Frankie Lee

11/22 Live From Studio A: Frankie Lee

Listen to our session with this Minnesota musician recently released a new album named after his hometown, Stillwater. We found out more and heard songs from the release when he and local musician Sarah Krueger joined us in the studio on November 22, 2019. Frankie Lee
Sacred Heart Music Center

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"Sextortion": a growing concern for women - and girls 12 and younger

An uptick in cases of "sextortion" and online child exploitation is gaining the attention of communities, law enforcement and prosecutors, including here in Minnesota.

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Forever Home 12/5

14 hours ago

Cocoa is a chocolate and white pit-bull mix who is approximately 8 years old. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home! Cocoa is the biggest sweetheart! She will go on long walks with you during the day and snuggle you at night. According to her previous owner she gets along with other dogs and kids, loves her favorite rope and chew toys and enjoys car rides!

Tadd Johnson laughs and says he's at an age where he doesn't mind speaking truth to power.

So when he talked to University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel about the consultation the federal government was required to have with tribes, he didn't pull any punches.  Particularly, he pointed out, with the lack of a "consultation pipeline" between Minnesota's 12 federally-recognized tribes (and people) and the University system.

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The pilot warming center on Grand Avenue in Duluth was a great success last year. About 20 people a night without housing took advantage of it over the 29 nights temperatures dipped below 0.  But this year, it won't be open.  Code violations have sidelined the building for the time being, but in this case, when one door (or warming center) closes, several other new options will open: and it won't have to be quite as cold before those doors open, either.

"Not-Indian" author and journalist Jon Lurie talks about the evolution of his relationship with activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, from being "backed up against the potato chip rack" and interrogated to recording the activist's stories for The Thunder Before The Storm.

The Thunder Before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Forever Home 11/28

Nov 28, 2019

Dexter is an orange tabby domestic shorthair cat who is approximately a year old. His previous owner said he was energetic, shy, and playful. He loves to play with his stuffed mice and jingle balls! Once he warms up to you he will show you what a big goofball he can be!

Hop is a four-month-old domestic shorthair kitten. What else is there to say?  Kitten!

The Simple Plate: Cole Grotting of UMD's Land Lab

Nov 27, 2019
Young man in overalls standing next to a truck bed full of winter squash.
Photo by Cole Grotting

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Sad, but true.

For decades, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent to educate us about the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

And yet, in spite of it all, what does it take to change our behaviour.

A nickel.

 "What researchers found when they examined the data was that consumers are less motivated by emotional appeals to save the environment and more by the impact on their pocketbook—even when it’s just a few cents."

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This morning, a conversation about gratitude, the abundance of the earth and the life-changing surprises the garden has in store for you.

There is a cornucopia of art to see this week, and plenty of activity for you and your relatives to burn off the carbs from Thursday's feast:

Everyday Mayhem, an exhibit of the photographs by Kip Praslowicz at the Kruk Gallery of the Holden Fine Arts Center at UWS.  The exhibit is open now through December 18,

The Downtown Duluth Arts Walk on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.,


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