVSC’s Jeff Carmack.

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On Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, there is a unique and special music venue in French Lake, MN which features some of the best Blues and Bluegrass Minnesota has to offer.  It’s Weber’s Deck and it’s a non-profit lawn party in its second year of entertaining bikers, grandmas, and whole families.  With music from Erik Koskinen, Teague Alexi, and Tom Feldman and the Get Rites, everyone under the big shade tree is tappin’ their toes throughout this report from KVSC’s Jeff Carmack.

The Love Knot

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 23:31

So, is that a vasectomy in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Find out the answer to this question as Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack interviews Steve Barberio from the production company The Directors. The Directors will be bringing “The Love Knot” to the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud this Friday and Saturday night for its World Premiere before the comedy tours around the Midwest. It’s a conversation about comedy, arts in cities like St. Cloud, and what it takes to have a successful love life when you’re middle-aged.

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Whaaaaaa_small So, is that a vasectomy in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?  Find out the answer to this question  as Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack interviews Steve Barberio from the production company The Directors.  The Directors will be bringing “The Love Knot” to the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud this Friday and Saturday night for its World Premiere before the comedy tours around the Midwest.  It’s a conversation about comedy, arts in cities like St. Cloud, and what it takes to have a successful love life when you’re middle-aged.

The Head Water Blues Opry

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:25

What is The Blues? Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack looks for the answer as he explores the Head Water Blues Opry, performed at the Pioneer Place Theater in St. Cloud. Unique with its audience emersion, The Head Water Blues Opry is “kind of” a musical and is written and directed by SCSU Professor Rex Veeder with the musical score written and performed by local Blues artist Leon Laudenbach. You’ll hear interviews with Rex Veeder, Dan Barth from the Pioneer Place, and Iron Cat, a character from the Opry, as well as a selection of original music from the show.

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What is The Blues?  Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack looks for the answer as he explores the Head Water Blues Opry, performed at the Pioneer Place Theater in St. Cloud.  Unique with its audience emersion, The Head Water Blues Opry is “kind of” a musical and is written and directed by SCSU Professor Rex Veeder with the musical score written and performed by local Blues artist Leon Laudenbach.  You’ll hear interviews with Rex Veeder, Dan Barth from the Pioneer Place, and Iron Cat, a character from the Opry, as well as a selection of original music from the show.

In Their Own Words: Mission to China and Taiwan

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 32:04

On this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack travels back in time with the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict’s “In Their Own Words: Mission to China and Taiwan” exhibit out at the Haehn Museum on the College of St. Benedict Campus. This collection of letters and artifacts traces the lives of the Benedictine Sisters in China beginning in 1930 and gives us a sense of the ordeals that they went through during World War II and beyond. This inspiring story shows how very small acts can become huge events after some years down the road.

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On this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack travels back in time with the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict’s “In Their Own Words: Mission to China and Taiwan” exhibit out at the Haehn Museum on the College of St. Benedict Campus.  This collection of letters and artifacts traces the lives of the Benedictine Sisters in China beginning in 1930 and gives us a sense of the ordeals that they went through during World War II and beyond.  This inspiring story shows how very small acts can become huge events after some years down the road.

In Their Own Words: Mission to China and Taiwan

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 32:04

On this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack travels back in time with the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict’s “In Their Own Words: Mission to China and Taiwan” exhibit out at the Haehn Museum on the College of St. Benedict Campus. This collection of letters and artifacts traces the lives of the Benedictine Sisters in China beginning in 1930 and gives us a sense of the ordeals that they went through during World War II and beyond. This inspiring story shows how very small acts can become huge events after some years down the road.

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On this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack travels back in time with the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict’s “In Their Own Words: Mission to China and Taiwan” exhibit out at the Haehn Museum on the College of St. Benedict Campus.  This collection of letters and artifacts traces the lives of the Benedictine Sisters in China beginning in 1930 and gives us a sense of the ordeals that they went through during World War II and beyond.  This inspiring story shows how very small acts can become huge events after some years down the road.

The Creative Circle

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:47

A diverse group of writers has been meeting regularly in a small coffee shop in Albany, MN for the past three years to create, critique, and caffeinate while supporting each others’ creative process. Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visited with The Creative Circle recently to hear their individual quests for expressing the wildest of ideas. From Fiction to Poetry to Non-Fiction to Family Instruction Guidebooks, all forms of writing are welcomed and shared, laughed over and critiqued. Some of the writers with an online presence include Phyllis Sather and Jeanette Clancy.

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A diverse group of writers has been meeting regularly in a small coffee shop in Albany, MN for the past three years to create, critique, and caffeinate while supporting each others’ creative process.  Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visited with The Creative Circle recently to hear their individual quests for expressing the wildest of ideas.  From Fiction to Poetry to Non-Fiction to Family Instruction Guidebooks, all forms of writing are welcomed and shared, laughed over and critiqued.  Some of the writers with an online presence include Phyllis Sather and Jeanette Clancy.

The Creative Circle

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:47

A diverse group of writers has been meeting regularly in a small coffee shop in Albany, MN for the past three years to create, critique, and caffeinate while supporting each others’ creative process. Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visited with The Creative Circle recently to hear their individual quests for expressing the wildest of ideas. From Fiction to Poetry to Non-Fiction to Family Instruction Guidebooks, all forms of writing are welcomed and shared, laughed over and critiqued. Some of the writers with an online presence include Phyllis Sather and Jeanette Clancy.

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A diverse group of writers has been meeting regularly in a small coffee shop in Albany, MN for the past three years to create, critique, and caffeinate while supporting each others’ creative process.  Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visited with The Creative Circle recently to hear their individual quests for expressing the wildest of ideas.  From Fiction to Poetry to Non-Fiction to Family Instruction Guidebooks, all forms of writing are welcomed and shared, laughed over and critiqued.  Some of the writers with an online presence include Phyllis Sather and Jeanette Clancy.

The Art Student Union

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:32

What is it with kids today? It’s rhetorical, but everyone’s got an answer, including the innovative group of SCSU students who form the Art Student Union. Not only do these college kids create evocative artwork of their own, but they’ve also gone and opened up their own gallery in downtown St. Cloud with the help of the Central MN Arts Board. Join Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack as he follows the Art Student Union along their way to the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl and the grand opening of The Vault Gallery at 822 W. St. Germain Street in St. Cloud.

Kvsc_fm_small What is it with kids today?  It’s rhetorical, but everyone’s got an answer, including the innovative group of SCSU students who form the Art Student Union.  Not only do these college kids create evocative artwork of their own, but they’ve also gone and opened up their own gallery in downtown St. Cloud with the help of the Central MN Arts Board.  Join Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack as he follows the Art Student Union along their way to the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl and the grand opening of The Vault Gallery at 822 W. St. Germain Street in St. Cloud.

St Cloud Symphony Orchestra Visits Star Wars

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:46

The Force was strong in Ritsche Auditorium when the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra performed a selection from Star Wars and previewed their season to SCSU Students for free with funding through the Central Minnesota Arts Board and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. KVSC’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack sits down with Symphony Conductor Andrew Altenbach to discuss the beauty and complexity of orchestral music, the upcoming season of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, and the finer points to making that Death Star run. So, listen in because “that’s no news feature, it’s a space station!”

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The Force was strong in Ritsche Auditorium when the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra performed a selection from Star Wars and previewed their season to SCSU Students for free with funding through the Central Minnesota Arts Board and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.  KVSC’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack sits down with Symphony Conductor Andrew Altenbach to discuss the beauty and complexity of orchestral music, the upcoming season of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, and the finer points to making that Death Star run.  So, listen in because “that’s no news feature, it’s a space station!”    

Paramount Visual Arts Fall 2010

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 31:03

Have you ever wanted to get into the creation of art but don't know how? Have you ever wanted to learn the finer points of painting from a master painter? In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack interviews Paramount Visual Arts Director Melisa Gohman about art classes, workshops, and the variety of studio opportunities offered by the Paramount Visual Arts Center where you, yes you, can take art into your own hands!

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Jesus Christ Superstar Artist Spotlight

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:10

Recently, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack attended a rather unique event at the Pioneer Place Theater which was held in conjunction with their current production of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Super Star. It’s called the Artist Spotlight and it is, and will continue to be, a chance for patrons of the plays and musicals at the Pioneer Place to interact and have a discussion with the creative individuals associated with all the Pioneer Place’s productions. During the presentation, Pioneer Place Artistic Director Michael Kelley guided the discussion amongst the artistic team of local talent which included Music Director Jeff Engholm, Choreographer David Deblieck, Costume Designer & SCSU Theater, Film Studies, and Dance Department Chair Jeffrey Bleam, and scenic designer Justin Hooper as they discussed how Jesus Christ Superstar came to life in St. Cloud.

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Recently, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack attended a rather unique event at the Pioneer Place Theater which was held in conjunction with their current production of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Super Star.  It’s called the Artist Spotlight and it is, and will continue to be, a chance for patrons of the plays and musicals at the Pioneer Place to interact and have a discussion with the creative individuals associated with all the Pioneer Place’s productions.  During the presentation, Pioneer Place Artistic Director Michael Kelley guided the discussion amongst the artistic team of local talent which included Music Director Jeff Engholm, Choreographer David Deblieck, Costume Designer & SCSU Theater, Film Studies, and Dance Department Chair Jeffrey Bleam, and scenic designer Justin Hooper as they discussed how Jesus Christ Superstar came to life in St. Cloud.

Head Water Basement Blues Riff

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:49

Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visits with SCSU Professor Rex Veeder about the Head Water Blues Basement Riff Fundraiser for Take Heart Minnesota at the Pioneer Place Theater. The theme for the fundraiser is Survive and Thrive, a concept that involves both what survivors of sudden cardiac arrest experience as well as what art, music, and poetry can do for our daily lives.

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The Guthrie Theater

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:00

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visits with Suzanne Warmanen and Melodie Bahan from the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. A non-profit center for theater performance, production, and education, the Guthrie offers some interesting programming all year round and has even begun to send its talent and educators into out-state Minnesota with funding from the MN Legacy Amendment.

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Images_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack visits with Suzanne Warmanen and Melodie Bahan from the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.  A non-profit center for theater performance, production, and education, the Guthrie offers some interesting programming all year round and has even begun to send its talent and educators into out-state Minnesota with funding from the MN Legacy Amendment.

The Great River Regional Library

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:15

Have you ever wondered where the money raised by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment goes and how the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is specifically affecting your community? During this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage reporter Jeff Carmack presents a partial answer to that question. The Great River Regional Library system has been a recipient of Legacy grants, and during this first fiscal year of the funding, the 32 branch libraries have been able to offer over 500 new programs to serve over 22,000 people. On this trip around to various rural Central Minnesota libraries, you’ll get to hear from some very excited librarians about what this funding has done for their programming as well as why the Great River Regional Library “is not your grandma’s library” any more.

Img_0048_small Have you ever wondered where the money raised by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment goes and how the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is specifically affecting your community?  During this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage reporter Jeff Carmack presents a partial answer to that question.  The Great River Regional Library system has been a recipient of Legacy grants, and during this first fiscal year of the funding, the 32 branch libraries have been able to offer over 500 new programs to serve over 22,000 people.  On this trip around to various rural Central Minnesota libraries, you’ll get to hear from some very excited librarians about what this funding has done for their programming as well as why the Great River Regional Library “is not your grandma’s library” any more.

The Great River Regional Library

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:15

Have you ever wondered where the money raised by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment goes and how the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is specifically affecting your community? During this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage reporter Jeff Carmack presents a partial answer to that question. The Great River Regional Library system has been a recipient of Legacy grants, and during this first fiscal year of the funding, the 32 branch libraries have been able to offer over 500 new programs to serve over 22,000 people. On this trip around to various rural Central Minnesota libraries, you’ll get to hear from some very excited librarians about what this funding has done for their programming as well as why the Great River Regional Library “is not your grandma’s library” any more.

Img_0048_small Have you ever wondered where the money raised by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment goes and how the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is specifically affecting your community?  During this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage reporter Jeff Carmack presents a partial answer to that question.  The Great River Regional Library system has been a recipient of Legacy grants, and during this first fiscal year of the funding, the 32 branch libraries have been able to offer over 500 new programs to serve over 22,000 people.  On this trip around to various rural Central Minnesota libraries, you’ll get to hear from some very excited librarians about what this funding has done for their programming as well as why the Great River Regional Library “is not your grandma’s library” any more.

Poetry Slam Celebration of Miller Learning Resources Center

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:00

It’s been 10 years since the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University opened its doors to students. Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack recently talked with a variety of folks involved with the year-long celebration of this achievement. From the Dean of Learning Resources to the leaders and coordinators of the poetry slam, including Desdemona and Ibe Kaba, to some of the students who’ve discovered that they, TOO, have a voice, all of it can be found in this feature podcast.

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It’s been 10 years since the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University opened its doors to students. Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack recently talked with a variety of folks involved with the year-long celebration of this achievement.  From the Dean of Learning Resources to the leaders and coordinators of the poetry slam, including Desdemona and Ibe Kaba, to some of the students who’ve discovered that they, TOO, have a voice, all of it can be found in this feature podcast.

Young Artist Exhibition Mentorship Program

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:46

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack heads downstairs to the Paramount Theater studios to talk with Heidi Stedman from Visual Arts Minnesota and a group of young artists and their mentors who are participating in the Young Artist Exhibition Mentorship Program. The program, in its first year of existence, brings high school aged artists together with experienced artists for the purpose of exploring an obvious but often overlooked and very important aspect of being an artist, the exhibiting artwork once it is produced.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack heads downstairs to the Paramount Theater studios to talk with Heidi Stedman from Visual Arts Minnesota and a group of young artists and their mentors who are participating in the Young Artist Exhibition Mentorship Program.  The program, in its first year of existence, brings high school aged artists together with experienced artists for the purpose of exploring an obvious but often overlooked and very important aspect of being an artist, the exhibiting artwork once it is produced.

Retired Representative Larry Haws

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:58

State Representative Larry Haws from St. Cloud has worked in public service for over 40 years. His list of accomplishments and awards include an Award of Recognition for service to Vietnam Veterans, a Citation of Service from the Saint Cloud Historical Preservation Association, and the “Eleven Who Care” Award from KARE 11 News to name just a few. As he retires from the State Legislature, Representative Haws sits down with Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack to discuss his career and one of his greatest passions ... the parks of St. Cloud and how they bring a needed quality to our lives.

Haws_small State Representative Larry Haws from St. Cloud has worked in public service for over 40 years.  His list of accomplishments and awards include an Award of Recognition for service to Vietnam Veterans, a Citation of Service from the Saint Cloud Historical Preservation Association, and the “Eleven Who Care” Award from KARE 11 News to name just a few.  As he retires from the State Legislature, Representative Haws sits down with Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack to discuss his career and one of his greatest passions ... the parks of St. Cloud and how they bring a needed quality to our lives.

Retired Representative Larry Haws

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:58

State Representative Larry Haws from St. Cloud has worked in public service for over 40 years. His list of accomplishments and awards include an Award of Recognition for service to Vietnam Veterans, a Citation of Service from the Saint Cloud Historical Preservation Association, and the “Eleven Who Care” Award from KARE 11 News to name just a few. As he retires from the State Legislature, Representative Haws sits down with Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack to discuss his career and one of his greatest passions ... the parks of St. Cloud and how they bring a needed quality to our lives.

Haws_small State Representative Larry Haws from St. Cloud has worked in public service for over 40 years.  His list of accomplishments and awards include an Award of Recognition for service to Vietnam Veterans, a Citation of Service from the Saint Cloud Historical Preservation Association, and the “Eleven Who Care” Award from KARE 11 News to name just a few.  As he retires from the State Legislature, Representative Haws sits down with Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack to discuss his career and one of his greatest passions ... the parks of St. Cloud and how they bring a needed quality to our lives.

Polka at Rollie's Rednecks & Longnecks

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 23:27

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack heads out to Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks in St Cloud not to ride the mechanical bull, but to dance the polka with a fun and lively group of seniors. Polka at Rollies is a regular Tuesday afternoon event which celebrates one of the earliest components of our Minnesotan culture and draws a dedicated crowd from our area as well as from around the state. So listen along, and polka like no one is watching!

Picture_160_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack heads out to Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks in St Cloud not to ride the mechanical bull, but to dance the polka with a fun and lively group of seniors.  Polka at Rollies is a regular Tuesday afternoon event which celebrates one of the earliest components of our Minnesotan culture and draws a dedicated crowd from our area as well as from around the state.  So listen along, and polka like no one is watching!

