Nature has it's own way of making us come to terms with one another. In her poem, Echo from Hug Point, Northfield poet Leslie Schultz gets a message through this intermediary.

In Studio: Gaelynn Lea

Oct 11, 2018

Gaelynn Lea carved some time out for us to talk about her new album, Learning How To Stay, which is out now. 

After winning the NPR Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn and her husband, Paul, played around the world covering 42 states and 7 countries. In the past, Gaelynn has played and recorded her music solo with the help of a looping pedal. 

Through much of his life, Migizi Pensoneau was keenly aware of the mis-representation or lack of representation of Native Americans in the media.  He's now a screenwriter and producer who works toward righting the wrongs of mainstream media.  His comedy group, The 1491s, creates and distributes content that shines a light on Native American stereotypes and inspires cultural awareness, cultivating social change and deeper understanding through comedy and

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I was knocked out by Sarah Smarsh's new book "Heartland:  A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth".  It woke me up to the fact that most of what is written about women, written about being rural, is coming from white men.  Sarah doesn't shy away from the fact that she is white, and what that means to her growing up.  But she looks at things like what the term white trash implies.  What being a teenage mother does to a woman in a rural area.  One of my favorite parts of our conversation was at the end wh

All the Minnesota House of Representative members are up for reelection this year.  Julie Sandstede currently serves as the DFL Representative for House District 6A.  Her Republican challenger is Guy Anderson.  You can hear about their campaigns and how they would govern here!