Monday morning show

What are you reading this summer?  I just finished Dead Man's Mistress by David Housewright and thoroughly enjoyed the mystery set in Minnesota - in Mpls, Grand Marais - having to do with an art theft.  It was about so much more of course, including World's Best Donuts and the fascinating idea of free ports. 

Duluth poet Julie Gard keeps watch over the Lester River. Listen here to find the source of her fascination

Last week Rob Dougherty presented a lovely poem about his son and this week Marsh Muirhead contributes more of his masterful haiku

A recent U.N. report predicted the potential for a million plant and animal species to become extinct this century.  Kinda makes a person think...

Maybe you've heard that song - "What's time to a hog?" If you want a more thorough perspective on that perspective thing, ask NCR Staff Physicist Aaron Wenger. Here's his poem called "Speed"

Chronic Wasting Disease is moving closer to home - with a deer farm in Merrifield testing positive and closing, there's some reason to worry about the spread of the disease.  The University of Minnesota considers CWD a potential public health crisis.  What exactly is Chronic Wasting Disease?

Scott Lowery is a poet and educator from Rollingstone in the bluff country of southeastern Minnesota. In his poem "Calling the Border",  Kafka meets ICE with sadly predictable results.

If it weren't for a little issue with communication, this would be a mighty fine world to live in. If we had any sense, we would spend more time with bees. Haley Lasche explains in her poem "Earth in Pot and Square"

Why is it that gurus are such smart alecks? Legendary St Paul poet Mike Finley discovers this the hard way.

Here are some recent wordish episodes you may have missed:

If you're a parent, you may face a battle every day over screen time - social media, texting, video games...

There's a free community talk with Erin Walsh this Wednesday evening March 20th at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids at 6:30pm.

Erin Walsh, M.A. is a speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age.  Listen to our conversation with her on the Monday Morning Show.