Dean Urdahl and the 1862 Dakota War

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 36:06

Minnesota State Representative, retired teacher and author Dean Urdahl discusses the 1862 Dakota War and Its Aftermath. Urdahl not only has a family history directly tied to this conflict, considered to be a dark period in our state’s history that still resonates today, but he has also published two historical-fiction books based on his 30 years of researching and documenting the subject. In this interview, Jo McMullen discusses his life-long research and historical writing with Dean Urdahl after a presentation he gave at the Stearns History Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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Minnesota State Representative, retired teacher and author Dean Urdahl discusses the 1862 Dakota War and Its Aftermath.  Urdahl not only has a family history directly tied to this conflict, considered to be a dark period in our state’s history that still resonates today, but he has also published two historical-fiction books based on his 30 years of researching and documenting the subject.   In this interview, Jo McMullen discusses his life-long research and historical writing with Dean Urdahl after a presentation he gave at the Stearns History Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Spalding Grey & Jeffrey Bleam

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 21:14

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack sits down with SCSU Theater and Film Studies Department Chair Jeffrey Bleam to discuss his upcoming performance at Saint John’s University as part of Spalding Grey’s “Stories Left to Tell.” This traveling performance utilizes a local actor to fill out the five member cast wherever it goes, giving slightly different voices to the variety of stories told by the legendary monologist Spalding Grey.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack sits down with SCSU Theater and Film Studies Department Chair Jeffrey Bleam to discuss his upcoming performance at Saint John’s University as part of Spalding Grey’s “Stories Left to Tell.” This traveling performance utilizes a local actor to fill out the five member cast wherever it goes, giving slightly different voices to the variety of stories told by the legendary monologist Spalding Grey.

Rogue Buddha and Michael Thomsen in the Atwood Gallery

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:40

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores a synchronistic artistic happening in the Atwood Gallery. Currently, artist Michael Thomsen’s intricate sculptures and paintings are on display. Michael Thomsen is an internationally renowned artist who is second in a series of three such renowned artists coming to St. Cloud via the Rogue Buddha Gallery in NE Minneapolis. Jeff speaks with Michael as well as with representatives from the two galleries to discuss how international art has once again come to the St. Cloud University campus.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores a synchronistic artistic happening in the Atwood Gallery.  Currently, artist Michael Thomsen’s intricate sculptures and paintings are on display.  Michael Thomsen is an internationally renowned artist who is second in a series of three such renowned artists coming to St. Cloud via the Rogue Buddha Gallery in NE Minneapolis.  Jeff speaks with Michael as well as with representatives from the two galleries to discuss how international art has once again come to the St. Cloud University campus.

Beyond the Bog Road with Eileen Ivers

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:47

On Saturday March 5th, the College of St. Benedict St. John’s University Fine Arts Programming is bringing one of the most accomplished Irish musicians of our age to Escher Auditorium on the College of St. Benedict Campus. Eileen Ivers is a Nine Time All Ireland Fiddle Champion,A Grammy Award Winner, has played with the London Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, was the original Musical star of Riverdance, and has performed with a wide variety of musicians including Sting, Hall and Oates, and Patti Smith. Eileen Ivers’s current project is entitled “Beyond the Bog Road” This is a multimedia concert of music, story, dance, and film which celebrates the journey of Irish immigrants into North America where their culture and music met and evolved with the other roots music of the time to become one of the cornerstones of what we understand to be our cultural heritage.

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On Saturday March 5th, the College of St. Benedict St. John’s University Fine Arts Programming is bringing one of the most accomplished Irish musicians of our age to Escher Auditorium on the College of St. Benedict Campus.  Eileen Ivers is a Nine Time All Ireland Fiddle Champion,A Grammy Award Winner,  has played with the London Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, was the original Musical star of Riverdance, and has performed with a wide variety of musicians including Sting, Hall and Oates, and Patti Smith.  Eileen Ivers’s current project is entitled “Beyond the Bog Road”  This is a multimedia concert of music, story, dance, and film which celebrates the journey of Irish immigrants into North America where their culture and music met and evolved with the other roots music of the time to become one of the cornerstones of what we understand to be our cultural heritage.

Youth Supporting Youth Minnesota at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:23

In this Arts & Cultural Heritage news feature, Jeff Carmack explores an innovative arts program which has taken root at the Eastside Boys & Girls Club in St. Cloud. Recently, “Youth Supporting Youth Minnesota” put a little bit of funding into the Boys & Girls Club’s arts programming and now the art that was produced will be auctioned off. Now in its second year, this program gives children a chance for artistic recognition as well as the opportunity to use the proceeds from their art sales to support another youth based non-profit, Kids Against Hunger.

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In this Arts & Cultural Heritage news feature, Jeff Carmack explores an innovative arts program which has taken root at the Eastside Boys & Girls Club in St. Cloud.  Recently, “Youth Supporting Youth Minnesota” put a little bit of funding into the Boys & Girls Club’s arts programming and now the art that was produced will be auctioned off.  Now in its second year, this program gives children a chance for artistic recognition as well as the opportunity to use the proceeds from their art sales to support another youth based non-profit, Kids Against Hunger.

Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:30

As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is upon us, we have an interview conducted by Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack with SCSU Ethics Professor Christopher Lehman. Professor Lehman has written a new book about the history of slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley. This discussion of the complicated nature of slavery within the United States touches upon the legal and social cultures of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota during the time of slavery, and also sheds light on various incidents of slavery that have been documented in St. Cloud.

Slavery_small As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is upon us, we have an interview conducted by Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack with SCSU Ethics Professor Christopher Lehman.  Professor Lehman has written a new book about the history of slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley.  This discussion of the complicated nature of slavery within the United States touches upon the legal and social cultures of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota during the time of slavery, and also sheds light on various incidents of slavery that have been documented in St. Cloud.

The Green Band presents Making Music for Making Changes

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:00

In this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack visits with Justin Michael, Executive Director of the Green Band of St. Cloud, about an innovative program which is making a difference in our community. It’s called Making Music for Making Changes, and it’s bringing musicians, artists, and non-profit organizations together at the Meeting Grounds in St. Cloud twice a month to promote awareness, raise funds, and have a good time listening to great music. We invite you to listen in and find out a little more information about this new artistic social movement taking place right here in St. Cloud.

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In this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack visits with Justin Michael, Executive Director of the Green Band of St. Cloud, about an innovative program which is making a difference in our community.  It’s called Making Music for Making Changes, and it’s bringing musicians, artists, and non-profit organizations together at the Meeting Grounds in St. Cloud twice a month to promote awareness, raise funds, and have a good time listening to great music.  We invite you to listen in and find out a little more information about this new artistic social movement taking place right here in St. Cloud.

Economy of the Arts

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:24

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack explores the local economics of the arts. With the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl happening Friday, June 10, 2011, from 5 until 9pm, our community has the opportunity to enjoy the creative endeavors of area artists, socialize with neighbors on a festive summer evening, and most importantly, stimulate the local economy in a manner which actually creates a national ripple effect that is now being measured through the National Arts Index and United Arts of Central Minnesota.

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Uamn_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack explores the local economics of the arts.  With the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl happening Friday, June 10, 2011, from 5 until 9pm, our community has the opportunity to enjoy the creative endeavors of area artists, socialize with neighbors on a festive summer evening, and most importantly, stimulate the local economy in a manner which actually creates a national ripple effect that is now being measured through the National Arts Index and United Arts of Central Minnesota.

St. Cloud Historic Home Tour

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 31:11

In this feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack takes us on the historic home tour which recently wound its way through the SCSU neighborhood. From repurposing historic homes into academic offices to renovating existing homes, this lively neighborhood is a showcase for some of the original building in St. Cloud.

Img_0169_small In this feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Reporter Jeff Carmack takes us on the historic home tour which recently wound its way through the SCSU neighborhood.  From repurposing historic homes into academic offices to renovating existing homes, this lively neighborhood is a showcase for some of the original building in St. Cloud.

Eco Byway Art Exhibit

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:00

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us out to the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University to explore the Eco Byway art exhibit, which is open through September 10th. The Eco Byway features artists who live or work close to Interstate 94 as it winds its way through seven states from Michigan to Montana. This regional juried exhibition asks us to re-imagine this stretch of highway as part of an ecological corridor and has gathered artists connected by this asphalt artery in a wide range of media, materials, and conceptual perspectives.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us out to the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University to explore the Eco Byway art exhibit, which is open through September 10th.  The Eco Byway features artists who live or work close to Interstate 94 as it winds its way through seven states from Michigan to Montana.  This regional juried exhibition asks us to re-imagine this stretch of highway as part of an ecological corridor and has gathered artists connected by this asphalt artery in a wide range of media, materials, and conceptual perspectives.

Occupy Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 24:26

Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and other revolutionary movements across the world, the Occupy Wall Street movement has just entered its second month of activity. Minnesota’s very own Occupy movement began on October 7th and KVSC reporter Barbara Bates was there at the newly deemed People’s Plaza in Minneapolis taking in the sights and sounds. This news feature highlights her experiences at the Occupy Minnesota rally, the people she encountered throughout the day, and the ideology that is springing up across the nation.

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Inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and other revolutionary movements across the world, the Occupy Wall Street movement has just entered its second month of activity.  Minnesota’s very own Occupy movement began on October 7th and KVSC reporter Barbara Bates was there at the newly deemed People’s Plaza in Minneapolis taking in the sights and sounds.  This news feature highlights her experiences at the Occupy Minnesota rally, the people she encountered throughout the day, and the ideology that is springing up across the nation.

River's Edge Convention Center Mural

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:00

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Melissa Gohman from the Paramount Visual Arts Center about the unveiling of the Feature Wall Mural at the River’s Edge Convention Center in Downtown St. Cloud. This massive two storey work highlights the ecosystem of Mississippi River as it passes though St. Cloud and is the culmination of months of collaborative work by a good number of local central Minnesota artists.

Riversedgemural_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Melissa Gohman from the Paramount Visual Arts Center about the unveiling of the Feature Wall Mural at the River’s Edge Convention Center in Downtown St. Cloud.  This massive two storey work highlights the ecosystem of Mississippi River as it passes though St. Cloud and is the culmination of months of collaborative work by a good number of local central Minnesota artists.

Dancing with Many Voices

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:10

In this toe-tapping news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores Dancing with Many Voices, a multi-discipline dance performance produced by the Wicked Sister Dance Theater and the Pioneer Place. His guests include Wicked Sister Dance Correographer David DeBlieck and SCSU student Karthi Veeramani.

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In this toe-tapping news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores Dancing with Many Voices, a multi-discipline dance performance produced by the Wicked Sister Dance Theater and the Pioneer Place.  His guests include Wicked Sister Dance Correographer David DeBlieck and SCSU student Karthi Veeramani.

Jan Phillips

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In this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack has an interview with writer, photographer, and teacher Jan Phillips who is coming to central Minnesota as part of the Women Artists Program sponsored by Visual Arts Minnesota, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, and the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Jan Phillips is a visionary author and dynamic speaker who ignites original thinking and inspires evolutionary action. Her most recent book is titled No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity.

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Jan_big_small In this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack has an interview with writer, photographer, and teacher Jan Phillips who is coming to central Minnesota as part of the Women Artists Program sponsored by Visual Arts Minnesota, the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, and the Paramount Visual Arts Center.  Jan Phillips is a visionary author and dynamic speaker who ignites original thinking and inspires evolutionary action.  Her most recent book is titled No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity.

Great River Arts in Little Falls

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 24:12

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack heads up Highway 10 to Little Falls and the Great River Arts Association. This vibrant arts organization has much to offer their community through partnerships and good times. Just this past weekend, the Little Falls Community High School Art Club took over Great River Arts to glaze pottery in preparation for their Empty Bowls fundraiser for the “Oasis Share a Meal” organization on Sunday, January 29th. It was at this event that Jeff encountered the dedicated volunteers, innovative staff, and inspired artwork of the Great River Arts Association as well as the conversations that follow.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack heads up Highway 10 to Little Falls and the Great River Arts Association.  This vibrant arts organization has much to offer their community through partnerships and good times.  Just this past weekend, the Little Falls Community High School Art Club took over Great River Arts to glaze pottery in preparation for their Empty Bowls fundraiser for the “Oasis Share a Meal” organization on Sunday, January 29th. It was at this event that Jeff encountered the dedicated volunteers, innovative staff, and inspired artwork of the Great River Arts Association as well as the conversations that follow.

Central Minnesota Arts Board in 2012

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:09

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack has another interview with Leslie Schumaker, the Executive Director for the Central Minnesota Arts Board. The CMAB is one of the seven regional arts boards around the state of Minnesota tasked with providing arts grants and developing healthy artistic communities. In today’s interview, Jeff and Leslie will be speaking about important grant deadlines which are approaching as well as how the effects of the arts are being measured within our communities.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack has another interview with Leslie Schumaker, the Executive Director for the Central Minnesota Arts Board.  The CMAB is one of the seven regional arts boards around the state of Minnesota tasked with providing arts grants and developing healthy artistic communities.  In today’s interview, Jeff and Leslie will be speaking about important grant deadlines which are approaching as well as how the effects of the arts are being measured within our communities.

Minnesota Disasters Traveling Exhibit

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 23:30

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Stearns History Museum to talk with their staff about a new exhibit from the MN Historical Society regarding the history of disasters in Minnesota. From locust plagues to the I-35 bridge collapse to a good number of overly intense blizzards, Minnesota has seen its fair share of catastrophes. This exhibit not only explores the disasters themselves but also the nature in which Minnesotans responded to them and helped out their neighbors in various times of need

Blizzard_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Stearns History Museum to talk with their staff about a new exhibit from the MN Historical Society regarding the history of disasters in Minnesota.  From locust plagues to the I-35 bridge collapse to a good number of overly intense blizzards, Minnesota has seen its fair share of catastrophes.  This exhibit not only explores the disasters themselves but also the nature in which Minnesotans responded  to them and helped out their neighbors in various times of need

Collective Memory of the Arts in St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 28:39

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with retired SCSU Arts Professor Ted Sherarts about the Collective Memory of the Arts in St. Cloud. Since late November 2011, Visual Arts Minnesota has been hosting an ongoing conversation moderated by Sherarts and involving a good number of longtime artists from the community. Through these conversations, and through the art which has been brought and discussed during these events, the history of art in St. Cloud has not only come to life, but also been recorded.

Tedsherarts_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with retired SCSU Arts Professor Ted Sherarts about the Collective Memory of the Arts in St. Cloud.  Since late November 2011, Visual Arts Minnesota has been hosting an ongoing conversation moderated by Sherarts and involving a good number of longtime artists from the community.  Through these conversations, and through the art which has been brought and discussed during these events, the history of art in St. Cloud has not only come to life, but also been recorded.

Young Artist Exhibition Program

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:01

In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with high school students Karli Jopp and Abraham Williams who are involved with the Visual Arts Minnesota “Young Artist Exhibition Program” and will be exhibiting their art during the first Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl of the season at the US Bank. The Young Artist Exhibition Program is now in its second year of existence and is on the verge of creating a lineage of artists educating each other on the myriad of best practices when it comes to how to exhibit and promote their art.

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In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with high school students Karli Jopp and Abraham Williams who are involved with the Visual Arts Minnesota “Young Artist Exhibition Program” and will be exhibiting their art during the first Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl of the season at the US Bank.  The Young Artist Exhibition Program is now in its second year of existence and is on the verge of creating a lineage of artists educating each other on the myriad of best practices when it comes to how to exhibit and promote their art.

National History Day in St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:16

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History. This is the theme for the 2012 National History Day competition for students in grades 6 through 12 being hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society at the Miller Learning Resource Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University. The Central Regional Event in Minnesota for National History Day is not only free and open to the public, but the public is encouraged to vote on which projects will make it to the next level of competition taking place at the University of Minnesota.

History_day_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History.  This is the theme for the 2012 National History Day competition for students in grades 6 through 12 being hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society at the Miller Learning Resource Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University.  The Central Regional Event in Minnesota for National History Day is not only free and open to the public, but the public is encouraged to vote on which projects will make it to the next level of competition taking place at the University of Minnesota.

All the Way to Carnegie Hall

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:51

In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU Music Department Chair Terry Vermillion about his recent performance with Trio Lorca at Carnegie Hall. Yes, THE Carnegie Hall. Joining Professor Vermillion in New York City and rounding out the group Trio Lorca were soprano Catherine Verrilli and flutist Melissa Krause. Also during this lively conversation about the journey that led from right here in central Minnesota all the way to the pinnacle of musical performance in the Big Apple, Jeff and Terry talk about the importance of music education and what the SCSU Music Department is doing to help graduates succeed in their teaching careers.

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In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU Music Department Chair Terry Vermillion about his recent performance with Trio Lorca at Carnegie Hall.  Yes, THE Carnegie Hall.  Joining Professor Vermillion in New York City and rounding out the group Trio Lorca were soprano Catherine Verrilli and flutist Melissa Krause.  Also during this lively conversation about the journey that led from right here in central Minnesota all the way to the pinnacle of musical performance in the Big Apple, Jeff and Terry talk about the importance of music education and what the SCSU Music Department is doing to help graduates succeed in their teaching careers.

St Cloud Shakespeare Festival

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:48

“Oh! For a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention;” it’s the GREAT Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival continuing in St. Cloud for the next few weeks. And as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Dennis Whipple and Chris Brown from GREAT Theatre about the festival and its myriad of partner organizations including the Stearns History Museum, the St. Cloud Public Library, and Visual Arts MN, we get to find out what it means when Shakespeare writes, “Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.”

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“Oh! For a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention;” it’s the GREAT Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival continuing in St. Cloud for the next few weeks.  And as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Dennis Whipple and Chris Brown from GREAT Theatre about the festival and its myriad of partner organizations including the Stearns History Museum, the St. Cloud Public Library, and Visual Arts MN, we get to find out what it means when Shakespeare writes, “Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.”

