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Playlist: Noel Clark's Portfolio

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Noel Clark is a freelance reporter who previously worked with American Public Media. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their three lovely cats.

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Scraping the Sky: Art Deco Architecture in the Twin Cities

From KFAI | Part of the MinneCulture series | 28:06

The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and the Rand Tower reached out towards the sky, and Art Deco style was all the rage. Producer Noel Clark takes a trip back in time to the roaring twenties to explore the glittering marble and chrome lobbies, epic statues, and the history behind the rise and fall of a classic American style.

Artdeco_thmb_small The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and the Rand Tower reached out towards the sky, and Art Deco style was all the rage. Producer Noel Clark takes a trip back in time to the roaring twenties to explore the glittering marble and chrome lobbies, epic statues, and the history behind the rise and fall of a classic American style.

A Tale of Two Night Markets

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 05:23

Open air night markets attract big crowds in Taipei, Bangkok and other Asian cities. Merchants sell bootleg DVDs, crafts, steamed buns and fresh seafood. How would this type of market fare here in the Midwest? KFAI’s Noel Clark reports.

20150721_185032_small Open air night markets attract big crowds in Taipei, Bangkok and other Asian cities. Merchants sell bootleg DVDs, crafts, steamed buns and fresh seafood. How would this type of market fare here in the Midwest? KFAI’s Noel Clark reports.

Pedro Park: From Gravel-Filled Lot to Urban Flower Field

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 04:56

Creating a new urban park is tougher than you might think. One St. Paul artist discovered this while trying to turn a gravel-filled lot into an urban flower field. KFAI’s Noel Clark reports.

Pedro_park_small Creating a new urban park is tougher than you might think. One St. Paul artist discovered this while trying to turn a gravel-filled lot into an urban flower field. KFAI’s Noel Clark reports.

Pass the lefse, please

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 05:04

Ask someone from out of state to describe Minnesota and you’ll probably hear a lot of “Minnesota Nice,” "uff dah’s" and "you betcha’s." Scandinavian roots run deep here, as do their culinary traditions. KFAI producer Noel Clark looks at one special treat that allowed Norwegian Americans keep ties with the old world, while helping Uncle Sam at the same time.

Lefse_medium_small Ask someone from out of state to describe Minnesota and you’ll probably hear a lot of “Minnesota Nice,” "uff dah’s" and "you betcha’s." Scandinavian roots run deep here, as do their culinary traditions. KFAI producer Noel Clark looks at one special treat that allowed Norwegian Americans keep ties with the old world, while helping Uncle Sam at the same time.

The Challenge of Crafting Ice Wine in Minnesota

From Radio K | 05:05

The German “eiswein” tradition was created almost by accident. This sweet, powerful wine was discovered when winemakers tried to save grapes that froze on the vines. Because of this, the frigid tundra of Minnesota might seem perfect for an icewine. But, as producer Noel Clark discovered, sometimes too much cold can be challenging.

20121207_160231_small The German “eiswein” tradition was created almost by accident. This sweet, powerful wine was discovered when winemakers tried to save grapes that froze on the vines. Because of this, the frigid tundra of Minnesota might seem perfect for an icewine. But, as producer Noel Clark discovered, sometimes too much cold can be challenging.

A new step to recovery: modifying AA for atheists

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 04:55

Every day people gather in basements and community centers, coffee shops and churches, to talk share about their addiction and recovery. But for some, AA’s religious foundation poses a challenge. KFAI producer Noel Clark looks at adapting the 12-step program for non-believers.

Aa_medium_small Every day people gather in basements and community centers, coffee shops and churches, to talk share about their addiction and recovery. But for some, AA’s religious foundation poses a challenge. KFAI producer Noel Clark looks at adapting the 12-step program for non-believers.

The Farewell Season of Rollerdome

From Radio K | 05:01

Built in 1982, the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome has seen it’s share of sporting events. Baseball, football, soccer. But off the field, a community on wheels celebrates their final season of indoor skating before the dome is razed to make way for a new chapter in sports history. Noel Clark has this story.

20130220_190048_small Built in 1982, the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome has seen it’s share of sporting events. Baseball, football, soccer. But off the field, a community on wheels celebrates their final season of indoor skating before the dome is razed to make way for a new chapter in sports history. Noel Clark has this story.

