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Families return again and again to DAI's Free Family Art Day

Just this morning on Radio Gallery , North House Folk School Director Greg Wright said, "This world somehow makes us think we need permission to do things.

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12/14 Live From Studio A: The Langertsons

If you've seen the Mahtowah, Minnesota country gospel band the Holy Hootenanners, you know they sometimes bring their kids onstage to contribute to a tune or two. Now some of those offspring, ranging in age from 11 to 14, have formed their own group and recently recorded an album with Rich Mattson at Sparta Sound. They have a release show for that disc, American Hippie , on Saturday, December 16 at Beaner's Central in Duluth and joined us in the studio on December 14, 2017 for a preview. We...

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"Mixtape Project 2" on The Local

Storytelling and music come together in "The Mixtape Project 2" from Minnesota artist, photographer, filmmaker and community organizer Daniel Oyinloye. Oyinloye has spent 2017 working with boys at Duluth's Woodland Hills Youth and Family Services residential program, producing hip-hop, a creative avenue for introspection and personal growth.

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Forever Home 12/14

Dec 14, 2017
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forever home animals

Archie

Archie is a 1 yr old male tri colored pointer mix. He was rescued from a euthanasia list on 4-1-17. He was so extremely frightened when he came. He is learning to trust and LOVES to play ball. He will fetch all day long.

Chelsey

Meet Chelsey! She is a 4 year old English Bulldog mix looking for a loving home!

North House Folk School

Do you know you can take an educational vacation on the North Shore?  North House Folk School offers single and multi-session classes in everything from boat building to felt making with a seasonal catalogue of traditional arts that will get you creating, building and thinking with your hands. 

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Greg Wright of the North House Folk School joins us on Radio Gallery to share their journey as an education destination on the “edge of forever.”

 

 

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 “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. 

12/12 Live From Studio A: Eira

Dec 12, 2017
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Fiddler Liesel Wilson of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Orchestra joins Sue Spencer and Jim Ofsthun of Celtic bands Willowgreen and McGinnis' Kitchen in this group that performs music from around the world. Last year the trio put out a holiday album,Glen Tidings; this year they'll be performing a holiday show on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm at Duluth's Peace United Church of Christ. They'll bring some holiday cheer to our studios and give us a preview of that show on Tuesday, December 12 at 1pm.

 Eira

©Lisa Johnson

Every year, Tom Kasper runs down his list of good gifts for gardeners.

And every year, the most popular is still the gift of your time.

If families are the building blocks of a community, it makes sense to provide them with support and connectedness to other families.

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Our week of art begins with the Seasons of the St. Louis River Photo Contest at Barker's Island a chance to celebrate the beauty of the St. Louis River and the tireless cleanup efforts that make it possible.

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For The Birds host Laura Erickson stepped into the breach this week as the "emergency auxiliary backup Larry Weber" (after Larry was sidelined* with a bad cold),  armed with information about snowy owls and a Robert Frost poem off the top of her head.

*the expression "sidelined" comes from the world of sports, as Laura herself alluded to a text message after agreeing to sub for Larry this morning:

"But actually, I don't know how to do that -- just talk for a minute or longer.

Minnesota Ballet

Robert Gardener started his life in dance as a mouse.

A mouse in the perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker, that is.

Then, as so many dancers do, he moved up in the ranks of the cast as he gained experience and skill.

After 25 years in Duluth, over 30 years of dancing Tchaikovsky's lush score and three different productions of Allen Field's choreography, Gardner is the artistic director and ballet master of the Minnesota Ballet.

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