Venus Transit Party at SCSU

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:05

On Tuesday, June 5th, our sunset included a once in a lifetime event. Venus made its transit across the face of the sun. And as this happened, the SCSU Physics & Chemistry Department held a viewing party in the Wick Science Building which attracted far more people than they expected. As families gathered in a standing room only planetarium and in an overflow classroom, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack got to talk with SCSU Astronomy Professor Gary Bohannan about the Venus Transit, the collaborative effort between SCSU Departments that made the viewing party possible, and humanity’s place amongst the stars.

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On Tuesday, June 5th, our sunset included a once in a lifetime event.  Venus made its transit across the face of the sun.  And as this happened, the SCSU Physics & Chemistry Department held a viewing party in the Wick Science Building Planetarium which attracted far more people than they expected.  As families gathered in a standing room only planetarium and in an overflow classroom, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack got to talk with SCSU Astronomy Professor Gary Bohannan about the Venus Transit, the collaborative effort between SCSU Departments that made the viewing party possible, and humanity’s place amongst the stars.   

Sinclair Lewis Historic Tour

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:30

In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Mary Mathews and Alex Ames about Noble Prize winning author Sinclair Lewis and his history in St. Cloud. Various events over the next few days will be featuring Sinclair Lewis as part of the South Side Historic Home Tour’s Main Street to Eighth Street Celebration including a presentation of two Sinclair Lewis films at the Paramount Theater with a discussion to follow and an exhibition of Lewis Family memorabilia, including autographed first editions of Lewis’s novels, at SCSU’s Miller Learning Resource Center.

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In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Mary Mathews and Alex Ames about Noble Prize winning author Sinclair Lewis and his history in St. Cloud.  Various events over the next few days will be featuring Sinclair Lewis as part of the South Side Historic Home Tour’s Main Street to Eighth Street Celebration including a presentation of two Sinclair Lewis films at the Paramount Theater with a discussion to follow and an exhibition of Lewis Family memorabilia, including autographed first editions of Lewis’s novels, at SCSU’s Miller Learning Resource Center.

Sinclair Lewis Historic Tour

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:30

In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Mary Mathews and Alex Ames about Noble Prize winning author Sinclair Lewis and his history in St. Cloud. Various events over the next few days will be featuring Sinclair Lewis as part of the South Side Historic Home Tour’s Main Street to Eighth Street Celebration including a presentation of two Sinclair Lewis films at the Paramount Theater with a discussion to follow and an exhibition of Lewis Family memorabilia, including autographed first editions of Lewis’s novels, at SCSU’s Miller Learning Resource Center.

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In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Mary Mathews and Alex Ames about Noble Prize winning author Sinclair Lewis and his history in St. Cloud.  Various events over the next few days will be featuring Sinclair Lewis as part of the South Side Historic Home Tour’s Main Street to Eighth Street Celebration including a presentation of two Sinclair Lewis films at the Paramount Theater with a discussion to follow and an exhibition of Lewis Family memorabilia, including autographed first editions of Lewis’s novels, at SCSU’s Miller Learning Resource Center.

MN History Center 1934 A New Deal for Artists

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 23:07

In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels to St. Paul to visit the MN Historical Society and their new exhibit, 1934 A New Deal for Artists. With parallels to our current Legacy Amendment, the New Deal directly paid artists to produce art for not only the sake of art, but also so that they could actually work and help support their communities as the country struggled to emerge from the Great Depression.

Mhslogo-signature_1__small In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels to St. Paul to visit the MN Historical Society and their new exhibit, 1934 A New Deal for Artists.  With parallels to our current Legacy Amendment, the New Deal directly paid artists to produce art for not only the sake of art, but also so that they could actually work and help support their communities as the country struggled to emerge from the Great Depression.

6th Annual Avon Area Arts Celebration of the Arts

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:42

In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels to Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks in Avon to talk with some of the founding members of the Avon Area Arts regarding this weekend’s Celebration of the Arts. With kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, great food, and a host of live local music, the 6th annual Celebration of the Arts not only has something for everybody, but it also shows how a well organized, volunteer driven arts organization has developed a vibrant sense of community and creativity within Central Minnesota.

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In today’s news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels to Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks in Avon to talk with some of the founding members of the Avon Area Arts regarding this weekend’s Celebration of the Arts.  With kids’ activities, artist demonstrations, great food, and a host of live local music, the 6th annual Celebration of the Arts not only has something for everybody, but it also shows how a well organized, volunteer driven arts organization has developed a vibrant sense of community and creativity within Central Minnesota.

Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:02

Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post to attend the opening reception for “Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian.” This photography exhibit features over 50 images created by Edward Curtis in the early 1900s of western Native Americans and their ancient civilizations just as the culture of the United States began to overrun them. The Mille Lacs Indian Museum will have Sacred Legacy on display until September 16th.

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Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post to attend the opening reception for “Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian.”  This photography exhibit features over 50 images created by Edward Curtis in the early 1900s of western Native Americans and their ancient civilizations just as the culture of the United States began to overrun them.  The Mille Lacs Indian Museum will have Sacred Legacy on display until September 16th.

Legacy Destination Weekend in St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:43

The 2008 passage of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment has had a profound effect upon communities all over the state, and Explore Minnesota has come up with a series of Legacy Destination Weekends, an innovative program to help showcase Legacy events. In this news feature from July 2012, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Sheila Smith about Minnesota’s unique manner of supporting the arts and previews upcoming events which the Legacy Destination Weekend will be celebrating here in St. Cloud and the surrounding area.

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The 2008 passage of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment has had a profound effect upon communities all over the state, and Explore Minnesota has come up with a series of Legacy Destination Weekends, an innovative program to help showcase Legacy events.  In this news feature from July 2012, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Sheila Smith about Minnesota’s unique manner of supporting the arts and previews upcoming events which the Legacy Destination Weekend will be celebrating here in St. Cloud and the surrounding area.

St. Cloud Film Festival

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 28:18

The silver screen gets lit up in St. Cloud as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack drops into the Red Carpet for the St Cloud Film Festival kickoff party. Primarily a volunteer driven endeavor, the St. Cloud Film Festival is set for its second year of existence on the weekend of September 17-21. We’ll hear from some of the organizers and participants about their passion for film and how this has led to the development of a new fixture in the St. Cloud area arts scene.

Scfilmfest_small The silver screen gets lit up in St. Cloud as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack drops into the Red Carpet for the St Cloud Film Festival kickoff party.  Primarily a volunteer driven endeavor, the St. Cloud Film Festival is set for its second year of existence on the weekend of September 17-21.  We’ll hear from some of the organizers and participants about their passion for film and how this has led to the development of a new fixture in the St. Cloud area arts scene.  

Weekend of Songs Festival

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:50

The art of songwriting was the focus of the Local Blend Coffee Shop's second annual Weekend of Songs songwriter festival. The three day festival of singer/songwriter performances, open mics, meet-ups, and jam sessions celebrating songs and songwriters included stunning performances by songwriters from around the country, around the state, and around our local community. Topping off the weekend was the “18 hour Songwriting Challenge” where Rocori High School student Nathan Ness walked away with the Golden Ukulele after composing a song from a topic picked out of a hat.

Songs_small The art of songwriting was the focus of the Local Blend Coffee Shop's second annual Weekend of Songs songwriter festival.  The three day festival of singer/songwriter performances, open mics, meet-ups, and jam sessions celebrating songs and songwriters included stunning performances by songwriters from around the country, around the state, and around our local community.  Topping off the weekend was the “18 hour Songwriting Challenge” where Rocori High School student Nathan Ness walked away with the Golden Ukulele after composing a song from a topic picked out of a hat.

Sizzlin' Summer Art Crawl

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 29:47

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack discusses the Sizzlin’ Summer Downtown Art Crawl in a number of interviews with excited business owners like Dan Barth from the Pioneer Place and Jules from Jules Bistro, artists and musicians from Visual Arts Minnesota’s Art-Off, representatives from Paramount Arts and the St. John’s Liturgical Press and many more. The Sizzlin’ Summer Downtown Art Crawl was Friday, August 17th and Saturday August 18th, and with over 30 downtown businesses opening their doors to artists and the public to showcase both innovative new art as well as some old time favorites, it was an artistic weekend to remember!

Artcrawl_small In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack discusses the Sizzlin’ Summer Downtown Art Crawl in a number of interviews with excited business owners like Dan Barth from the Pioneer Place and Jules from Jules Bistro, artists and musicians from Visual Arts Minnesota’s Art-Off,  representatives from Paramount Arts and the St. John’s Liturgical Press and many more.  The Sizzlin’ Summer Downtown Art Crawl was Friday, August 17th and Saturday August 18th, and with over 30 downtown businesses opening their doors to artists and the public to showcase both innovative new art as well as some old time favorites,  it was an artistic weekend to remember!

GREAT Theatre's Hairspray

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:17

Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack has a lively chat with some members of the Great River Educational Arts Theatre just before their production of John Water’s Hairspray takes the stage. Hairspray runs from Friday September 7th through Sunday September 16th at the Paramount Theater and features a cast of over thirty local actors. GREAT Theater is also celebrating its 15th season in St. Cloud with a variety of other productions including The Hobbit, a Christmas Carol, Junie B. Jones, Annie, Charlotte’s Web, and The King and I.

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Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack has a lively chat with some members of the Great River Educational Arts Theatre just before their production of John Water’s Hairspray takes the stage.  Hairspray runs from Friday September 7th through Sunday September 16th at the Paramount Theater and features a cast of over thirty local actors.  GREAT Theater is also celebrating its 15th season in St. Cloud with a variety of other productions including The Hobbit, a Christmas Carol, Junie B. Jones, Annie, Charlotte’s Web, and The King and I.

The St. Cloud Area Roller Dolls . . . SCAR Dolls!

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:00

The roller derby is coming to St. Cloud! As this unique and very popular sport begins to take hold in central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack interviews the ladies of the SCAR Dolls, who are an eclectic cross section of our community. The St. Cloud Area Roller Dolls will be holding their first home bout Saturday, September 8th at 7:00 PM at the Bernicks Arena in Sartell. It’s a family friendly event and also a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

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The roller derby is coming to St. Cloud!  As this unique and very popular sport begins to take hold in central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack interviews the ladies of the SCAR Dolls, who are an eclectic cross section of our community.  The St. Cloud Area Roller Dolls will be holding their first home bout Saturday, September 8th at 7:00 PM at the Bernicks Arena in Sartell.  It’s a family friendly event and also a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

St. Cloud Film Festival 2012

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 28:21

In this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with a number of directors and producers who participated in the St. Cloud Film Festival in September of 2012. Taking place during three consecutive days at the Pioneer Place on Fifth and an additional fourth day at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud; the film festival featured clips from award winning films as well as films produced by area school children and participants of the "Day for Night" 24 hour film contest. Grab your popcorn and enjoy!

Filmfest_small In this news feature, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with a number of directors and producers who participated in the St. Cloud Film Festival in September of 2012. Taking place during three consecutive days at the Pioneer Place on Fifth and an additional fourth day at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud; the film festival featured clips from award winning films as well as films produced by area school children and participants of the "Day for Night" 24 hour film contest. Grab your popcorn and enjoy!

The Art of Recovery

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 24:09

In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Lee Ladue from the SCSU Women’s Center and Alicia Nichols from the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs about the Art of Recovery exhibit now on display in the Atwood Gallery on the SCSU campus. The Art of Recovery is comprised of artwork from a variety of Minnesotans who have been victims of crimes, and their art reflects their healing process so that other crime victims may find strength and understanding.

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2012-aor-masthead-wide-04-72dpi-960x450-logo__1__small In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Lee Ladue from the SCSU Women’s Center and Alicia Nichols from the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs about the Art of Recovery exhibit now on display in the Atwood Gallery on the SCSU campus.  The Art of Recovery is comprised of artwork from a variety of Minnesotans who have been victims of crimes, and their art reflects their healing process so that other crime victims may find strength and understanding.

Survive and Thrive

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 27:48

In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU English Professor Rex Veeder about the upcoming Survive and Thrive conference to be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, the Pioneer Place on Fifth, and D.B. Searle’s in St. Cloud. Survive and Thrive is more than just the name of the conference; it is also the underlying philosophy that survivors of sudden cardiac arrest must adapt into their lives in order to recover. One must have something to live for, and the medical sciences are beginning to look at the science behind creativity as this “something to live for.” The incorporation of this philosophy is making the conference more of a festival than just classrooms and panel discussions, so hold on as Dr. Veeder lets us know how we can survive and thrive!

Heart_small In this feature interview, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU English Professor Rex Veeder about the upcoming Survive and Thrive conference to be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, the Pioneer Place on Fifth, and D.B. Searle’s in St. Cloud.  Survive and Thrive is more than just the name of the conference; it is also the underlying philosophy that survivors of sudden cardiac arrest must adapt into their lives in order to recover.  One must have something to live for, and the medical sciences are beginning to look at the science behind creativity as this “something to live for.”  The incorporation of this philosophy is making the conference more of a festival than just classrooms and panel discussions, so hold on as Dr. Veeder lets us know how we can survive and thrive!

The Granite City Radio Theatre, Episode 1 Part 1

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 54:40

KVSC presents the Granite City Radio Theatre in partnership with the Pioneer Place Theatre Company in St. Cloud. The Granite City Radio Theatre is a locally written radio drama and comedy starring some of your favorite actors and actresses to have graced the Pioneer Place stage over the years. This first broadcast from the Pioneer Place Theatre in front of a live studio audience was on Wednesday, October 3. Sit back and enjoy the exploits of the Shade's Brigade, the music of Collective Unconscious, and the laughter created by taking a look around our community!

Gcrt_logo_small KVSC presents the Granite City Radio Theatre in partnership with the Pioneer Place Theatre Company in St. Cloud. The Granite City Radio Theatre is a locally written radio drama and comedy starring some of your favorite actors and actresses to have graced the Pioneer Place stage over the years. This first broadcast from the Pioneer Place Theatre in front of a live studio audience was on Wednesday, October 3.  Sit back and enjoy the exploits of the Shade's Brigade, the music of Collective Unconscious , and the laughter created by taking a look around our community!

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From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 45:12

KVSC presents the Granite City Radio Theatre in partnership with the Pioneer Place Theatre Company in St. Cloud. The Granite City Radio Theatre is a locally written radio drama and comedy starring some of your favorite actors and actresses to have graced the Pioneer Place stage over the years. This first broadcast from the Pioneer Place Theatre in front of a live studio audience was on Wednesday, October 3. Sit back and enjoy the exploits of the Shade's Brigade, the music of Collective Unconscious, and the laughter created by taking a look around our community!

Gcrt_logo_small KVSC presents the Granite City Radio Theatre in partnership with the Pioneer Place Theatre Company in St. Cloud. The Granite City Radio Theatre is a locally written radio drama and comedy starring some of your favorite actors and actresses to have graced the Pioneer Place stage over the years. This first broadcast from the Pioneer Place Theatre in front of a live studio audience was on Wednesday, October 3.  Sit back and enjoy the exploits of the Shade's Brigade, the music of Collective Unconscious , and the laughter created by taking a look around our community!

Rocky Horror!

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 30:56

In one of the sexiest news features to ever air at KVSC, Art & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Curtain Call Community Theater as they prepare to amaze St. Cloud with their production of the Rocky Horror Show at D.B. Searle’s over Halloween weekend. Toast, rice, and squirt guns will be in abundance as the audience becomes part of the performance in this once in a lifetime experience that will leave you rapt with antici . . . . pation!

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In one of the sexiest news features to ever air at KVSC, Art & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Curtain Call Community Theater as they prepare to amaze St. Cloud with their production of the Rocky Horror Show at D.B. Searle’s over Halloween weekend.  Toast, rice, and squirt guns will be in abundance as the audience becomes part of the performance in this once in a lifetime experience that will leave you rapt with antici . . . . pation!

The River Ferry System of Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:26

This feature length program comes from a new Arts & Cultural Heritage funded program at KVSC, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota. Through partnering with the Stearns History Museum, your host Jeff Carmack will be bringing KVSC listeners a series of features about parts of our culture that may have been lost within the mist of history. Today, Jeff talks with Steve Houle about his research on the history of Minnesota’s system of river ferries and how this system wound up being the driving force behind where the cities and towns we now call home came into being.

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This feature length program comes from a new Arts & Cultural Heritage funded program at KVSC, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota.  Through partnering with the Stearns History Museum, your host Jeff Carmack will be bringing KVSC listeners a series of features about parts of our culture that may have been lost within the mist of history.  Today, Jeff talks with Steve Houle about his research on the history of Minnesota’s system of river ferries and how this system wound up being the driving force behind where the cities and towns we now call home came into being.

The Paramount Restoration

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:26

The Paramount Theater in down town St. Cloud is one of our enduring community treasures. It first opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1921 as the Sherman Theater and its stage has seen thousands of performances including Vaudeville, operas, rock concerts, Broadway road shows, movies, speeches, and, of course, wrestling matches. The Paramount, however, has not always been in the good shape that it is today. During the 1960’s through the 80’s, its state of disrepair nearly ended its existence, but a group of citizens and the city turned that fate around. Today’s news feature comes from the Arts & Cultural Heritage funded program, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota Art, as producer Jeff Carmack sits down with the Paramount Arts Resource Trust Executive Director Tony Goddard to discuss the fascinating history of the Paramount and its restoration.