The (political) lure of Minnehaha Falls

From KFAI | Part of the 10,000 Fresh Voices series | 04:21

Minnehaha Falls has been a popular tourist spot for politicians since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his epic poem, “The Song of Hiawatha” in 1855. But the water spilling over the falls hasn’t always been so epic. KFAI producer Noel Clark shares a bit of history about Minnehaha Falls.

Mhaha_falls_medium_small Minnehaha Falls has been a popular tourist spot for politicians since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his epic poem, “The Song of Hiawatha” in 1855. But the water spilling over the falls hasn’t always been so epic. KFAI producer Noel Clark shares a bit of history about Minnehaha Falls .

Stroke Awareness

From Radio K | 05:14

Each year, stroke affects approximately 120,000 women under the age of 45. For many young women, the idea of having a stroke at such a young age seems impossible. Producer Noel Clark spoke with two stoke survivors about their very real experiences.

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208091_10150144935479440_832642_n_small Each year, stroke affects approximately 120,000 women under the age of 45. For many young women, the idea of having a stroke at such a young age seems impossible. Producer Noel Clark spoke with two stoke survivors about their very real experiences.

Architect TP Healy

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

Theron Potter Healy was a successful Canadian businessman and ship-builder who left Nova Scotia for Minneapolis in 1886. With the wooden ship industry coming to an end, Healy used his business acumen to venture into a more profitable enterprise building residential homes. KFAI producer Noel Clark has more.

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Healy3_small Theron Potter Healy was a successful Canadian businessman and ship-builder who left Nova Scotia for Minneapolis in 1886. With the wooden ship industry coming to an end, Healy used his business acumen to venture into a more profitable enterprise building residential homes. KFAI producer Noel Clark has more.

The Sound of Blindness

From Radio K | 05:54

Without sight, the blind must rely on the soundscapes around them to navigate through a world of audio overload. To truly experience this world, Producer Noel Clark must live it, braving one of the busiest streets in Uptown blindfolded . Will he make it? Tune in Sundays at 6PM to listen this and other award winning arts and cultural reporting.

20120204_112845_small Without sight, the blind must rely on the soundscapes around them to navigate through a world of audio overload. To truly experience this world, Producer Noel Clark must live it, braving one of the busiest streets in Uptown blindfolded . Will he make it? Tune in Sundays at 6PM to listen this and other award winning arts and cultural reporting.

I Can Camp!

From Radio K | 05:00

In 2007 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
researched why people in Minnesota were spending less time outdoors.
They found three problems: people lacked skills, equipment and time.
To address this, the DNR created the I Can series. Producer Noel Clark
spent a day in the woods with the I Can Camp program.

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Camping_small In 2007 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researched why people in Minnesota were spending less time outdoors. They found three problems: people lacked skills, equipment and time. To address this, the DNR created the I Can series. Producer Noel Clark spent a day in the woods with the I Can Camp program.

Matthew Sweet on 20 Years of Girlfriend

From Radio K | 05:00

It's not surprising to see a re-release or a fancy tour when an artist reaches a milestone with a classic record. For Matthew Sweet, the 20th anniversary of his landmark record Girlfriend meant bringing back the songs and memories of the 90's for a nostalgia-filled tour across the country.Producer Noel Clark sat down with Matthew Sweet to revisit Girlfriend, talk about the tour, and explore the differences between standard concerts and playing the entire record each night.

Matthewsweet_small It's not surprising to see a re-release or a fancy tour when an artist reaches a milestone with a classic record. For Matthew Sweet, the 20th anniversary of his landmark record Girlfriend meant bringing back the songs and memories of the 90's for a nostalgia-filled tour across the country.Producer Noel Clark sat down with Matthew Sweet to revisit Girlfriend, talk about the tour, and explore the differences between standard concerts and playing the entire record each night.

Cirque du So Gay IV

From Radio K | 05:00

It's that time again. Every year since 2009, Minneapolis-based Queer Bike Gang has hosted the LGBTQA-themed alley-cat bike race, Cirque du So Gay. Producer Noel Clark puts the rubber to the road and goes along for this year's ride. Tune in Sunday at 6 p.m. to hear this and other Arts & Culture stories.

Img_2579_small It's that time again. Every year since 2009, Minneapolis-based Queer Bike Gang has hosted the LGBTQA-themed alley-cat bike race, Cirque du So Gay. Producer Noel Clark puts the rubber to the road and goes along for this year's ride. Tune in Sunday at 6 p.m. to hear this and other Arts & Culture stories.

