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Playlist: MinneCulture 2019 - Listen

Compiled By: Micah Whetstone

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In The Ring: Minnesota's Wrestling Obsession

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture series | 27:19

From Verne Gagne to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota has long been infatuated by pro wrestling. Although not as popular these days, there's still people who love body slams, braggadocio and boys draped in baby oil battling it out inside the ring. In this episode of MinneCulture, KFAI's Britt Aamodt discusses the world of independent professional wrestling with Todd Melby.

Dsc_3411_flat_small From Verne Gagne to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota has long been infatuated by pro wrestling. Although not as popular these days, there's still people who love body slams, braggadocio and boys draped in baby oil battling it out inside the ring. In this episode of MinneCulture, KFAI's Britt Aamodt discusses the world of independent professional wrestling with Todd Melby.

The Great Falls: St. Anthony Falls

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture series | 26:46

The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this documentary for MinneCulture.

Saf1_small The Great Falls, dubbed “St Anthony Falls” by Father Louis Hennepin, evolved during the Ice Age and became the birthplace of Minneapolis. A spiritual place for Native Americans, and especially Dakota people, the Falls have always been a magnet for their beauty and power. European settlers harnessed the water power for lumber and flour mill industries that developed along the banks of the Mississippi, but years of over-use marred the landscape. Today St. Anthony Falls are part of the Mississippi River Historic District. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this documentary for MinneCulture.

Minnesota Politicians and their run for the White House

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture series | 26:10

Forty-four men have served as President of the United States, though none hail from Minnesota. In this MinneCulture documentary, KFAI legacy producer Ahndi Fridell profiles six local politicians who left a mark on national history in their run for the White House: Ignatius Donnelly, Floyd Olson, Harold Stassen, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale.

Humphrey3_small Forty-four men have served as President of the United States, though none hail from Minnesota. In this MinneCulture documentary, KFAI legacy producer Ahndi Fridell profiles six local politicians who left a mark on national history in their run for the White House: Ignatius Donnelly, Floyd Olson, Harold Stassen, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale.

A Christmas Carol: REDUX

From Charles Ketchabaw | 54:00

"A Christmas Carol: Redux” retells the Charles Dickens classic in the present day, giving it a satirical comedic spin. Amidst a crumbling economy, skyrocketing unemployment, and mass protests on Wall Street, cheapskate Scrooge (the 1%) refuses to share his wealth with those less fortunate (the 99%). Join our narrator, Russell Thomas, as he recounts this classic Christmas tale with visits by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (all while he battles his own ghosts due to a recent divorce).

Christmascarolredux_small "A Christmas Carol: Redux” retells the Charles Dickens classic in the present day, giving it a satirical comedic spin. Amidst a crumbling economy, skyrocketing unemployment, and mass protests on Wall Street, cheapskate Scrooge (the 1%) refuses to share his wealth with those less fortunate (the 99%).  Join our narrator, Russell Thomas, as he recounts this classic Christmas tale with visits by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (all while he battles his own ghosts due to a recent divorce).

Jon Smith – Russell Thomas (narrator)

Charles Ketchabaw – Ron (audio engineer)

Rob Fulton – Scrooge

Aviva Armour- Ostroff – Ghost of Christmas Present

Lisa Marie DiLiberto - Ghost of Christmas Past

Eric Toth – Ghost of Christmas Future

Samantha Espie – Belle

Andre Arruda – Tiny Tim

Evanne Ketchabaw – Susan Scrooge

Nesh Abadjian – Jacob Marley

Mark De Angelis – Bob Crachit

Written by: Andrew De Angelis, Mark De Angelis, Charles Ketchabaw

Produced and directed by: Ready Set Panic (panicsociety.com)

Mixed and Edited by: Charles Ketchabaw

Baseball: Great American Pastime

From Loyola Productions, Inc. | Part of the Kaleidoscope series | 58:48

“Whoever would understand the heart and mind of America had better learn the game of baseball...” As this quotation sums up our attitude toward the national pastime, so our program illuminates the origin and the history of the great game of baseball.

Baseball_small [Just what is baseball in America? Legendary sports announcer, Ernie Harwell, attempts to answer that in this edition of Kaleidoscope with anecdotes and clips of games gone by.]

Some of the clips in "Baseball: Great American Pastime" include: a 1926 reading of "Casey at the Bat," excerpts from historical games, the comedy skit "Who's On First?," an interview clip of Lou Gehrig, and a few humorous moments of baseball.

*See "Timing and Cues" for suggested edits, if any, for call letters, date/series info, etc.

*This program originated on analog tape using non-digital source material. Some tape hiss and record pops should be expected.

*Editing to remove station-specific content may be necessary as these programs are direct copies of the master tapes. 

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture series | 29:16

Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home--a safe-haven for "fallen" girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her "girls." Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.

Char_image_small Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home--a safe-haven for "fallen" girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her "girls." Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.

A North Shore Christmas Karol, Part I

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture series | 21:39

Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event, “A North Shore Christmas Karol.” This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Britt Aamodt, aired in two parts on KFAI’s MinneCulture program at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 22.

The familiar story has been modernized and set in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region.