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The Paramount Theater in down town St. Cloud is one of our enduring community treasures.  It first opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1921 as the Sherman Theater and its stage has seen thousands of performances including Vaudeville, operas, rock concerts, Broadway road shows, movies, speeches, and, of course, wrestling matches.  The Paramount, however, has not always been in the good shape that it is today.  During the 1960’s through the 80’s, its state of disrepair nearly ended its existence, but a group of citizens and the city turned that fate around.  Today’s news feature comes from the Arts & Cultural Heritage funded program, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota Art, as producer Jeff Carmack sits down with the Paramount Arts Resource Trust Executive Director Tony Goddard to discuss the fascinating history of the Paramount and its restoration. 

Melrose Area Museum

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 24:05

In today’s installment of KVSC’s Legacy Funded “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota,” Jeff Carmack visits the Melrose Area Museum. Located across the street from St. Mary’s Church in Melrose, the museum is housed in an old convent and stocked full of memorabilia and artifacts. With items such as a Spanish American War uniform worn by an area resident all the way to Craig Schiffler’s bowling bag, shoes, and numerous 300 game commemorative bowling rings, the Melrose Area Museum gives the area’s rich history a clear and inclusive voice.

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In today’s installment of KVSC’s Legacy Funded “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota,” Jeff Carmack visits the Melrose Area Museum.  Located across the street from St. Mary’s Church in Melrose, the museum is housed in an old convent and stocked full of memorabilia and artifacts.  With items such as a Spanish American War uniform worn by an area resident all the way to Craig Schiffler’s bowling bag, shoes, and numerous 300 game commemorative bowling rings, the Melrose Area Museum gives the area’s rich history a clear and inclusive voice.

SCSU Archives

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 24:18

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, the SCSU Archive has just recently installed a new timeline component to their website, and Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sat down with Tom Steman, the first full time professional archivist at SCSU, to discuss this interactive tool that looks all the way back to 1869. Laid out throughout the timeline are photos and other information about notable people and occurrences such as the first principal of St Cloud State, Ira Moore; how armed forces veterans entered SCSU following World War II; and the wide array of concerts at SCSU featuring artists like John Denver, Louis Armstrong, and Pink Floyd.

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Photo__6__small In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, the SCSU Archive has just recently installed a new timeline component to their website , and Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sat down with Tom Steman, the first full time professional archivist at SCSU, to discuss this interactive tool that looks all the way back to 1869.  Laid out throughout the timeline are photos and other information about notable people and occurrences such as the first principal of St Cloud State, Ira Moore; how armed forces veterans entered SCSU following World War II; and the wide array of concerts at SCSU featuring artists like John Denver, Louis Armstrong, and Pink Floyd.

Quilts at the College of St. Benedict

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:02

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack is going to keep you nice and cozy and warm with quilts! The College of St. Benedict is celebrating their centennial this year with a number of events including a pairing of the musical Quilters, which combines music, dance movement, and scenes of dramatic, historical intensity to depict the frontier life of pioneers from 100 years ago, with the visual arts exhibition The Quilt: The Art of Our Community, which features quilts from our local community and honors the women who have continued this historical tradition throughout the years.

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In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack is going to keep you nice and cozy and warm with quilts!  The College of St. Benedict is celebrating their centennial this year with a number of events including a pairing of the musical Quilters, which combines music, dance movement, and scenes of dramatic, historical intensity to depict the frontier life of pioneers from 100 years ago, with the visual arts exhibition The Quilt: The Art of Our Community, which features quilts from our local community and honors the women who have continued this historical tradition throughout the years. 

Nick Chanaka: St. Cloud Baseball of 60 Years Ago

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:25

This time around in the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Station Manager Jo McMullen finds an untold story within a long time resident of St. Cloud, Nick Chanaka. Nick Chanaka originally came to St. Cloud in 1948 as part of the New York Giants’ Minor League team, the St. Cloud Rocks, and has been a part of the community ever since. Tune in to hear stories of the history of baseball in St. Cloud, a glimpse of the area’s atmosphere of 60 years ago, and what it takes to succeed in not only baseball, but in life, all from one of our older neighbors.

Img_0174nick_chanaka__st_cloud_2000_small This time around in the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Station Manager Jo McMullen finds an untold story within a long time resident of St. Cloud, Nick Chanaka.  Nick Chanaka originally came to St. Cloud in 1948 as part of the New York Giants’ Minor League team, the St. Cloud Rocks, and has been a part of the community ever since.  Tune in to hear stories of the history of baseball in St. Cloud, a glimpse of the area’s atmosphere of 60 years ago, and what it takes to succeed in not only baseball, but in life, all from one of our older neighbors. 

The Pioneer Place Theater and 100 Years

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:09

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with Dan Barth at the Pioneer Place Theater to talk about the historic building in which the Pioneer Place resides. The building itself is turning 100 years old this year and during this interview Dan and Jeff talk about the history of the building, the upcoming major celebration this summer that the Pioneer Place holding, as well as how over the last 15 years the Pioneer Place has tied the past, present, and future together in downtown St. Cloud.

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In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with Dan Barth at the Pioneer Place Theater to talk about the historic building in which the Pioneer Place resides.  The building itself is turning 100 years old this year and during this interview Dan and Jeff talk about the history of the building, the upcoming major celebration this summer that the Pioneer Place holding, as well as how over the last 15 years the Pioneer Place has tied the past, present, and future together in downtown St. Cloud.

Carnivale Revolver Burlesque

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:49

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with artists Scarlet Revolver and Dottie St. James about exploring the history of taboo through burlesque. These local women are the driving force behind Carnivale Revolver, a dance group bringing a long absent form of entertainment back to St. Cloud.

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with artists Scarlet Revolver and Dottie St. James about exploring the history of taboo through burlesque.   These local women are the driving force behind Carnivale Revolver, a dance group bringing a long absent form of entertainment back to St. Cloud.

St. Cloud Remembered on Facebook

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:38

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with lifelong St. Cloud resident John Lund about a Facebook project that he’s begun documenting the history of our area. It’s called “St. Cloud Remembered” and it contains a myriad of photos and stories collected through local historical institutions as well as from residents who have found some very interesting artifacts that they’d like to share. Over the first couple of months of its existence, the page has accumulated nearly 5,000 followers, and the online conversation is just beginning.

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In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with lifelong St. Cloud resident John Lund about a Facebook project that he’s begun documenting the history of our area.  It’s called “St. Cloud Remembered” and it contains a myriad of photos and stories collected through local historical institutions as well as from residents who have found some very interesting artifacts that they’d like to share.  Over the first couple of months of its existence, the page has accumulated nearly 5,000 followers, and the online conversation is just beginning.

SCSU Archives: Day of Peace, Mississippi Swim, and Sinclair Lewis

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:22

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack climbs to the top of the Miller Learning Resource Center to talk again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman about a student peace protest during the Vietnam War, a daring and now forbidden tradition involving SCSU students and the Mississippi, and a treasure trove of letters written by Sinclair Lewis.

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In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack climbs to the top of the Miller Learning Resource Center to talk again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman about a student peace protest during the Vietnam War, a daring and now forbidden tradition involving SCSU students and the Mississippi, and a treasure trove of letters written by Sinclair Lewis.

Lucy Kaplansky Interviewed by Bridget Baumgartner

From KVSC | Part of the KVSC at the Winnipeg Folk Festival series | 19:33

Recently KVSC’s Roots Cellar host Bridget Baumgartner spoke with Red House Recording Artist and Folk Singer/Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky about her new album Reunion as well as her collaboration with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka. This collaboration has taken the form of the band Red Horse, and they are performing as part of the College of St. Benedict St. Johns University Fine Arts Programing on Friday April 26, 2013 at the Stephen B Humphery Theater.

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Recently KVSC’s Roots Cellar host Bridget Baumgartner spoke with Red House Recording Artist and Folk Singer/Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky about her new album Reunion as well as her collaboration with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka.  This collaboration has taken the form of the band Red Horse, and they are performing as part of the College of St. Benedict St. Johns University Fine Arts Programing on Friday April 26, 2013 at the Stephen B Humphery Theater.  

Homeless is my Address . . . Not my Name

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:53

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, the “untold story” is one that, in our recent economic environment, lingers dangerously at the edge of everyone’s life, and this would be homelessness. For the next half hour or so, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with representatives from the United Way of Central Minnesota and Catholic Charities of St. Cloud to discuss a special photography exhibit hosted at the Paramount Theater’s St. Germain Gallery. It’s called “Homeless is my Address . . . Not My Name” and it sheds a new light on what is homelessness in our community and what we can do about it.

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, the “untold story” is one that, in our recent economic environment, lingers dangerously at the edge of everyone’s life, and this would be homelessness.  For the next half hour or so, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with representatives from the United Way of Central Minnesota and Catholic Charities of St. Cloud to discuss a special photography exhibit hosted at the Paramount Theater’s St. Germain Gallery.  It’s called “Homeless is my Address . . . Not My Name” and it sheds a new light on what is homelessness in our community and what we can do about it.

The New Deal in Central Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:44

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with retired SCSU Professor Bill Morgan and the Stearns History Museum’s Adam Smith about FDR’s New Deal program and its effect upon central Minnesota. Currently, the Stearns History Museum and Research Center is hosting the exhibit “Uncle Sam’s New Deal” through August 4th that details these projects. Through a discussion about this history of our area, we find parallels, similarities, and differences with a bygone era.

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In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with retired SCSU Professor Bill Morgan and the Stearns History Museum’s Adam Smith about FDR’s New Deal program and its effect upon central Minnesota.  Currently, the Stearns History Museum and Research Center is hosting the exhibit “Uncle Sam’s New Deal” through August 4th that details these projects.  Through a discussion about this history of our area, we find parallels, similarities, and differences with a bygone era.

Vietnam Revisited

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:26

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota from May 2013, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talked with Vietnam Veteran Jim Reischl about his recent journey back to Vietnam. Jim, like many other Vets of that era, left over 40 years ago without any thought of returning. However, memories of places and a particular person drew him back into this continuing story.

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The SCAR Dolls and Suicide Prevention

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:53

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota there's a little bit of a twist. This week, it’s about “preventing untold stories” as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with a couple of the SCAR Dolls Roller Derby team members and a representative from their partner organization, Promoting a Caring Community, which is an SCSU grant funded organization dedicated to suicide prevention.

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Mysterious Creatures of Central Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:14

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author and paranormal researcher Chad Lewis about his experiences with bizarre and strange creature reports in Minnesota. Chad Lewis appeared at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, July 12th to discuss his book “Minnesota’s Guide to Mysterious Creatures” to discuss Bigfoot sightings, the witch of Loon Lake cemetery, and eye witness accounts of lake monsters from around the state.

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author and paranormal researcher Chad Lewis about his experiences with bizarre and strange creature reports in Minnesota.  Chad Lewis appeared at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, July 12th to discuss his book “Minnesota’s Guide to Mysterious Creatures” to discuss Bigfoot sightings, the witch of Loon Lake cemetery, and eye witness accounts of lake monsters from around the state.

Rooftop Theater's The Wedding Singer

From KVSC | Part of the St. Cloud Area Arts & Culture Collage series | 26:04

In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Rooftop Theater Company actors Mackenzie Lahren and Johnny Packard as well as director Linda McGowan about their upcoming production of the Wedding Singer. This comedy from the late 90’s about music and love in the 80’s was made into a Braodway musical in the 2000’s and will be performed on the Paramount Theater stage in the 2010’s . . . specifically, beginning on Thursday, July 25, 2013, and running through August 3rd.

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In this news feature, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Rooftop Theater Company actors Mackenzie Lahren and Johnny Packard as well as director Linda McGowan about their upcoming production of the Wedding Singer.  This comedy from the late 90’s about music and love in the 80’s was made into a Braodway musical in the 2000’s and will be performed on the Paramount Theater stage in the 2010’s . . . specifically, beginning on Thursday, July 25, 2013, and running through August 3rd.

The Peck Farm: Wildlife Rehab and Nature Conservation

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:44

In today’s episode of KVSC’s “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota” Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with John and Linda Peck on their farm outside of Rockville. Over the years, the Pecks have been involved with preserving the natural environment surrounding their farm as well as rehabilitating the wild animals that make central Minnesota home. Through education and planned giving, the Pecks are also ensuring that this gem of our pastoral surroundings is maintained and will be enjoyed far into the future.

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In today’s episode of KVSC’s “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota” Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with John and Linda Peck on their farm outside of Rockville.  Over the years, the Pecks have been involved with preserving the natural environment surrounding their farm as well as rehabilitating the wild animals that make central Minnesota home.  Through education and planned giving, the Pecks are also ensuring that this gem of our pastoral surroundings is maintained and will be enjoyed far into the future.   

The Melrose Area Museum and the Civil War

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:39

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Jean and Roger Paschke from the Melrose Area Museum regarding their commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The event features a uniformed Civil War interpreter, Civil War displays, free museum tours, live entertainment by local musicians, and refreshments as well as free tours of the Oak Hill, St. Mary’s, and St. Patrick’s Cemeteries that will all have Veterans’ graves marked to pay homage to Civil War Veterans.

Melrose_museum_small In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Jean and Roger Paschke from the Melrose Area Museum regarding their commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.  The event features a uniformed Civil War interpreter, Civil War displays, free museum tours, live entertainment by local musicians, and refreshments as well as free tours of the Oak Hill, St. Mary’s, and St. Patrick’s Cemeteries that will all have Veterans’ graves marked to pay homage to Civil War Veterans.

Weber's Deck Part 1

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:47

In Part 1 of 2 of a special Untold Story of Central Minnesota, we’re focusing on Weber’s Deck, a non-profit, community supported, Sunday afternoon destination in French Lake for hundreds of music loving Minnesotans each week. This brainchild of host and “owner of the deck”, Casey Weber, is not just a hangout for bikers and grandmas who love their county, blues, and blue-grass, but it has also become a well-known oasis of “Minnesota Nice” for bands touring the country.
Today in Part 1, we’ll be talking to some of the musicians dropping into The Deck about their impressions about this phenomenon, and in tomorrow’s Part 2 of the feature, we’ll be talking with Casey Weber as well as other area community members about how this weekly gathering of like-minded folk has evolved over the past five years into such a life and community changing event.

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In Part 1 of 2 of a special Untold Story of Central Minnesota, we’re focusing on Weber’s Deck, a non-profit, community supported, Sunday afternoon destination in French Lake for hundreds of music loving Minnesotans each week.  This brainchild of host and “owner of the deck”, Casey Weber, is not just a hangout for bikers and grandmas who love their county, blues, and blue-grass, but it has also become a well-known oasis of “Minnesota Nice” for bands touring the country.

Today in Part 1, we’ll be talking to some of the musicians dropping into The Deck about their impressions about this phenomenon, and in tomorrow’s Part 2 of the feature, we’ll be talking with Casey Weber as well as other area community members about how this weekly gathering of like-minded folk has evolved over the past five years into such a life and community changing event.

Weber's Deck Part 2

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:18

Weber’s Deck is a non-profit, community supported, Sunday afternoon destination in French Lake for hundreds of music loving Minnesotans each week. In Part 2 of a special Untold Story of Central Minnesota focusing on Weber’s Deck, we’ll be talking with Casey Weber as well as other area community members about how this weekly gathering of like-minded folk has evolved over the past five years into such a life and community changing event that has become a well-known oasis of “Minnesota Nice” for bands touring the country.

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Webers_deck_2_small Weber’s Deck is a non-profit, community supported, Sunday afternoon destination in French Lake for hundreds of music loving Minnesotans each week.  In Part 2 of a special Untold Story of Central Minnesota focusing on Weber’s Deck, we’ll be talking with Casey Weber as well as other area community members about how this weekly gathering of like-minded folk has evolved over the past five years into such a life and community changing event that has become a well-known oasis of “Minnesota Nice” for bands touring the country.

The Untold Stories of St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:49

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis about how an understanding of history can guide us into the future. Along the way, we also discover some interesting things about St. Cloud’s past, including the consequences of cow tipping, and how you can learn more through the mayor’s historic trolley rides and weekly town hall meetings.

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In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis about how an understanding of history can guide us into the future.  Along the way, we also discover some interesting things about St. Cloud’s past, including the consequences of cow tipping, and how you can learn more through the mayor’s historic trolley rides and weekly town hall meetings.   

The SCSU Archives Revisited Again

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:38

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman. Located on the top floor of the Miller Learning Center, the University Archive welcomes new and returning students with a plethora of historic information that is continually being made available online. Jeff and Tom’s conversation this time concerns the founding of SCSU, a campaign visit where an eventual President of the United States partook in a university tradition, and a new addition to the archive that truly allows visitors to look into the past.

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman.  Located on the top floor of the Miller Learning Center, the University Archive welcomes new and returning students with a plethora of historic information that is continually being made available online.  Jeff and Tom’s conversation this time concerns the founding of SCSU, a campaign visit where an eventual President of the United States partook in a university tradition, and a new addition to the archive that truly allows visitors to look into the past. 

Northern Slave, Black Dakota

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 25:21

In this episode of the “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota,” Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with author Walt Bachman about his book "Northern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey." This book details the life of an escaped slave and his role in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 as well as the US Army’s pre-Civil War practice of paying officers to keep slaves. In a cosponsored event by the Stearns History Museum and the SCSU History Department, Walt Bachman gave a presentation on Wednesday Oct 16, 2013, at SCSU in the Voyageurs Room in the Atwood Memorial Center to discuss his research and findings.