Anne Elizabeth Moore reads from Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present

From Radio K | 05:08

People tell a lot of ghost stories around Halloween. But for some, ghosts aren't the supernatural figures we read about in books or see in movies. Producer Noel Clark caught up with Author and Essayist Anne Elizabeth Moore, who shares a different kind of ghost story.

Hip-hop-apsara-ghosts-past-and-present-_small People tell a lot of ghost stories around Halloween. But for some, ghosts aren't the supernatural figures we read about in books or see in movies. Producer Noel Clark caught up with Author and Essayist Anne Elizabeth Moore, who shares a different kind of ghost story.

Home (Movies) For The Holidays

From Radio K | 04:33

Spending the holidays with the family can be the highlight of winter for those who live far from home. But when a family member dies, returning home can be sad and confusing. Producer Noel Clark spends the holidays in Massachusetts with his wife, a box of old home movies and fond memories of warmer times.

Dan_3_small Spending the holidays with the family can be the highlight of winter for those who live far from home. But when a family member dies, returning home can be sad and confusing. Producer Noel Clark spends the holidays in Massachusetts with his wife, a box of old home movies and fond memories of warmer times.

A Day in the Life of a Greasy Spoon

From Radio K | 05:15

Anyone who has ever spent time in a greasy spoon diner knows that feeling. It's a mixture of good food, conversation, and that certain... something. Producer Noel Clark spent a day at a tiny diner in South Minneapolis to get to the core of our love for the perfect breakfast joint.

2012-03-18_009_small Anyone who has ever spent time in a greasy spoon diner knows that feeling. It's a mixture of good food, conversation, and that certain... something. Producer Noel Clark spent a day at a tiny diner in South Minneapolis to get to the core of our love for the perfect breakfast joint.

The Fear of a Halloween Wedding

From Radio K | 05:10

Halloween can be a scary time, full of monsters, haunted houses, and sometimes... weddings. Noel Clark has this story about how the anxiety of getting married and the fright of Halloween are two very different kinds of scary.

Img_4223_small Halloween can be a scary time, full of monsters, haunted houses, and sometimes... weddings. Noel Clark has this story about how the anxiety of getting married and the fright of Halloween are two very different kinds of scary.

Comedy in Current Events

From Radio K | 05:01

The Brave New Workshop has helped launch the careers of humorists such as Al Franken and Tom Davis, the first head writers for Saturday Night Live. Though Franken made the jump to politics, the worlds of comedy and current events aren't so different. To find out how, Producer Noel Clark visits Americas longest running satirical comedy theater.

Bave_small The Brave New Workshop has helped launch the careers of humorists such as Al Franken and Tom Davis, the first head writers for Saturday Night Live. Though Franken made the jump to politics, the worlds of comedy and current events aren't so different. To find out how, Producer Noel Clark visits Americas longest running satirical comedy theater.

Quick Queue: Looking Past You

From Radio K | Part of the Quick Queue series | 05:13

In modern society, women in their 70's and 80's are often pushed aside and ignored in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Miriam is 85, widowed, and tired of being a victim. So she hatches a plan to take her life back. Reporter Noel Clark interviews Minnesota Filmmaker Jennifer Kramer, creator of the short film, "Looking Past You," which explores themes of loss, sadness, and empowerment.

Screen_shot_2012-08-22_at_12 In modern society, women in their 70's and 80's are often pushed aside and ignored in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Miriam is 85, widowed, and tired of being a victim. So she hatches a plan to take her life back. Reporter Noel Clark interviews Minnesota Filmmaker Jennifer Kramer, creator of the short film, "Looking Past You," which explores themes of loss, sadness, and empowerment.

Cooking Cajun Style

From Radio K | 05:22

Minneapolis and New Orleans may be an entire country apart, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the feasts of Mardi Gras in our own way.
Culture Queue Producer Noel Clark took a foodie's journey to a cajun cooking class to learn the skills of seasoning and spice, then stopped in to a local restaurant that will pile your plate with crawfish and stuff you with hush puppies.