Gather ‘round the radio for a special Yuletide tale sure to warm your spirits for the holidays. “A North Shore Christmas Karol, on MinneCulture, at 7:30 pm, part 1 on Monday, December 20 and part 2, Wednesday, December 22.

Radio theater group Deadbeats on the Air was founded at KFAI radio in 2008 by Britt Aamodt, Michael Fischbein and Mike Stapp. Their first production was the original feature "The Evil of Shady Lake" about the evils of toxic dumping and "those odd people next door." In 2010, they adapted a popular Minneapolis comic strip, "Road Kill Bill," created by artist Ken Avidor, for KFAI's Wave Project.

The cast and crew members of “A North Shore Christmas Karol” are:

Michael Fischbein: Seamus Karol
Kirsten Yocum: Caroler
Nora Yocum: Young girl
Oliver Yocum: Tim Crochet
Nancy Donoval: Jeannie McFlivver, Mary Crochet, Lydia
Mike Stapp: Bob Crochet
Alice Barry: Head Caroler, Jenny, Grocery Store Wife, Grocery Store PA
Eric Ringham: Narrator, Finlayson, Thrift Store Owner
Andy Driscoll: Axel Morstad
Meaghan DiSciorico: Ghost of Christmas Past, Storekeeper
Damon Runnals: Dennis, Young Seamus, Storekeeper, Ghost of Christmas
Yet to Come, Mr. Seglum, Grocery Store Husband
Nan Montgomery: Ghost of Christmas Present, Mrs. Seglum

Liz Olds: Banjo
Mike Fischbein: Original music

Tom Tschantz: Audio engineer
Miriam Queensen: Script editor
Michael Fischbein: Producer, Sound Editor, Sound Effects
Mike Stapp: Producer, Sound Effects
Britt Aamodt: Writer, Director, Producer

Deadbeat_ad_flame-2_small Deadbeats on the Air presents a radio theater event, “A North Shore Christmas Karol.” This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by Britt Aamodt, aired in two parts on KFAI’s MinneCulture program at 7:30 pm on Monday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 22. The familiar story has been modernized and set in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region. Gather ‘round the radio for a special Yuletide tale sure to warm your spirits for the holidays. “A North Shore Christmas Karol, on MinneCulture, at 7:30 pm, part 1 on Monday, December 20 and part 2, Wednesday, December 22. Radio theater group Deadbeats on the Air was founded at KFAI radio in 2008 by Britt Aamodt, Michael Fischbein and Mike Stapp. Their first production was the original feature "The Evil of Shady Lake" about the evils of toxic dumping and "those odd people next door." In 2010, they adapted a popular Minneapolis comic strip, "Road Kill Bill," created by artist Ken Avidor, for KFAI's Wave Project. The cast and crew members of “A North Shore Christmas Karol” are: Michael Fischbein: Seamus Karol Kirsten Yocum: Caroler Nora Yocum: Young girl Oliver Yocum: Tim Crochet Nancy Donoval: Jeannie McFlivver, Mary Crochet, Lydia Mike Stapp: Bob Crochet Alice Barry: Head Caroler, Jenny, Grocery Store Wife, Grocery Store PA Eric Ringham: Narrator, Finlayson, Thrift Store Owner Andy Driscoll: Axel Morstad Meaghan DiSciorico: Ghost of Christmas Past, Storekeeper Damon Runnals: Dennis, Young Seamus, Storekeeper, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Mr. Seglum, Grocery Store Husband Nan Montgomery: Ghost of Christmas Present, Mrs. Seglum Liz Olds: Banjo Mike Fischbein: Original music Tom Tschantz: Audio engineer Miriam Queensen: Script editor Michael Fischbein: Producer, Sound Editor, Sound Effects Mike Stapp: Producer, Sound Effects Britt Aamodt: Writer, Director, Producer

THE BLUE CARBUNCLE (A Christmas Adventure of Sherlock Holmes)

From Craig Wichman | 54:58

During Yuletide, Holmes and Watson face several Dickensian Londoners, a dusty hat, a famous gem - and a goose! (One of Arthur Conan Doyle’s rare comic tales.)

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Authorized by the Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
"The best American portrayer of Sherlock Holmes that we have today." -William Nadel, BAKER STREET IRREGULARS

As in Quicksilver’s award-winning production of THE SPECKLED BAND, Craig Wichman (Independent Film, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW) plays the Great Detective, and John Prave, the Good Doctor. The cast features Emma Palzere, Joseph Franchini, Dan Renkin, Clyde Baldo, and Soprano Soloist Bernadette Fiorella (New York City Opera). Original music by Frank Spitznagel. Sound effects by Sue Zizza, Mr. Baldo, and the cast. Engineers, Chip Fabrizi and Dominick Barbera.

Adapted and Produced by Mr. Wichman.
Directed by Jay Stern (Independent Feature, THE CHANGELING).


*As an added treat, Quicksilver presents the rarely produced short farce by famed Holmes portrayer William Gillette, THE PAINFUL PREDICAMENT OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.*

 
Recipient of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters' "AWARD OF SPECIAL MERIT."  Quicksilver has also earned the National Audio Theatre's "BEST SCRIPT" Award, and has performed by invitation at the Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television and Radio) where its shows are in the Collection.