Culturology

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Stories from Northern Minnesota's arts and culture scene.

Discover and get involved with the broad and deep world of arts and culture in Northern Minnesota. Each edition features profiles of artists from a wide spectrum of creativity, from painters, potters and sculptors to fine-arts and heritage musicians, authors and poets. The program also endeavors to be an entry point into the rich cultural past and present of our region. Join in the cultural conversation by using the calendar of events, and providing stories and reviews of events you attend. A variety of arts and culture voices, textures, and topics await you select Thursday mornings in the 8 o’clock hour.


175 Pieces

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Caption: "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani
Beloved bestselling author Adriana Trigiani talks with Heidi Holtan about her latest "The Shoemaker's Wife" a novel based on the love affair of her...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 19:39
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kellie Rhae Theiss
Kellie Rhae Theiss is an artist and writer living in Floodwood. She brings us this essay about a snapping turtle that that appears periodically on ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:55
Caption: "Headaches Can Be Murder" by Marilyn Rausch and Mary Conlon
These two authors that met in a writing class at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis talk to Heidi Holtan about their new mystery thriller nove...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2012
  • Length: 18:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota" by Stewart Van Cleve
Dan Sinykin provides a comprehensive of the historically illuminating new book "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota" by Stewart Van ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Susan Shurke, Credit: Britt Aamodt
Every weekend this summer, vacationers from all over Minnesota and beyond its borders have packed up the family car and headed north to Highway 1. ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 09:56
Caption: Steve Downing
Steve Downing recently attended the inaugural reading and crowning of Deborah Cooper as Duluth's fourth Poet Laureate. Steve recounts a brief histo...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:22
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year she's been checking in with essays reflecting on her experience. In thi...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year she's been checking in with essays reflecting on her experience. In thi...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 03:33
Caption: "Mind Game" by Bob Rueff
Bob Rueff is a native Minnesotan and a long-time resident of Bloomington. Rueff is a retired Advertising Executive and a US Army Reserve Lieutenant...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 13:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year she's been checking in with essays reflecting on her experience. In th...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2012
  • Length: 03:29
Caption:  "Do You Trust Me?  Allowing Hope to Triumph Over Tragedy" by Jessica Leigh Johnson
Heidi Holtan talks with Jessica Leigh Johnson about her book "Do You Trust Me? Allowing Hope to Triumph Over Tragedy," in this Real Good Words int...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 25:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "The Fall of Alice K." by Jim Heynen
Dan Sinykin brings us a review of Jim Heynen's new book "The Fall of Alice K."

  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 04:19
Caption: "A Passage of Redemption" by Pat McGauley
Pat McGauley is an Iron Range Historian and author. His most recent novel is titled "A Passage of Redemption." Heidi Holtan has a broad conversatio...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 21:17
Caption: "Y" by Leslie Adrienne Miller
Leslie Adrienne Miller is author of six collections of poetry including "Y," "The Resurrection Trade" and "Eat Quite Everything You See" from Grayw...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year Erika Kooda will be checking in with essays reflecting on her senior ye...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 03:12
Caption: Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller and crone, which she describes as an elder wisdom keeper, holy hag, earth mother, and sky woman.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 03:20
Caption: Erika Kooda
Erika Kooda is a senior at Grand Rapids High School. During the school year Erika Kooda will be checking in with essays reflecting on her senior ye...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 03:08
Caption: Sage Davis
Sage Davis is a 23 year old Anishinaabe woman and the mother of a two year old who lives in Onigum on Leech Lake. In this essay, Sage tells us abou...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:55
Caption: "Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota" by Stewart Van Cleve
Heidi Holtan and Stewart Van Cleve have an in-depth conversation about the history of "queer" in Minnesota. Stewart Van Cleve's book "Land of 10,00...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2012
  • Length: 39:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Saxton
In the second of a series of essays, Robert Saxton reflects on perspective and some of the unique characteristics of living in northern Minnesota. ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 04:19