Northland Morning Interviews

©Lisa Johnson

Larry Weber joins us for Backyard Almanac from the road, returning from a spider convention in Michigan.

UMD theater professor Tom Isbell was a darling of television producer Burt Metcalf (M*A*S*H) and went on to work in movies with the likes of Anne Bancroft and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Then he left a career most young actors can only dream of ... because of an earthquake.

Seriously?

Maija Jenson

CHOICE Unlimited has partnered with St. Louis County to share a new public art project, a beautiful Lake Superior mural.  We hear from contributing artist Cody and Maria Brown, the lead artist of the recently installed mural. With the participation of over a dozen artists, the Lake Superior shore scene was developed by committee and created one piece at a time by those involved in the ARTS program at CHOICE Unlimited.

MN Reads: Savory Sweet

Jun 28, 2018
University of Minnesota Press and Mette Nielsen

What do you do with another pile of beets form your CSA?

Friends of Sax-Zim Bog

Up north at the Sax-Zim Bog, much to the surprise of some, complete strangers may come stollong through their front yard, with binoculars or fancy cameras. This has become the daily norm for some Northern Minnesotans and their famous bird feeders. From the edge of the Sax-Zim bog in Forbes, Minnesota, Ryan Dawes reports.

Plan your visit to the Sax Zim Bog

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently conducted spraying treatments of over 1000 acres in St. Louis County to control the invasive gypsy moth. 

We regularly weed and water our vegetable and flower gardens, and today Tom Kasper reminds us to also feed our plants, on a regular schedule.  Plant food is fertilizer, which you can find for sale, or in your own backyard compost pile.  Good options over commercial chemical fertilizers which give you an organic harvest include compost and fish and seaweed emulsions.  Listen for more tips on feeding your plants. 

Adam Swanson

This is an exciting week at the Wrenshall Barn with the Free Range Film Festival happening Friday and Saturday plus new shows from some Twin Ports favorites.

Painter, photographer and multi-media artist Erin Welch talks about leaps of faith, cribbage at the cabin and taking her show on the road.

Dan Neff/Facebook

Glass artist Dan Neff talks about his new space, the live glassblowing demonstrations he'll be featuring, and why ... wait for it ... transparency is so important when it comes to glass art!

Becker Art Glass/ Facebook

Doug Becker loves creating things from blown glass.

And there's no ego here; he's anxious to share the experience with anyone who wants to learn.  That prompted this post to his Facebook page:

Doug has the patience of a saint! 12 women on a mystery trip stop to make roses!

Natalija Walbridge

Last year, Duluth artist Natalija Walbridge was the award winner for fiber arts at the Park Point Art Fair and this year she returns with her original textile works from her creative endeavor, Dock 5.  She has become known for her lift bridge design messenger bag but her canvas bags also carry a variety of art and graphic designs from vintage maps to works inspired by the natrural world. 

©Ryan Tischer

Photographer Ryan Tischer talks about his process, the opening of his gallery last fall and where the "magic" happens.

It's a dark and stormy  ... lunch hour ... on this Friday of Grandma's Marathon weekend ... 

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