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In this episode of the “Untold Stories of Central Minnesota,” Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with author Walt Bachman about his book "Northern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey." This book details the life of an escaped slave and his role in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 as well as the US Army’s pre-Civil War practice of paying officers to keep slaves.  In a cosponsored event by the Stearns History Museum and the SCSU History Department, Walt Bachman gave a presentation on Wednesday Oct 16, 2013, at SCSU in the Voyageurs Room in the Atwood Memorial Center to discuss his research and findings.

Aunt Annie's Quilts and Silks to Close

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 24:54

Today’s installment of KVSC’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is bittersweet as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks in Avon for one last time. On the eve of the quilt shop’s closure due to retirement, Lucy Senstad and her husband Mopar recall how they got started with the fabric store and what led to it becoming a unique and popular music venue that has attracted national caliber folk and blues musicians. They also share some of their experiences from over the years, which turn out to be surprisingly interesting and spooky for a simple Central Minnesota quilt shop!

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Today’s installment of KVSC’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is bittersweet as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits Aunt Annie’s Quilts and Silks in Avon for one last time.  On the eve of the quilt shop’s closure due to retirement, Lucy Senstad and her husband Mopar recall how they got started with the fabric store and what led to it becoming a unique and popular music venue that has attracted national caliber folk and blues musicians.  They also share some of their experiences from over the years, which turn out to be surprisingly interesting and spooky for a simple Central Minnesota quilt shop!

The Rocky Horror Show at the Pioneer Place

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 25:33

This particular installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota marks a milestone for Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack as this is his 100th feature story for KVSC radio. In the studio today, Jeff is joined by some of the cast and the director of Rooftop Theater’s production of the Rocky Horror Show being performed at the Pioneer Place Theater throughout the week of Halloween of 2013. The Rocky Horror Show is a musical that is a little different from the cult classic movie that many are used to, so dig out your garters and enjoy as Jeff and his guests discuss how laughter is the new sexy in St. Cloud.

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This particular installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota marks a milestone for Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack as this is his 100th feature story for KVSC radio.  In the studio today, Jeff is joined by some of the cast and the director of Rooftop Theater’s production of the Rocky Horror Show being performed at the Pioneer Place Theater throughout the week of Halloween of 2013.  The Rocky Horror Show is a musical that is a little different from the cult classic movie that many are used to, so dig out your garters and enjoy as Jeff and his guests discuss how laughter is the new sexy in St. Cloud.

Granite City Radio Theater: Season 2, Episode 1, Hour 1

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The Granite City Radio Theater returned to the Pioneer Place Theater on October 23, 2013 for the premier of Season 2! In Hour #1, you can find out how Shade's Brigade falls into greater mystical dangers, how Sven, Ole, and Lena deal with a critical candy shortage, how St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis does in defending his Trivia Title, and how special musical guest Stacy Bauer rips it up with house band Collective Unconscious!

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The Granite City Radio Theater returned to the Pioneer Place Theater on October 23, 2013 for the premier of Season 2!  In Hour #1, you can find out how Shade's Brigade falls into greater mystical dangers, how Sven, Ole, and Lena deal with a critical candy shortage, how St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis does in defending his Trivia Title, and how special musical guest Stacy Bauer rips it up with house band Collective Unconscious!

Granite City Radio Theater: Season 2, Episode 1, Hour 2

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In Hour 2 of the Granite City Radio Theater, we take on the Ghost of Sportsman Island, experience the Jack-o-lantern Glow-Down, have an investigative report on the nature of St. Cloud roundabouts, possibly lose one of the Shade's Brigade, and blow the doors off the joint with Stacy Bauer and Collective Unconscious!

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In Hour 2 of the Granite City Radio Theater, we take on the Ghost of Sportsman Island, experience the Jack-o-lantern Glow-Down, have an investigative report on the nature of St. Cloud roundabouts, possibly lose one of the Shade's Brigade, and blow the doors off the joint with Stacy Bauer and Collective Unconscious

Another Sip of Minnesota 13

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:22

This installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota raises a glass to Minnesota 13, a nationally famous moonshine during Prohibition that was primarily distilled in Stearns County. Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Elaine Davis six years after the publication of her book entitled “Minnesota 13” and her initial interview with Jo McMullen on KVSC to see how this part of our cultural heritage has made its way back around to be very relevant again with the passage of the Surly Bill, which has made distilling in the State of Minnesota a viable reality again along. While the book delves deeply into some old family histories of Stearns County, since its publication more stories have surfaced from other families in the area who have found that they all share this cultural link with one another. In fact, this cultural link includes a traveling exhibit on its way to the Minnesota History Center as well as a fundraiser for the Stearns History Museum taking place at one of our old speakeasies, Anton's Fish and Whiskey.

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This installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota raises a glass to Minnesota 13, a nationally famous moonshine during Prohibition that was primarily distilled in Stearns County.  Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Elaine Davis six years after the publication of her book entitled “Minnesota 13” and her initial interview with Jo McMullen on KVSC to see how this part of our cultural heritage has made its way back around to be very relevant again with the passage of the Surly Bill, which has made distilling in the State of Minnesota a viable reality again along.  While the book delves deeply into some old family histories of Stearns County, since its publication more stories have surfaced from other families in the area who have found that they all share this cultural link with one another.  In fact, this cultural link includes a traveling exhibit on its way to the Minnesota History Center as well as a fundraiser for the Stearns History Museum taking place at one of our old speakeasies, Anton's Fish and Whiskey.

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From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:00

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits Camphill Village, a self-sustaining farm and community for adults with developmental disabilities that has existed outside of Sauk Center for the past 33 years. Based on a philosophy similar to that of the Waldorf educational system, this volunteer driven, multi-generational organization has brought a depth of heart to our area which is rare in the world today, but it may be just what the world needs.

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits Camphill Village, a self-sustaining farm and community for adults with developmental disabilities that has existed outside of Sauk Center for the past 33 years.  Based on a philosophy similar to that of the Waldorf educational system, this volunteer driven, multigenerational organization has brought a depth of heart to our area which is rare in the world today, but it may be just what the world needs.

Building Community in 2013, a Look Back.

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:55

From stories about the days of yore to innovative ideas about how to move into the future, the KVSC series the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota has covered a lot of ground during 2013. In today’s installment of the Untold Stories, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes a look back at 2013 for an audio recap of a common thread that ties all these different stories together: community. We create our community through the way we live, and after hearing about the concepts of community found with stories such as an interview with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, the music and laughter of Weber’s Deck, a partnership with the SCAR Dolls to prevent suicide, as well as from a few others, you’ll agree that central Minnesota is a pretty darn nice place to live.

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From stories about the days of yore to innovative ideas about how to move into the future, the KVSC series the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota has covered a lot of ground during 2013.  In today’s installment of the Untold Stories, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes a look back at 2013 for an audio recap of a common thread that ties all these different stories together:  community. We create our community through the way we live, and after hearing about the concepts of community found with stories such as an interview with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, the music and laughter of Weber’s Deck, a partnership with the SCAR Dolls to prevent suicide, as well as from a few others, you’ll agree that central Minnesota is a pretty darn nice place to live.  

Wikipedia-Edit-a-Thon at SCSU

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:49

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU’s Rachael Wexelbaum about the recent Wikipedia-Edit-a-Thon held at the Miller Learning Resource Center. Over the past few years, people have realized that while Wikipedia has become a massive online resource and an opportunity for history to be written by the individuals living it, Wikipedia also has some very large holes within its content that correspond to underrepresented groups, most specifically women. This first time Edit-a-Thon at SCSU was part of an international effort to begin fixing that.

Images_small In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with SCSU’s Rachael Wexelbaum about the recent Wikipedia-Edit-a-Thon held at the Miller Learning Resource Center. Over the past few years, people have realized that while Wikipedia has become a massive online resource and an opportunity for history to be written by the individuals living it, Wikipedia also has some very large holes within its content that correspond to underrepresented groups, most specifically women.  This first time Edit-a-Thon at SCSU was part of an international effort to begin fixing that.

Tim Hoheisel from the Stearns History Museum

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:15

In today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Tim Hoheisel, Executive Director of the Stearns History Museum. During the first six months of his tenure as Executive Director, the Stearns History Museum has been the site of some pretty exciting activity, including the development of a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute as well as the receiving of “The Reflection of the Year 2013 Award” from St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis. During the next half hour or so, you’ll be able to hear more about what this means for the museum and also more about the mission and further programming available at the Stearns History Museum.

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In today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Tim Hoheisel, Executive Director of the Stearns History Museum.  During the first six months of his tenure as Executive Director, the Stearns History Museum has been the site of some pretty exciting activity, including the development of a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute as well as the receiving of “The Reflection of the Year 2013 Award” from St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis.  During the next half hour or so, you’ll be able to hear more about what this means for the museum and also more about the mission and further programming available at the Stearns History Museum.

A Conversation with Florence Griffin

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:41

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with 90-year-old Florence Griffin about how life in Minnesota has changed over the years. Florence grew up on a farm during the Depression and went on to become a nurse in her husband’s medical practice in rural Pope County, and over the years she has witnessed and learned much from life. While some things change, many, including how people look out for one another, seem to stay the same, and at the age of 90, she feels that it’s important for folk today to know this.

Griffinsmaller_small In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with 90-year-old Florence Griffin about how life in Minnesota has changed over the years.  Florence grew up on a farm during the Depression and went on to become a nurse in her husband’s medical practice in rural Pope County, and over the years she has witnessed and learned much from life. While some things change, many, including how people look out for one another, seem to stay the same, and at the age of 90, she feels that it’s important for folk today to know this.

The Old Mill in Sauk Centre

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 25:25

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels out to Sauk Centre to bring us a story about one man and his mission to restore an historical landmark. The Old Mill in Sauk Centre has gone through many changes in its 120 year existence, and these days it looks a little rough; however, Sauk Center resident Jeremy Weber has a plan. And that plan is to turn this massive labyrinth of a building into a focal point of the community.

Oldmill_small In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels out to Sauk Centre to bring us a story about one man and his mission to restore an historical landmark.  The Old Mill in Sauk Centre has gone through many changes in its 120 year existence, and these days it looks a little rough; however, Sauk Center resident Jeremy Weber has a plan.  And that plan is to turn this massive labyrinth of a building into a focal point of the community.

Service Learning at the College of St. Benedict

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 22:44

This installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is Part 2 of an ongoing series about Service Learning in Central Minnesota. This time, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels out to the College of St. Benedict to hear from three students about how Service Learning has changed their ideas about what they’d like to do not only with their college careers, but also with what they’d like to do with their lives. Jeff also speaks with Adia Zeeman, the Service Learning Coordinator for the College of St. Benedict St. John’s University, about the college’s history of service learning over its 100 years of being an institution.

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This installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is Part 2 of an ongoing series about Service Learning in Central Minnesota.   This time, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack travels out to the College of St. Benedict to hear from three students about how Service Learning has changed their ideas about what they’d like to do not only with their college careers, but also with what they’d like to do with their lives.  Jeff also speaks with Adia Zeeman, the Service Learning Coordinator for the College of St. Benedict St. John’s University, about the college’s history of service learning over its 100 years of being an institution.

Edible Books at SCSU Learning Center

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 24:38

In this tasty installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us the Edible Book Contest at SCSU’s Miller Center. Now in its fourth year, the Edible Book Contest began as part of the celebration of the Miller Center’s 10 year anniversary, and has been continued each year since because it is just so fun and interesting. Bon appetite!

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In this tasty installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us the Edible Book Contest at SCSU’s Miller Center.  Now in its fourth year, the Edible Book Contest began as part of the celebration of the Miller Center’s 10 year anniversary, and has been continued each year since because it is just so fun and interesting. Bon appetite!

Tri-County Humane Society Keeps Its Tail Wagging

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:44

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores the world of puppies and kitties at the Tri-County Humane Society. Just months away from its 40th Year anniversary, the Tri-County Humane Society is a non-profit agency with a constant buzz of activity, placing over 3,500 animals per year into forever homes. In today’s feature, you’ll find out how they do it through volunteer involvement, community support, and tons of plain old cuteness!

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores the world of puppies and kitties at the Tri-County Humane Society.  Just months away from its 40th Year anniversary, the Tri-County Humane Society is a non-profit agency with a constant buzz of activity, placing over 3,500 animals per year into forever homes.  In today’s feature, you’ll find out how they do it through volunteer involvement, community support, and tons of plain old cuteness!

Stearns History Museum Summer 2014

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:42

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack heads over to the Stearns History Museum to talk with museum Executive Director Tim Hohesil about the upcoming events and programs that the museum has to offer for this summer. This includes a new Native American art exhibit, their Breakfast Club and Book Clubs, and some historic pub crawls, which will be featured in an upcoming Untold Story of Central Minnesota next month.

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack heads over to the Stearns History Museum to talk with museum Executive Director Tim Hohesil about the upcoming events and programs that the museum has to offer for this summer.  This includes a new Native American art exhibit, their Breakfast Club and Book Clubs, and some historic pub crawls, which will be featured in an upcoming Untold Story of Central Minnesota next month.   

SCSU Archives Summer 2014

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:40

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman. This time they talk about the history of the Lemonade Concert and Arts Fair, which happened on June 26, 2014, at St. Cloud State University, and the history of art around the SCSU Campus. Plus, Tom gives us a preview of some exciting historical projects the Archives are involved with including digitizing all of the SCSU Yearbooks and the upcoming display of a very rare reprint of the 1827 John James Audubon book Birds of America.

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman.  This time they talk about the history of the Lemonade Concert and Arts Fair, which happened on June 26, 2014, at St. Cloud State University, and the history of art around the SCSU Campus.  Plus, Tom gives us a preview of some exciting historical projects the Archives are involved with including digitizing all of the SCSU Yearbooks and the upcoming display of a very rare reprint of the 1827 John James Audubon book Birds of America.

Takin' Time . . .

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 25:43

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us to just outside of Clearwater, MN, to visit a new non-profit music venue called “Takin’ Time.” In the spirit of the current trend of people converting their homes into listening rooms for music, Mike and Barabara Nunke have expanded this to envelope their entire farm, including the barn so that even during the winter, the music never stops!

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us to just outside of Clearwater, MN, to visit a new non-profit music venue called “Takin’ Time.”  In the spirit of the current trend of people converting their homes into listening rooms for music, Mike and Barabara Nunke have expanded this to envelope their entire farm, including the barn so that even during the winter, the music never stops!

Service Learning at the Minnesota School of Business

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:35

Today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is the first in a series covering a relatively new form of education and community involvement, Service Learning. While many within academia and the non-profit world have known about this movement for a few years, the larger public might not be aware that students today are developing a sense of community at the same time that they are learning skills that will carry them into their careers. In this interview, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack speaks with Tami DeLand from the Minnesota School of Business about the college’s efforts to engage the community while enriching their students’ lives.

Ma_at_rice_small Today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is the first in a series covering a relatively new form of education and community involvement, Service Learning.  While many within academia and the non-profit world have known about this movement for a few years, the larger public might not be aware that students today are developing a sense of community at the same time that they are learning skills that will carry them into their careers.  In this interview, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack speaks with Tami DeLand from the Minnesota School of Business about the college’s efforts to engage the community while enriching their students’ lives.

Stearns History Museum Pub Crawl

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:57

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack meanders along with the Stearns History Museum’s Historic Pub Crawl that took place this past June. This guided tour allowed over 70 people to explore the depths of four significant downtown buildings and the businesses that currently reside within each, the Red Carpet Night Club, DB Searle’s, the Pioneer Place Theater, and MC’s Dugout. Plus, it also demonstrated that learning about history can be really, really fun!

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack meanders along with the Stearns History Museum’s Historic Pub Crawl that took place this past June.  This guided tour allowed over 70 people to explore the depths of four significant downtown buildings and the businesses that currently reside within each, the Red Carpet Night Club, DB Searle’s, the Pioneer Place Theater, and MC’s Dugout.  Plus, it also demonstrated that learning about history can be really, really fun!

Fur Trading Rendezvous

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:07

It’s a trap! Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with a group of people who have carried the traditions and skills of colonial fur traders into the modern world. Rendezvous Re-enacters are what they are called, and recently they came together in Clearwater, MN, for a Saturday of demonstrations and family fun. Rendezvous are plentiful during the summer months in Minnesota, and there will be a very large one coming up Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17th at the Forrest City Stockade, a fort that played a role in the Sioux Uprising in 1862 and is located only about 45 minutes from St. Cloud.

Trap_small It’s a trap!   Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with a group of people who have carried the traditions and skills of colonial fur traders into the modern world.  Rendezvous Re-enacters are what they are called, and recently they came together in Clearwater, MN, for a Saturday of demonstrations and family fun.  Rendezvous are plentiful during the summer months in Minnesota, and there will be a very large one coming up Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17th at the Forrest City Stockade, a fort that played a role in the Sioux Uprising in 1862 and is located only about 45 minutes from St. Cloud.

The Wedding of Tomorrow and Sorrow

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 24:32

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jerry Hansen, poet and author of the play The Wedding of Tomorrow and Sorrow, which had its world premiere recently at the Pioneer Place Theater in St. Cloud. The Wedding of Tomorrow and Sorrow is a multimedia journey about Hansen’s experiences during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne and his experiences in reflecting upon the war fifty years later, including recollecting about his friend David Papish, the first soldier from St. Cloud to be killed in Vietnam in 1967.