20120216_202102_small Minneapolis and New Orleans may be an entire country apart, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the feasts of Mardi Gras in our own way. Culture Queue Producer Noel Clark took a foodie's journey to a cajun cooking class to learn the skills of seasoning and spice, then stopped in to a local restaurant that will pile your plate with crawfish and stuff you with hush puppies.

A Little Dinner Music

From Radio K | 05:12

Of our five senses, sound and taste might not seem to have that much in common. But if you ever find yourself at a fast food joint that blasts the muzak or a dead quiet mom and pop restaurant, this story by culture queue producer Noel Clark might help you make the connection.

20120306_171853_small Of our five senses, sound and taste might not seem to have that much in common. But if you ever find yourself at a fast food joint that blasts the muzak or a dead quiet mom and pop restaurant, this story by culture queue producer Noel Clark might help you make the connection.

If We Can Get The Beast Out of His Lair...

From Radio K | 05:06

In 1913, the American Social Hygiene Association launched a campaign to eradicate sexually transmitted diseases and prostitution. The subject was considered taboo at the time, and misinformation about STDs was rampant. Producer Noel Clark has this look at what has changed over the last one hundred years... And what hasn't.

Beastedit_small In 1913, the American Social Hygiene Association launched a campaign to eradicate sexually transmitted diseases and prostitution. The subject was considered taboo at the time, and misinformation about STDs was rampant. Producer Noel Clark has this look at what has changed over the last one hundred years... And what hasn't.

MN Church Celebrates Easter in Cabaret After Tragic Fire

From Radio K | 05:08

On a Sunday in April, cheery faces populate the groundbreaking of a new church construction project in South Minneapolis. Almost a year earlier, the home to the congregation that stood on the very same spot was destroyed when a bolt of lightning struck the church and set the building on fire. Noel Clark visited the members of Walker Methodist Church for their Easter celebration this year, held in a very different location.

Fire_small On a Sunday in April, cheery faces populate the groundbreaking of a new church construction project in South Minneapolis. Almost a year earlier, the home to the congregation that stood on the very same spot was destroyed when a bolt of lightning struck the church and set the building on fire. Noel Clark visited the members of Walker Methodist Church for their Easter celebration this year, held in a very different location.

A Night at the Rock Opera

From Radio K | 04:57

Do I go to a rock show, or out to the theater? Figuring out the best way to support your local arts scene can sometimes be tough. But fear not, Culture Queue producer Noel Clark has a preview of Dying To Make It, a new Minneapolis Rock Opera that covers all your musical theater needs.

Roperapic_small Do I go to a rock show, or out to the theater? Figuring out the best way to support your local arts scene can sometimes be tough. But fear not, Culture Queue producer Noel Clark has a preview of Dying To Make It, a new Minneapolis Rock Opera that covers all your musical theater needs.

Vicariously Riding the Rails

From Radio K | 05:05

What guitar-playing, On the Road-toting hipster hasn't dreamed of riding the rails like Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac? With rose-colored glasses we imagine train-hopping as a liberating experience, but reporter Noel Clark found out that sometimes those dusty childhood dreams of adventure are better to remember than to relive.

5914206304_438b7f9cfb_o_small What guitar-playing, On the Road-toting hipster hasn't dreamed of riding the rails like Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac? With rose-colored glasses we imagine train-hopping as a liberating experience, but reporter Noel Clark found out that sometimes those dusty childhood dreams of adventure are better to remember than to relive.

Downtown Food Carts Get Mobile

From KFAI | Part of the KFAI News series | 04:12

In 2010, the Minneapolis City Council introduced a mobile food cart program downtown. In a recent unanimous vote, the City Council approved the expansion of the program to allow carts to operate in neighborhoods. KFAI's Noel Clark has this story.

Img_1196 In 2010, the Minneapolis City Council introduced a mobile food cart program downtown. In a recent unanimous vote, the City Council approved the expansion of the program to allow carts to operate in neighborhoods. KFAI's Noel Clark has this story.

Surly Brewery Plan Runs into Legislative Hurdles

From KFAI | Part of the KFAI News series | 05:20

A new Surly brewery proposal is stalled by legislation that does not allow for on-sale service of alcohol at large breweries. Noel Clark has this story.

Surly_small A new Surly brewery proposal is stalled by legislation that does not allow for on-sale service of alcohol at large breweries. Noel Clark has this story.

Powderhorn Art Fair

From KFAI | Part of the KFAI News series | 04:36

Powderhorn Art Fair

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