Minnesota's Legacy

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Join us as we dive into Minnesota's rich and diverse heritage, from Dakota voices and Latin artists to wildlife conservation and cultural festivals. Discover stories of resilience, creativity, and community, exploring everything from herbalist traditions and creative writing programs for youth to the vibrant performances of South Asian theater companies. These episodes celebrate the multifaceted legacy of Minnesota, shining a light on the past, present, and future contributions of its diverse communities.

Welcome to "Minnesota's Legacy", a podcast series that dives deep into the rich and diverse stories shaping the heart of Minnesota. Each episode uncovers narratives of resilience, creativity, and community, spotlighting voices and experiences that define the states multifaceted heritage.

Explore the vibrant world of Latin art in the spaces nurturing artist from all backgrounds. Hear inspiring tales of young people finding their voice through creative writing and discover innovative African economic development initiatives.
We shine the light on the Chinese-American Association's contributions, delve into the natural world, and preserve the wisdom of traditional herbalism. Learn about environmental stewardship efforts and the invaluable role of public libraries in community life.

Experience the powerful plays of Southeast Asian playwrights and artistic expressions of various immigrant communities, including compelling stories from Iraqi immigrants. We honor the sacrifices of veterans and much more, celebrating the diverse threads that weave together Minnesota's unique, cultural tapestry.

Join us and embark a journey through the remarkable stories that continue to shape and inspire this dynamic state. Hide full description

Welcome to "Minnesota's Legacy", a podcast series that dives deep into the rich and diverse stories shaping the heart of Minnesota. Each episode uncovers narratives of resilience, creativity, and community, spotlighting voices and experiences that define the states multifaceted heritage. Explore the vibrant world of Latin art in the spaces nurturing artist from all backgrounds. Hear inspiring tales of young people finding their voice through creative writing and discover innovative African economic development initiatives. We shine the light on the Chinese-American Association's contributions, delve into the natural world, and preserve the wisdom of traditional herbalism. Learn about environmental stewardship efforts and the invaluable role of public libraries in community life. ... Show full description


31 Pieces

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Ashwini Ramaswami is the Choreographic Associate and Communications Director for the Ragamala Dance Company. The organization was founded by her mo...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Playwrights’ Center is an accelerator for playwrights and new plays. How do they accomplish this? Robert Chelimsky, Managing Director, explains...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Founder of Juxtaposition arts, Roger Cummings, explains why the organization is such a crucial part of the thriving arts community in North Minneap...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The AIDS epidemic forever changed queer culture across the United States when it began in the 1980s. The gay community in Minneapolis did their bes...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Arleta Little, Executive and Artistic Director of The Loft, shares why Minnesota Legacy funds are so crucial to growing the creativity of independe...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Tracy Rittmueller is an artist in residence at First United Methodist Church of the St Cloud. Tracy celebrates 12 artists who became a community af...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Toni Pierce-Sands, founder and artistic director of TU Dance, bringing dance education and performance to the Twin Cities for the past 20 years, ta...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The annual Freedom Festival at Goodridge Veterans Memorial Park is an entire day filled with artists performances and art. People from throughout t...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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In Progress provides quality mentorship and access opportunities for digital art makers living in Crookston and Saint Paul, serving emerging artist...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County’s Iraqi Immigrants Oral History project focused on sharing immigration stories from those in the...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The unPrison Project engages people in Minnesota prisons on the art of storytelling and messaging. It works to builds literacy, mentoring and life ...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Ruth Anne Pszwaro, Artistic Director of Grand Marais Art Colony, explains the rich history of the colony and shares a biannual event that gathers r...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Joe Osowski, Choir Director of STMA Music Boosters highlights Voces8, a vocal group from London who played a significant role in last year's progra...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Molly Rivera, Director of Hutchinson Center of the Arts celebrates the art center's educational programming funded by the Legacy fund and highlight...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Ahn-Thu, Theater Director of Theater Mu celebrates the Theater Company's season of South East Asian Plays written by Minnesota-based South-east Asi...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:31
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Yellow Medicine East School is a small K-12 school of around 500 attendees in Mankato MN. They aim to provide a caring environment of high expectat...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Founded in 1969, Minneapolis-based VocalEssence has decades of history as one of the world’s premier choral music organizations. But despite its gl...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Rochester Public Library aims to provide quality materials and services, which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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Osprey Wilds is a residential environmental learning center on the shores of Grindstone Lake in east-central Minnesota. Osprey Wilds is committed t...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30
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The Trans Herbalism Zine is a project created to capture the power of plant medicine with a focus on trans and non-binary people. With a focus on f...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:30