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jerry Hansen, poet and author of the play The Wedding of Tomorrow and Sorrow, which had its world premiere recently at the Pioneer Place Theater in St. Cloud.  The Wedding of Tomorrow and Sorrow is a multimedia journey about Hansen’s experiences during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne and his experiences in reflecting upon the war fifty years later, including recollecting about his friend David Papish, the first soldier from St. Cloud to be killed in Vietnam in 1967. 

Sartell Paper Mill Art Project

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:14

Formerly known as the Verso Paper Mill, the Sartell Mill closed its doors after a major explosion on May 29, 2012, that took the life of one employee and required fourteen area fire departments to eventually extinguish. In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack joins a group of artists, Sartell city officials, and construction workers as they discuss the best way to memorialize the Sartell Paper Mill. Currently, the City of Sartell is working with area artists, including project head Heidi Jueb, in developing artistic ways to remember this local economic icon and landmark before it is completely demolished and has vanished from our horizon.

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Formerly known as the Verso Paper Mill, the Sartell Mill closed its doors after a major explosion on May 29, 2012, that took the life of one employee and required fourteen area fire departments to eventually extinguish.  In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack joins a group of artists, Sartell city officials, and construction workers as they discuss the best way to memorialize the Sartell Paper Mill.  Currently, the City of Sartell is working with area artists, including project head Heidi Jueb, in developing artistic ways to remember this local economic icon and landmark before it is completely demolished and has vanished from our horizon.

The Art of Bela Petheo

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:23

World renowned and local artist Bela Petheo came to St. John’s University as a teacher and artist in 1966 and has been a part of the central Minnesota community ever since, with many of his hundreds of paintings and etchings capturing the essences of people we see every day. In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Bela’s self-designed home studio to discuss his journey from communist Hungary to the United States, the changes he’s witnessed in the art world, and how he went about creating his over 500 paintings throughout his career

Bela_small World renowned and local artist Bela Petheo came to St. John’s University as a teacher and artist in 1966 and has been a part of the central Minnesota community ever since, with many of his hundreds of paintings and etchings capturing the essences of people we see every day.  In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits the Bela’s self-designed home studio to discuss his journey from communist Hungary to the United States, the changes he’s witnessed in the art world, and how he went about creating his over 500 paintings throughout his career

Jim and Hazzy's Tropical Habanero Jam

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:16

From a mother’s suggestion to make jam from a grapevine growing on the side of a house to a friend helping out another with a broken down van on the way to a music gig, this local St. Cloud business has been a random, spicy journey which is on the verge of changing the taste buds of central Minnesota. In today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Jim and Hazzy from Jim and Hazzy’s Tropical Habanero Jam.

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From a mother’s suggestion to make jam from a grapevine growing on the side of a house to a friend helping out another with a broken down van on the way to a music gig, this local St. Cloud business has been a random, spicy journey which is on the verge of changing the taste buds of central Minnesota. In today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Jim and Hazzy from Jim and Hazzy’s Tropical Habanero Jams.   

Veterans Voices Month in St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:16

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jesse Abel, Derek Neumann, and Zach Mangus from the SCSU Veterans Resource Center about upcoming events on campus included within the state’s new Veterans’ Voices program. With less than 1% of the population having served in the military, the events within this month long opportunity for veterans and the community to engage in conversation about the veteran experience include the screening of the award winning film “Restrepo” to be followed with a student veteran panel, the screening of the documentary “The Typist” followed by a conversation with the last surviving clerk of the Nuremburg Trials following World War II, and a Veteran Storytellers event in the Atwood Quarry.

Veterans-banner_small In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jesse Abel, Derek Neumann, and Zach Mangus from the SCSU Veterans Resource Center about upcoming events on campus included within the state’s new Veterans’ Voices program.  With less than 1% of the population having served in the military, the events within this month long opportunity for veterans and the community to engage in conversation about the veteran experience include the screening of the award winning film “Restrepo” to be followed with a student veteran panel, the screening of the documentary “The Typist” followed by a conversation with the last surviving clerk of the Nuremburg Trials following World War II, and a Veteran Storytellers event in the Atwood Quarry.

University Chronicle Celebrates 90 years

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 33:35

In today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jeramiah Graves and Vicki Ikeogu about the University Chronicle. With its offices just down the hallway from KVSC, the University Chronicle is currently celebrating 90 years of reporting on the daily lives of St. Cloud State students by recently publishing an issue made up of stories from those past 90 years. And while this milestone has just been reached, the Chronicle is also experiencing the same issues that other print media are facing all over the world, that being the changing landscape of news and the internet.

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In today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jeramiah Graves and Vicki Ikeogu about the University Chronicle.  With its offices just down the hallway from KVSC, the University Chronicle is currently celebrating 90 years of reporting on the daily lives of St. Cloud State students by recently publishing an issue made up of stories from those past 90 years.  And while this milestone has just been reached, the Chronicle is also experiencing the same issues that other print media are facing all over the world, that being the changing landscape of news and the internet. 

Small Midwestern Towns Unite for HAMLET at St. Cloud State University

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:51

Upon Shakespeare’s birth some fifty and four hundred years gone, Tis Hamlet! In this instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota where “the play is the thing,” Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack catches up with the maids, squires, and masters of the St. Cloud State University Department of Theater and Film Studies the night before the opening of this masterpiece of the English cannon as part of SCSU’s School of the Arts’ Creative Arts Series. While some may imagine Shakespeare to be intimidating, these SCSU students who are performing and the SCSU graduates who have directed have stepped up to this challenge, and in the process demonstrated how, through camaraderie and hard work, a group of people mostly from area small towns can do justice to one of the most difficult works of art that the world of theater has ever known.

Hamlet_small Upon Shakespeare’s birth some fifty and four hundred years gone, Tis Hamlet! In this instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota where “the play is the thing,” Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack catches up with the maids, squires, and masters of the St. Cloud State University Department of Theater and Film Studies the night before the opening of this masterpiece of the English cannon as part of SCSU’s School of the Arts’ Creative Arts Series.  While some may imagine Shakespeare to be intimidating, these SCSU students who are performing and the SCSU graduates who have directed have stepped up to this challenge, and in the process demonstrated how, through camaraderie and hard work, a group of people mostly from area small towns can do justice to one of the most difficult works of art that the world of theater has ever known.

Jim Landwehr's Book Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir Touches on Family, Friends, and Adventure for First Time Author

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:01

Sometimes the fish really does get away, but the adventure in losing it often makes for solid family bonding. In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author Jim Landwehr about his book Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir. Dirty Shirt is a multi-generational journey through one of the most unique landscapes that Minnesota has to offer. Through a series of canoe trips in the Boundary Waters, Jim and his brothers have come to know more about their father, who died when they were all very young, and along the way they also discover how to develop lasting, strong bonds with their own children. Landwehr was in town in December of 2014 reading from his memoir at the Stearns History Museum’s Book Club and we spoke before his appearance.

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Sometimes the fish really does get away, but the adventure in losing it often makes for solid family bonding.  In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author Jim Landwehr about his book Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir.  Dirty Shirt is a multi-generational journey through one of the most unique landscapes that Minnesota has to offer. Through a series of canoe trips in the Boundary Waters, Jim and his brothers have come to know more about their father, who died when they were all very young, and along the way they also discover how to develop lasting, strong bonds with their own children.  Landwehr was in town in December of 2014 reading from his memoir at the Stearns History Museum’s Book Club and we spoke before his appearance.

Independent Quarry Cinema in Cold Spring Defies Corporate Censorship and Fears, Becomes One of a Handful of Minnesota Theaters to Screen Sony's The Interview

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:39

Recently, Sony was hacked, and because of this hack and the ensuing threats that followed, the company decided not to widely release their film “The Interview.” However, right before Christmas, Sony decided to allow the release of the movie to independent theaters, and within the state of Minnesota there were ten that showed it, including the Quarry Cinema in Cold Spring. Today as cinematic history unfolds on an international and local level, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota heads to the movies as Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Chuck Wiser, the manager of Quarry Cinema, and gets a perspective on “The Interview” scandal from KVSC’s very own Movies on the Radio duo, Dick Hill and the Man in the Box.

Quarry_small Recently, Sony was hacked, and because of this hack and the ensuing threats that followed, the company decided not to widely release their film “The Interview.” However, right before Christmas, Sony decided to allow the release of the movie to independent theaters, and within the state of Minnesota there were ten that showed it, including the Quarry Cinema in Cold Spring.  Today as cinematic history unfolds on an international and local level, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota heads to the movies as Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Chuck Wiser, the manager of Quarry Cinema, and gets a perspective on “The Interview” scandal from KVSC’s very own Movies on the Radio duo, Dick Hill and the Man in the Box.

Brian Fox Ellis Brings Charles Darwin to Life in St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:36

In this new installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis. Ellis, who has brought historic character performances to town in the past, developed the character of Charles Darwin through the writings of Darwin and is performing on the eve of his 206th birthday at St. Cloud State’s Miller Learning Resource Center. In today’s discussion, Jeff and Brain discuss how history remembers scientists, the unique personality of Charles Darwin, and where we come from as the human race.

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In this new installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis.  Ellis, who has brought historic character performances to town in the past, developed the character of Charles Darwin through the writings of Darwin and is performing on the eve of his 206th birthday at St. Cloud State’s Miller Learning Resource Center.  In today’s discussion, Jeff and Brain discuss how history remembers scientists, the unique personality of Charles Darwin, and where we come from as the human race. 

 

Creative Minnesota Report Finds Arts Industry in Minnesota to have $1.2 Billion Impact

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:42

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, it’s all about a great investment, the arts! Recently, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, after compiling information from 1,269 partner organizations through the Cultural Data Project, released its first Creative Minnesota Report on the economic impact of the arts within the State of Minnesota, and the news is impressive. With an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion, the arts industry is thriving and increasing the quality of life within every corner of the state. With a great sense of gratitude to the voters of Minnesota who approved the Legacy Amendment in 2008, Sheila Smith from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Tony Goddart from the City of St. Cloud, and Dave Glenn, a visual artist and State of Minnesota Arts Board Member, describe just why these findings are so impressive and what the dollars actually translate into, a finer essence of community.

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, it’s all about a great investment, the arts!  Recently, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, after compiling information from 1,269 partner organizations through the Cultural Data Project, released its first Creative Minnesota Report on the economic impact of the arts within the State of Minnesota, and the news is impressive.  With an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion, the arts industry is thriving and increasing the quality of life within every corner of the state.  With a great sense of gratitude to the voters of Minnesota who approved the Legacy Amendment in 2008, Sheila Smith from Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Tony Goddart from the City of St. Cloud, and Dave Glenn, a visual artist and State of Minnesota Arts Board Member, describe just why these findings are so impressive and what the dollars actually translate into, a finer essence of community.

Trail by Mob - The Duluth Lynchings by Michael Fedo Part 1

From KVSC | 30:00

KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings.

On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attacked the police station in Duluth, MN pulling Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie from their jail cells.

The three young black men were beaten and hanged by their necks from a lamppost at Second Avenue East and First Street. The men, who were working for a traveling circus, were accused of raping 19-year-old Irene Tusken on the evening of June 14. Little evidence would be found to corroborate these claims.

In Part One of Trial By Mob: The Duluth Lynchings the listener travels back in time to experience the events of this tragic part of Minnesota’s history.

Warning: This program is not suitable for young listeners, due to content and the frequent use of racial slurs of the time.

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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings.

On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attacked the police station in Duluth, MN pulling Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie from their jail cells.

The three young black men were beaten and hanged by their necks from a lamppost at Second Avenue East and First Street. The men, who were working for a traveling circus, were accused of raping 19-year-old Irene Tusken on the evening of June 14. Little evidence would be found to corroborate these claims.

In Part One of Trial By Mob: The Duluth Lynchings the listener travels back in time to experience the events of this tragic part of Minnesota’s history. Warning: This program is not suitable for young listeners, due to content and the frequent use of racial slurs of the time.

Trial by Mob - The Duluth Lynchings by Michael Fedo Part 2

From KVSC | 30:00

KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attacked the police station in Duluth, pulling Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie from their jail cells.

The three young black men were beaten and hanged by their necks from a lamppost at Second Avenue East and First Street.

The men, who were working for a traveling circus, were accused of raping 19-year-old Irene Tusken on the evening of June 14. Little evidence would be found to corroborate these claims. (This image is from the Minnesota Historical Society and shows the damage the mob caused to the police station).

In Part 2 of Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings listeners follow the court proceedings with actual witness testimony and media interviews.

Warning: This program is not suitable for young listeners, due to the content and frequent use of racial slurs at the time.

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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attacked the police station in Duluth, pulling Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie from their jail cells.

The three young black men were beaten and hanged by their necks from a lamppost at Second Avenue East and First Street.

The men, who were working for a traveling circus, were accused of raping 19-year-old Irene Tusken on the evening of June 14. Little evidence would be found to corroborate these claims.  (This image is from the Minnesota Historical Society and shows the damage the mob caused to the police station).

In Part 2 of Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings listeners follow the court proceedings with actual witness testimony and media interviews. Warning: This program is not suitable for young listeners, due to the content and frequent use of racial slurs at the time.

A Community Conversation About Trial by Mob - The Duluth Lynchings by Michael Fedo

From KVSC | 01:02:22

The 1920 lynching of three young black men in Duluth is a tragic part of Minnesota's history. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre a preview of the docudrama and community discussion was held.

"Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings" is a first-time production of a Michael Fedo script, based on Fedo's 2000 Minnesota Historical Society Press book "The Lynchings in Duluth."

Michael Fedo, producer Jo McMullen-Boyer, docudrama director Carol Cooley, lead anti-racism educator at SCSU Debra Leigh and criminal justice professor Barry Schreiber previewed segments of the hour-long drama and shared their insights on making the docudrama as well as what can be learned today from this part of Minnesota's history that is widely unknown.

Panel_small The 1920 lynching of three young black men in Duluth is a tragic part of Minnesota's history. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre a preview of the docudrama and community discussion was held.  

"Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings" is a first-time production of a Michael Fedo script, based on Fedo's 2000 Minnesota Historical Society Press book "The Lynchings in Duluth."


Michael Fedo, producer Jo McMullen-Boyer, docudrama director Carol Cooley, lead anti-racism educator at SCSU Debra Leigh and criminal justice professor Barry Schreiber previewed segments of the hour-long drama and shared their insights on making the docudrama as well as what can be learned today from this part of Minnesota's history that is widely unknown.  

Behind the Scenes of KVSC'S 36th Annual Trivia Weekend: Game of Trivia, Quest for Futile Facts PART 1

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:42

Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us on a two part journey through KVSC’s 36th Annual Trivia Weekend, Game of Trivia: A Quest for Futile Facts, which took place back on the weekend of February 13th through the 15th, 2015. In Part 1, we get a behind the scenes look at the machinery that builds up to the launch of Trivia, we experience a little bit of the phone bank as Trivia opens up, and we get to visit with a couple of teams right around the half-way point of Hour 24.

Triviaposter2015_small Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us on a two part journey through KVSC’s 36th Annual Trivia Weekend, Game of Trivia: A Quest for Futile Facts, which took place back on the weekend of February 13th through the 15th, 2015. In Part 1, we get a behind the scenes look at the machinery that builds up to the launch of Trivia, we experience a little bit of the phone bank as Trivia opens up, and we get to visit with a couple of teams right around the half-way point of Hour 24.

Behind the Scenes of KVSC'S 36th Annual Trivia Weekend: Game of Trivia, Quest for Futile Facts PART 2

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 32:03

Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack continues with Part 2 of KVSC’s 36th Annual Trivia Weekend, Game of Trivia: A Quest for Futile Facts with more behind the scenes action through interviews with the Shake a Hamster Band and DJs coping with sleep deprivation. There’s also a look into question writing and a sampling of the “Red Speed Round” and its psychological effects upon players and volunteers. Another team gets a visit, and finally, we get a wrap-up of the whole weekend with some rather heartwarming anecdotes that truly reflect how this contest has continued every February since 1980

Goft_after-party_small Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack continues with Part 2 of KVSC’s 36th Annual Trivia Weekend, Game of Trivia: A Quest for Futile Facts with more behind the scenes action through interviews with the Shake a Hamster Band and DJs coping with sleep deprivation. There’s also a look into question writing and a sampling of the “Red Speed Round” and its psychological effects upon players and volunteers. Another team gets a visit, and finally, we get a wrap-up of the whole weekend with some rather heartwarming anecdotes that truly reflect how this contest has continued every February since 1980

St. Cloud Residents Devour the 5th Annual Edible Book Festival

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:39

Have you ever wanted to see someone eat their words? In this tasty installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us an untold story that does just that. It’s the 5th Annual Edible Book Contest at SCSU’s Miller Center. The Edible Book Contest began as part of the celebration of the Miller Center’s 10 year anniversary and has continued to grow in participation and attendance every year as librarians and book lovers pull out all the Pinterest and “puny” stops to bring their favorite books to life. Bon appetite!

Winningcake_small Have you ever wanted to see someone eat their words?  In this tasty installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us an untold story that does just that.  It’s the 5th Annual Edible Book Contest at SCSU’s Miller Center.  The Edible Book Contest began as part of the celebration of the Miller Center’s 10 year anniversary and has continued to grow in participation and attendance every year as librarians and book lovers pull out all the Pinterest and “puny” stops to bring their favorite books to life.  Bon appetite!

