Today on the Wednesday Morning Show we heard about the ecology of wild rice during our local food segment....Maggie and Katie talked with Annette Dray Drewes - she is a Clean Water Watershed Specialist for the MN DNR.
We also learned some Ojibwe language today with our puppet friends Nana Boozhoo and Natasha. These new contributors come from the creativity of Bemidji writer, musician and comic book writer Michael Lyons. Mahnoominike Giizis is the wild rice moon - or the moon in August.
Yes, it's puppets on the radio! Ojibwe puppets created and from the mind of Michael Lyons. In our first episode we learn the Ojibwe word for coffee and we get to hear the super puppet couple of Nana Boozhoo and Natasha.
Let's Visit is Northern Community Radio way of sharing various communities and places in our broadcast region with our listeners. This past month, Let's Visit focused on Remer, MN. Remer is more than a palindrome. It's a quaint, small town with a penchant for Bigfoot that serves as many students in the school district as there is population in the community itself. Northland Community Schools serves children from Outing, Boy River, Longville, and Federal Dam.
We continue our Strong Women series with a family of women who are making their mark in business, in culture and in fashion. Laura Connelly and I got to spend an hour talking with Delina, Lavender and Snowy about their connection to the past, their business and what it means to be strong. Check out I Am Anishinaabe to find out more.