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From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:20

During this past year, St. Cloud State University's School of the Arts has brought a wide variety of multidiscipline events to the community through its Creative Arts Series, a collaboration between various departments on the SCSU Campus. In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Dan Huwe, Experiential Learning and Outreach Coordinator for St. Cloud State University’s School of the Arts. The season wraps up in the month of April with a juried art exhibit in the Kiehle Gallery, a Student Film Festival in the Performing Arts Center, and Her Story, Her Song presented by the Department of Music at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Jeff and Dan also discuss other highlights of the Creative Arts Series season as well as what is to come next year.

Creativeartsseries-logo_small During this past year, St. Cloud State University's School of the Arts has brought a wide variety of multidiscipline events to the community through its Creative Arts Series, a collaboration between various departments on the SCSU Campus.  In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Dan Huwe, Experiential Learning and Outreach Coordinator for St. Cloud State University’s School of the Arts.  The season wraps up in the month of April with a juried art exhibit in the Kiehle Gallery, a Student Film Festival in the Performing Arts Center, and Her Story, Her Song presented by the Department of Music at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.  Jeff and Dan also discuss other highlights of the Creative Arts Series season as well as what is to come next year.

The Future of Sustainability in the St. Cloud Area Begins Now

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:20

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us multiple perspectives about what it means to be sustainable. Recently at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo brought together individuals and organizations all with the intent of sharing their best practices on how we can develop a sustainable future. From farmers’ markets in St. Cloud and St. Joseph and small businesses to larger organizations like St. Cloud State University and the City of St. Cloud, everyone is realizing that it is how we practice the concept of sustainability that drives us into a future of our own making.

Stcloudsustainability_small In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us multiple perspectives about what it means to be sustainable. Recently at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo brought together individuals and organizations all with the intent of sharing their best practices on how we can develop a sustainable future.  From farmers’ markets in St. Cloud and St. Joseph and small businesses to larger organizations like St. Cloud State University and the City of St. Cloud, everyone is realizing that it is how we practice the concept of sustainability that drives us into a future of our own making.

The Book Munsinger Clemens Gardens: The Jewel of St. Cloud and the Untold Story of Its Publication

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:06

As spring showers are truly bringing May flowers to St. Cloud, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us an Untold Stories of Central Minnesota focusing upon a book about one of the best places around to experience these flowers: The Munsinger Clemens Gardens. Written by Stephen Fuller, former SCSU Music Professor who passed away this last February, The Munsinger Clemens Gardens: The Jewel of St. Cloud is a visually stunning history of one of St. Cloud’s most treasured places. Jeff sits down today with Timothy Fuller, son of the author, and Ozzie Mayers, husband of the author, to discuss St. Cloud’s floral oasis and the journey they had in order to get the book published following Stephen’s death.

Mungsinger_clemens_fuller_small As spring showers are truly bringing May flowers to St. Cloud, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us an Untold Stories of Central Minnesota focusing upon a book about one of the best places around to experience these flowers: The Munsinger Clemens Gardens.  Written by Stephen Fuller, former SCSU Music Professor who passed away this last February, The Munsinger Clemens Gardens: The Jewel of St. Cloud is a visually stunning history of one of St. Cloud’s most treasured places.  Jeff sits down today with Timothy Fuller, son of the author, and Ozzie Mayers, husband of the author, to discuss St. Cloud’s floral oasis and the journey they had in order to get the book published following Stephen’s death.

Part 1 of 2: Annette Lee Hosts the Native Skywatchers Workshop at the Stearns History Museum

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:10

In the latest installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we are all made of stars as we look to the sky for part 1 of 2 about the Native Skywatchers Workshop that was held at the Stearns History Museum in May of 2015. Today, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with the facilitator of the workshop, SCSU Astronomy Professor Annette Lee, to discuss how Dakota, Lakota, and Ojibwe celestial culture complements the way American culture views the stars as well as how even the languages used to talk about the stars reflects modern scientific knowledge of where life on earth comes from.

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In the latest installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we are all made of stars as we look to the sky for part 1 of 2 about the Native Skywatchers Workshop that was held at the Stearns History Museum in May of 2015.  Today, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with the facilitator of the workshop, SCSU Astronomy Professor Annette Lee, to discuss how Dakota, Lakota, and Ojibwe celestial culture complements the way American culture views the stars as well as how even the languages used to talk about the stars reflects modern scientific knowledge of where life on earth comes from.

Part 2 of the Granite City Radio Theater Featuring Gary Louris of the Jayhawks

From KVSC | 52:37

Part Two of the third season finale of KVSC Granite City Radio Theatre was nothing short of thrilling! The sold out theatre audience on May 20, 2015 were an integral part of the show. Jay Terry took down the house with Kleis-Kleis Baby (the first standing ovation for the honorable mayor of GCRT) and Ole, Sven and Lena jaunted about the Beaver Island Trail. The Shade's Brigade mercenary crew continued their global travels--taking us with them to fend of wolf-dogs and circus carnies.

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and the Collective Unconscious left us speechless and touched with six songs, including Angelyne, All the Right Reason in Part 1, as well as Save It For a Rainy Day, Waiting For The Sun, Everybody Knows and Tailspin in Part 2. It.Was.Incredible!

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Part Two of the third season finale of KVSC Granite City Radio Theatre was nothing short of thrilling! The sold out theatre audience on May 20, 2015 were an integral part of the show.  Jay Terry took down the house with Kleis-Kleis Baby (the first standing ovation for the honorable mayor of GCRT) and Ole, Sven and Lena jaunted about the Beaver Island Trail.  The Shade's Brigade mercenary crew continued their global travels--taking us with them to fend of wolf-dogs and circus carnies.

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and the Collective Unconscious left us speechless and touched with six songs, including Angelyne, All the Right Reason in Part 1, as well as Save It For a Rainy Day, Waiting For The Sun, Everybody Knows and Tailspin in Part 2. It.Was.Incredible!          

Part One of the Granite City Radio Theater Featuring Gary Louris of the Jayhawks

From KVSC | 01:00:41

Part One of the third season finale of KVSC Granite City Radio Theatre was nothing short of thrilling! The sold out theatre audience on May 20, 2015 were an integral part of the show. Jay Terry took down the house with Kleis-Kleis Baby (the first standing ovation for the honorable mayor of GCRT) and Ole, Sven and Lena jaunted about the Beaver Island Trail. The Shade's Brigade mercenary crew continued their global travels--taking us with them to fend of wolf-dogs and circus carnies.
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and the Collective Unconscious left us speechless and touched with six songs, including Angelyne, All the Right Reason in Part 1, as well as Save It For a Rainy Day, Waiting For The Sun, Everybody Knows and Tailspin in Part 2. It.Was.Incredible!

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Part One of the third season finale of KVSC Granite City Radio Theatre was nothing short of thrilling! The sold out theatre audience on May 20, 2015 were an integral part of the show.  Jay Terry took down the house with Kleis-Kleis Baby (the first standing ovation for the honorable mayor of GCRT) and Ole, Sven and Lena jaunted about the Beaver Island Trail.  The Shade's Brigade mercenary crew continued their global travels--taking us with them to fend of wolf-dogs and circus carnies.

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and the Collective Unconscious left us speechless and touched with six songs, including Angelyne, All the Right Reason in Part 1, as well as Save It For a Rainy Day, Waiting For The Sun, Everybody Knows and Tailspin in Part 2. It.Was.Incredible!          

Northern Comfort: The Musings of Jacqueline Pine Author Jodi Schwen Visits the Granite City Book Club

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:38

Through a joy from everyday creativity found in various venues and over fifteen years as the editor-in-chief of Brainerd’s Lake Country Journal, Jodi Schwen's stories of life in Minnesota will make you want to bust out the flannel and stake out your spot at a 4th of July Parade near you! In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jodi about her appearance at the Granite City Book Club. Jodi’s book Northern Comfort: The Musings of Jacqueline Pine Savage is a collection of stories that we all live out simply by being here in Minnesota.

Book_cover-275px_small Through a joy from everyday creativity found in various venues and over fifteen years as the editor-in-chief of Brainerd’s Lake Country Journal, Jodi Schwen's stories of life in Minnesota will make you want to bust out the flannel and stake out your spot at a 4th of July Parade near you!  In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jodi about her appearance at the Granite City Book Club.  Jodi’s book Northern Comfort: The Musings of Jacqueline Pine Savage is a collection of stories that we all live out simply by being here in Minnesota.

Minnesota Historical Society Has Been Saving The Oral History of Minnesota for Decades. Here's How You Can Add Yours!

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 28:59

We’ve all got stories, but as the years go by sometimes these stories can get lost. The Minnesota Historical Society, however, has been actively collecting the oral history of everyday Minnesotans for years, and they need your help to add to this detailed and interesting archive. In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Ryan Barland from the Minnesota Historical Society Oral History Project about some of the more interesting stories found within the archive, including tales from 100 year old lumberjacks and anecdote surrounding the Kensington Runestone, and helpful tips on how you can preserve your family’s oral history within the archive.

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We’ve all got stories, but as the years go by sometimes these stories can get lost.  The Minnesota Historical Society, however, has been actively collecting the oral history of everyday Minnesotans for years, and they need your help to add to this detailed and interesting archive. In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Ryan Barland from the Minnesota Historical Society Oral History Project about some of the more interesting stories found within the archive, including tales from 100 year old lumberjacks and anecdote surrounding the Kensington Runestone, and helpful tips on how you can preserve your family’s oral history within the archive.

Judy McConnel to Discuss Her Book A Penny a Kiss: Memoir of a Minnesota Girl in the Forties and Fifties at the Granite City Book Club

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:58

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we take a trip back to the 1940s and 50s as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Judy McConnel, author of the book A Penny a Kiss: Memoir of a Minnesota Girl in the Forties and Fifties. Judy visited the Granite City Book Club on Wednesday, June 17 to discuss her book and the way culture shifted at the end of World War II and into the 1950s through the eyes of a girl growing up in Minnesota.

Pennyakiss_small In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we take a trip back to the 1940s and 50s as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Judy McConnel, author of the book A Penny a Kiss: Memoir of a Minnesota Girl in the Forties and Fifties.  Judy visited the Granite City Book Club on Wednesday, June 17 to discuss her book and the way culture shifted at the end of World War II and into the 1950s through the eyes of a girl growing up in Minnesota.

Granite City Radio Theater: Season 3 Opener with Musical Guest Paul Diethelm Hour #1

From KVSC | 01:02:41

In this exciting first hour of the Granite City Radio Theater Season 3 Premier on October 22, 2014, the action is explosive as Paul “Stretch Rocker” Diethelm joins Collective Unconscious as special musical guest. Also, the gang of Shade’s Brigade begins an epic quest to save Christmas. Then Sven, Ole, and Lena discover the power of bacon through Toby the Strong. And finally, our Trivia Challenge pits Teresa Bohnen of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Director of SCSU Athletics Heather Weems, and musical guest Paul Diethelm against each other for a pumpkin overflowing candy.

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In this exciting first hour of the Granite City Radio Theater Season 3 Premier on October 22, 2014, the action is explosive as Paul “Stretch Rocker” Diethelm joins Collective Unconscious as special musical guest.  Also, the gang of Shade’s Brigade begins an epic quest to save Christmas.  Then Sven, Ole, and Lena discover the power of bacon through Toby the Strong.  And finally, our Trivia Challenge pits Teresa Bohnen of the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Director of SCSU Athletics Heather Weems, and musical guest Paul Diethelm against each other for a pumpkin overflowing candy.

Granite City Radio Theater: Season 3 Opener with Musical Guest Paul Diethelm Hour 2

From KVSC | 50:01

In the second half of the Granite City Radio Theater Season 3 premier, the Shade’s Brigade gets buried in snow, our new cast member Heather Mastromarco recounts her experience with the TSA, Dracula volunteers in the Granite City, and the Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis takes us on a tour of Poseidon’s Fortress!

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In the second half of the Granite City Radio Theater Season 3 premier, the Shade’s Brigade gets buried in snow, our new cast member Heather Mastromarco recounts her experience with the TSA, Dracula volunteers in the Granite City, and the Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis takes us on a tour of Poseidon’s Fortress!

Granite City Radio Theater: Season 3 Episode 3 with Musical Guest Chastity Brown

From KVSC | 01:48:55

Three is the Magic Number! Nowhere is that so true as within the audio cathedral of groove known as the Granite City Radio Theater! In this complete 2 hour third episode of the third season, we had three times the comedy with Dan Barth's Trivia, Sven discovering Lena's secret hacker background, the Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis pitching an addition to the Beaver Island Trail, and host Jay Terry having a rather uncomfortable encounter at the dog park. We also had special musical guest Chastity Brown joining Collective Unconscious to elevate our musical sensibilities with her roots and banjo brand of soul! And of course, Shade's Brigade once again saved the day! (That's Eric Webster in the photo doing just that with a laser!)

Gcrt_eric_small Three is the Magic Number!  Nowhere is that so true as within the audio cathedral of groove known as the Granite City Radio Theater!  In this complete 2 hour third episode of the third season, we had three times the comedy with Dan Barth's Trivia, Sven discovering Lena's secret hacker background, the Honorable Mayor Dave Kleis pitching an addition to the Beaver Island Trail, and host Jay Terry having a rather uncomfortable encounter at the dog park.  We also had special musical guest Chastity Brown joining Collective Unconscious to elevate our musical sensibilities with her roots and banjo brand of soul!  And of course, Shade's Brigade once again saved the day! (That's Eric Webster in the photo doing just that with a laser!)

JEREMY MESSERSMITH DISCUSSES LETTERMAN, STAR WARS, AND CAPRESE SALAD WITH KVSC

From KVSC | 18:05

Minneapolis-based singer songwriter Jeremy Messersmith played a laid back set of music to a sold out crowd at the Pioneer Place Theatre on May 21st, 2015. Prior to the show Messersmith spoke on the phone with KVSC Music Director Samantha “Sammich” McIntosh. McIntosh and Messersmith talk about several of Messersmith’s recent endeavors following the release of his 2014 album “Heart Murmurs”. Messersmith talks about playing for, and feeding, advertising agencies and film execs. Messersmith reminisces on highlights of the last year like playing at Rock the Garden and on The Late Show with David Letterman. McIntosh and Messersmith also talk about his current “supper club” tour, and their favorite pot luck meal dishes. Messersmith is currently trying out new songs on this tour, some of which he played at the Pioneer Place Theatre show.

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Minneapolis-based singer songwriter Jeremy Messersmith played a laid back set of music to a sold out crowd at the Pioneer Place Theatre on May 21st, 2015. Prior to the show Messersmith spoke on the phone with KVSC Music Director Samantha “Sammich” McIntosh. McIntosh and Messersmith talk about several of Messersmith’s recent endeavors following the release of his 2014 album “Heart Murmurs”. Messersmith talks about playing for, and feeding, advertising agencies and film execs. Messersmith reminisces on highlights of the last year like playing at Rock the Garden and on The Late Show with David Letterman.  McIntosh and Messersmith also talk about his current “supper club” tour, and their favorite pot luck meal dishes. Messersmith is currently trying out new songs on this tour, some of which he played at the Pioneer Place Theatre show.

JONATHAN TOLLIVER OF GARAGE SOUL BAND BLACK DIET SPOTLIGHTS KVSC’S 2015 MAY DAY JAM AND JIVE

From KVSC | 16:12

Minneapolis garage soul band Black Diet are one of the most talked about up and coming local bands around the Twin Cities. They’ve won several local awards including Vita.Mn’s Are You Local? 2014 and First Avenue and Radio K’s Best New Bands of 2013. Black Diet released their debut full length album “Find Your Tambourine” on April 19, 2014. Prior to playing at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert and the Red Carpet Nightclub, lead singer Jonathan Tolliver talked on the phone with KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau. McIntosh and Brosteau talked with Tolliver about their recent performance on the TPT program The Lowertown Line. They also talked about the origins of the name Black Diet, and the band’s evolving sound, drawing comparisons to bands like Fitz and the Tantrums and LCD Soundsystem. Black Diet will be touring around the festival circuit this summer, and are currently working on their sophomore album.

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Minneapolis garage soul band Black Diet are one of the most talked about up and coming local bands around the Twin Cities. They’ve won several local awards including Vita.Mn’s Are You Local? 2014 and First Avenue and Radio K’s Best New Bands of 2013.  Black Diet released their debut full length album “Find Your Tambourine” on April 19, 2014. Prior to playing at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert and the Red Carpet Nightclub, lead singer Jonathan Tolliver talked on the phone with KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau. McIntosh and Brosteau talked with Tolliver about their recent performance on the TPT program The Lowertown Line.  They also talked about the origins of the name Black Diet, and the band’s evolving sound, drawing comparisons to bands like Fitz and the Tantrums and LCD Soundsystem. Black Diet will be touring around the festival circuit this summer, and are currently working on their sophomore album.

JONATHAN TOLLIVER OF GARAGE SOUL BAND BLACK DIET SPOTLIGHTS KVSC’S 2015 MAY DAY JAM AND JIVE

From KVSC | 16:12

Minneapolis garage soul band Black Diet are one of the most talked about up and coming local bands around the Twin Cities. They’ve won several local awards including Vita.Mn’s Are You Local? 2014 and First Avenue and Radio K’s Best New Bands of 2013. Black Diet released their debut full length album “Find Your Tambourine” on April 19, 2014. Prior to playing at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert and the Red Carpet Nightclub, lead singer Jonathan Tolliver talked on the phone with KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau. McIntosh and Brosteau talked with Tolliver about their recent performance on the TPT program The Lowertown Line. They also talked about the origins of the name Black Diet, and the band’s evolving sound, drawing comparisons to bands like Fitz and the Tantrums and LCD Soundsystem. Black Diet will be touring around the festival circuit this summer, and are currently working on their sophomore album.

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Minneapolis garage soul band Black Diet are one of the most talked about up and coming local bands around the Twin Cities. They’ve won several local awards including Vita.Mn’s Are You Local? 2014 and First Avenue and Radio K’s Best New Bands of 2013.  Black Diet released their debut full length album “Find Your Tambourine” on April 19, 2014. Prior to playing at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert and the Red Carpet Nightclub, lead singer Jonathan Tolliver talked on the phone with KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau. McIntosh and Brosteau talked with Tolliver about their recent performance on the TPT program The Lowertown Line.  They also talked about the origins of the name Black Diet, and the band’s evolving sound, drawing comparisons to bands like Fitz and the Tantrums and LCD Soundsystem. Black Diet will be touring around the festival circuit this summer, and are currently working on their sophomore album.

UNICUS HARRY AND NATALIE FINE OF MORE THAN LIGHTS ABOUT HEADLINING KVSC’S MAY DAY JAM & JIVE CONCERT

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Minneapolis band More Than Lights have garnered a strong fan base by creating songs that span different genres such as blues, hip hop, and jazz. Their last album “Sights & Sounds” was released in 2012, and the band is currently working on their follow up. KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau spoke on the phone with the band’s leaders UnicusHarry and Natalie Fine, prior to their headlining performance at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert at the Red Carpet Nightclub on May 1, 2015. They talked about lineup changes in the group and how the group has managed to keep up a steady following over the years. A new More Than Lights album is expected in early 2016.

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Minneapolis band More Than Lights have garnered a strong fan base by creating songs that span different genres such as blues, hip hop, and jazz.  Their last album “Sights & Sounds” was released in 2012, and the band is currently working on their follow up. KVSC Music Directors Sammich McIntosh and Mitch Brosteau spoke on the phone with the band’s leaders UnicusHarry and Natalie Fine, prior to their headlining performance at the KVSC May Day Jam and Jive concert at the Red Carpet Nightclub on May 1, 2015.  They talked about lineup changes in the group and how the group has managed to keep up a steady following over the years. A new More Than Lights album is expected in early 2016.

Paul Baker Hernandez brings peace and music to Central Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 32:49

For the final instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota of 2014, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Paul Baker Hernandez, a rather unique activist and musician who travels to the area from time to time spreading a message of peace, love, happiness and most of all justice. Originally a Trappist monk in Europe, Paul Baker Hernandez has lived in Nicaragua for more than 30 years, and through his revolutionary experiences, his music and message has evolved into a very contemplative reflection upon life and politics

Paul-in-concert-2_small For the final instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota of 2014, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Paul Baker Hernandez, a rather unique activist and musician who travels to the area from time to time spreading a message of peace, love, happiness and most of all justice.  Originally a Trappist monk in Europe, Paul Baker Hernandez has lived in Nicaragua for more than 30 years, and through his revolutionary experiences, his music and message has evolved into a very contemplative reflection upon life and politics

Author Peter Gorton Talks About the Greatest Baseball Player You May Have Never Heard Of, Negro League Pitcher John Donaldson, and His History in Minnesota

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:56

Summer is the time for baseball all over the country, and in Minnesota that’s no different. The history of baseball in Minnesota, however, has included one of the greatest players you’ve probably never heard of, John Donaldson, African American pitcher in the Pre-Negro Leagues and Negro Leagues. In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author Peter Gorton about John Donaldson during the very early days of baseball here in Minnesota and how he has established a network for collecting baseball's lost history.

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Summer is the time for baseball all over the country, and in Minnesota that’s no different.  The history of baseball in Minnesota, however, has included one of the greatest players you’ve probably never heard of, John Donaldson, African American pitcher in the Pre-Negro Leagues and Negro Leagues.  In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author Peter Gorton about John Donaldson during the very early days of baseball here in Minnesota and how he has established a network for collecting baseball's lost history.

The SCSU Archives Sets Out to Record KVSC Trivia History . . . And More!

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:00

In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits once again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman in a kind of a crossover story. The University Archives has just launched a new webpage all about KVSC Trivia which details posters, tee shirts, hamsters, and, of course, questions. Also, Tom and Jeff talk about the records of Minnesotans in World War I and World War II, plus what the Archive has going on in partnership with the SCSU Art Department and the Chronicle.

Ivornytom_small In another installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits once again with SCSU Archivist Tom Steman in a kind of a crossover story.  The University Archives has just launched a new webpage all about KVSC Trivia which details posters, tee shirts, hamsters, and, of course, questions.  Also, Tom and Jeff talk about the records of Minnesotans in World War I and World War II, plus what the Archive has going on in partnership with the SCSU Art Department and the Chronicle.

First Annual Veterans' Picnic Brings Together Vets, Families, and Community

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:01

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jesse Abel and Alex Wilki from SCSU’s Student Veterans Organization about their Inaugural Veteran’s Picnic that took place Saturday, August 8th at Lake George in St. Cloud. It was a chance for veterans and their families as well as community members to come together for networking, fun, and community building as a new means for vets reintegrate into civilian society.

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Jesse Abel and Alex Wilki from SCSU’s Student Veterans Organization about their Inaugural Veteran’s Picnic that took place Saturday, August 8th at Lake George in St. Cloud.  It was a chance for veterans and their families as well as community members to come together for networking, fun, and community building as a new means for vets reintegrate into civilian society.

The History and Future of Downtown St. Cloud with Brian Schoenborn

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:24

Today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota goes downtown. In the 1850’s, three small villages of Southerners, Yankees, Protestants and German Catholics came together to form the City of St. Cloud, and one of those villages, Middle Town, became what we call today “Downtown St. Cloud.” Exploring this history, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Brian Schoenborn about the past and the future of downtown St. Cloud. Schoenborn spoke at the Stearns History Museum’s Breakfast Club in August 2015 to go into greater detail about some of these interesting stories from the past and to discuss the innovative plans for the future.

First_national_bank__st_cloud_mn_small Today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota goes downtown.  In the 1850’s, three small villages of Southerners, Yankees, Protestants and German Catholics came together to form the City of St. Cloud, and one of those villages, Middle Town, became what we call today “Downtown St. Cloud.” Exploring this history, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Brian Schoenborn about the past and the future of downtown St. Cloud.  Schoenborn spoke at the Stearns History Museum’s Breakfast Club in August 2015 to go into greater detail about some of these interesting stories from the past and to discuss the innovative plans for the future.

Raymond Philippot and Dan Huve Talk About the 2015-2016 Creative Art Series at SCSU Featuring Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Godfrey Reggio, and Much More!

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:19

In this Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we take a look at the continuation of an exciting arts program at St. Cloud State University that is in its second year of engaging the community with world renowned artists in various fields. Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Raymond Philippot and Experiential Learning & Outreach Director Dan Huve to talk about the 2015-2016 Creative Art Series and its ten major community events. These events include such internationally aclaimed arts as Godfrey Reggio, director of the "QATSI" series; Pablo Mahave-Veglia, international cellist; the visual artists Seripop; and much, much more!

Cas2015_small In this Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we take a look at the continuation of an exciting arts program at St. Cloud State University that is in its second year of engaging the community with world renowned artists in various fields.  Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack sits down with Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Raymond Philippot and Experiential Learning & Outreach Director Dan Huve to talk about the 2015-2016 Creative Art Series and its ten major community events.  These events include such internationally aclaimed arts as Godfrey Reggio, director of the "QATSI" series; Pablo Mahave-Veglia, international cellist; the visual artists Seripop; and much, much more!

Tri County Humane Society’s 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:12

This installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota has gone to the dogs. This past weekend in Wilson Park, the Tri County Humane Society hosted its 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk, and Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack was there with his dog Eddie to capture the stories of community partnerships, wagging tails, and joyful volunteers that have made Woofstock the incredibly cute and highly successful fundraiser that it is.

Aug_2015_nl_cover_page-web_small This installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota has gone to the dogs.  This past weekend in Wilson Park, the Tri County Humane Society hosted its 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk, and Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack was there with his dog Eddie to capture the stories of community partnerships, wagging tails, and joyful volunteers that have made Woofstock the incredibly cute and highly successful fundraiser that it is

The Search for Fort Holes, Dakota Conflict Era Settlers Fort, Begins on the SCSU Campus

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:45

Today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is about a critical St. Cloud building that hasn’t existed for over 100 years and the Minnesota Historical Society grant to find it. The project “Fortifying St. Cloud: Searching for Fort Holes, a Dakota Conflict Era Settlers Fort” got underway in September 2015 on the St. Cloud State University campus. The project is led by Anthropology professor Dr. Rob Mann and graduate student Charlie Peliska, and they join Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack to discuss the project and what it’s like to look back over a hundred years into the past.

20150920_145016_small Today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is about a critical St. Cloud building that hasn’t existed for over 100 years and the Minnesota Historical Society grant to find it.  The project “Fortifying St. Cloud: Searching for Fort Holes, a Dakota Conflict Era Settlers Fort” got underway in September 2015 on the St. Cloud State University campus.  The project is led by Anthropology professor Dr. Rob Mann and graduate student Charlie Peliska, and they join Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack to discuss the project and what it’s like to look back over a hundred years into the past.

There Are Hundreds of Ghost Towns in Minnesota and Author Rhonda Fochs Discusses Them and How She Found Them

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 27:09

Did you know that there are around 1,000 ghost towns in Minnesota? Well, in this Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author and ghost town expert Rhonda Fochs about these remnants of times long gone and what caused some towns to vanish while others survived.

Lost_towns_small Did you know that there are around 1,000 ghost towns in Minnesota?  Well, in this Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with author and ghost town expert Rhonda Fochs about these remnants of times long gone and what caused some towns to vanish while others survived.

International Performance Artist Tim Miller Visits SCSU Creative Art Series

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:30

Using humor to address the complicated issues of the artistic, spiritual, and political nature of being gay, Tim Miller was in town for the SCSU Creative Art Series in late September 2015. In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with this internationally renowned performance about the challenges of creating one’s own story in today’s world, how to go about teaching uniqueness, and the story of being on the forefront of gay and lesbian issues for nearly four decades.

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Using humor to address the complicated issues of the artistic, spiritual, and political nature of being gay, Tim Miller was in town for the SCSU Creative Art Series in late September 2015.  In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with this internationally renowned performance about the challenges of creating one’s own story in today’s world, how to go about teaching uniqueness, and the story of being on the forefront of gay and lesbian issues for nearly four decades.

Online Group #unitecloud Takes Up the Struggle Against Racism in St. Cloud

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:56

UniteCloud is an online forum for discussing and organizing community responses to the very real problem of racism in our area, and in today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota co-founders Natalie Ringsmuth and Catherine Verrilli are in the studio to discuss with Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack how this project came about, how the internet and social media have changed how we deal with racism, and how everyone can make a difference.

Unitecloud_small UniteCloud is an online forum for discussing and organizing community responses to the very real problem of racism in our area, and in today’s instalment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota co-founders Natalie Ringsmuth and Catherine Verrilli are in the studio to discuss with Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack how this project came about, how the internet and social media have changed how we deal with racism, and how everyone can make a difference

Sartell Paper Mill Public Art Project Comes to Completion in Watab Park

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:35

In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack revisits a group of artists and construction workers as they install the Sartell Paper Mill Public Art Project in Sartell’s Watab Park. Formerly known as the Verso Paper Mill, the Sartell Mill closed its doors after a major explosion on May 29, 2012 that took the life of one employee and required fourteen area fire departments to eventually extinguish. Today, as the mill has almost completely vanished from the city’s landscape, project head Heidi Jueb and others talk about what this two-year project of memorializing this local economic icon and landmark has meant to them and now to the public into the future.

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In this installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack revisits a group of artists and construction workers as they install the Sartell Paper Mill Public Art Project in Sartell’s Watab Park.  Formerly known as the Verso Paper Mill, the Sartell Mill closed its doors after a major explosion on May 29, 2012 that took the life of one employee and required fourteen area fire departments to eventually extinguish.  Today, as the mill has almost completely vanished from the city’s landscape, project head Heidi Jueb and others talk about what this two-year project of memorializing this local economic icon and landmark has meant to them and now to the public into the future.

Teague Alexy's Musical and Literary Innovation The New Folklore: Lyrical Tale for Dreamers and Thinkers

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 29:44

In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with local musician Teague Alexy about his ambitious new musical and literary project The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers. Just released this week by North Star Press, The New Folklore is an illustrated book with a corresponding album that features various local visual artists illustrating a number of quirky folk stories with original music supported by The Feelin’ Band with Nicholas David, and there’s an appearance by a well-known KVSC Root Cellar DJ; listen in to find out who!

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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with local musician Teague Alexy about his ambitious new musical and literary project The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers.  Just released this week by North Star Press, The New Folklore is an illustrated book with a corresponding album that features various local visual artists illustrating a number of quirky folk stories with original music supported by The Feelin’ Band with Nicholas David, and there’s an appearance by a well-known KVSC Root Cellar DJ; listen in to find out who!

The Ghosts of Hester Park Tell Their Stories of Murder, Tornadoes, and Immigration

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:47

Have you ever wondered how Lake George got its name? Or who predicted the tornado of April 1886? Or even why this area hosts so many German Catholics? Well, in this edition of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits Hester Park as the Northside-Hester Park Neighborhood Association have wrangled up the four ghosts of Phillip Krunk, Hester Gillman, Jane Grace Swisshelm, and Father Francis Xavier Pierz who not only know of these compelling stories, but are also willing to tell!

Father_peirz_ghost_small Have you ever wondered how Lake George got its name? Or who predicted the tornado of April 1886? Or even why this area hosts so many German Catholics?  Well, in this edition of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits Hester Park as the Northside-Hester Park Neighborhood Association have wrangled up the four ghosts of Phillip Krunk, Hester Gillman, Jane Grace Swisshelm, and Father Francis Xavier Pierz who not only know of these compelling stories, but are also willing to tell! 

Fulbright Scholar Scott Miller Brings Ensemble U to St. Cloud State University's Creative Art Series

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:44

In this edition of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Music Professor Scott Miller and members of Ensemble U about their performance in St. Cloud State’s Creative Art Series. Miller met Ensemble U while he was lecturing at Estonia’s Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar, and now Ensemble U has brought their Electro-Acoustic music to the United States.

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In this edition of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Music Professor Scott Miller and members of Ensemble U about their performance in St. Cloud State’s Creative Art Series.  Miller met Ensemble U while he was lecturing at Estonia’s Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar, and now Ensemble U has brought their Electro-Acoustic music to the United States. 

Fulbright Scholar Scott Miller Brings Ensemble U to St. Cloud State University's Creative Art Series

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 30:44

In this edition of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Music Professor Scott Miller and members of Ensemble U about their performance in St. Cloud State’s Creative Art Series. Miller met Ensemble U while he was lecturing at Estonia’s Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar, and now Ensemble U has brought their Electro-Acoustic music to the United States.

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In this edition of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with Music Professor Scott Miller and members of Ensemble U about their performance in St. Cloud State’s Creative Art Series.  Miller met Ensemble U while he was lecturing at Estonia’s Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar, and now Ensemble U has brought their Electro-Acoustic music to the United States. 

Moliere's Tartuffe Performed by the St. Cloud State University Theater Department

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 26:06

In this episode of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack once again heads down to St. Cloud State University’s Theater Department to talk with Vladimir Rovinsky, Hunter Goldsmith, Abigail Oelke on the eve of the premier of their production of Moliere’s controversial play Tartuffe. Originally performed in 1664, Tartuffe is the story of a smooth talking con man who uses religion and piety to manipulate a middle class family. The French government at the time not only banned the play, but anyone who saw or even read the play was threatened with excommunication from the church.

Tartuffe1_small In this episode of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack once again heads down to St. Cloud State University’s Theater Department to talk with Vladimir Rovinsky, Hunter Goldsmith, Abigail Oelke on the eve of the premier of their production of Moliere’s controversial play Tartuffe.  Originally performed in 1664, Tartuffe is the story of a smooth talking con man who uses religion and piety to manipulate a middle class family.  The French government at the time not only banned the play, but anyone who saw or even read the play was threatened with excommunication from the church. 

Operation Baby New Year Seeks 100,000 Diapers for Families in Need

From KVSC | Part of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota series | 31:31

In today’s installment of The Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, we find a little bit of light in the darkness as we hear about a volunteer driven community effort that is striving to achieve a lofty goal this holiday season in St. Cloud. It’s called “Operation Baby New Year” and the twenty-five or so folks who have dedicated their time to this project hope to be able to collect over 100,000 diapers for donation to various local non-profit organizations that need them. In the studio today, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack visits with Connie Orth from the Lutheran Social Service Crisis Nursery, Kim Salitros from Anna Marie’s Alliance, and community organizer Justin Michael to discuss why there is such a great need for diapers and what you can do to help these smallest, most vulnerable members of our community . . . as well as maybe yourself at the same time!

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