Taji Joseph from "Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change"

Green Visions: "We are all eyewitnesses to climate change"

Climate Generation - and apparently a lot of Minnesotans - want the state legislature to be able to hit the ground running when they reconvene January 5.

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Mary Bue
Mary Bue

Virtual Live from Studio A: Mary Bue

Minnesota musician joins the long list of artists releasing their work during a pandemic. She joined us via the internet on August 21st to chat about her new album, The World is Your Lover, which came out the same day, and shel performed some songs from the record. She played a livestreamed show from Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth the following night.

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Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: "We were not going to condone that behavior by the MPCA"

Earlier this month, twelve of the 17-members of the MPCA's Environmental Justice Advisory Group resigned after the agency approved a key water quality permit for the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. After four years of working with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the advisory group submitted a letter to MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop saying they could not "continue to legitimize and provide cover for the MPCA's war on Black and brown people." Opponents of the Line 3 project...

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Honor the Earth

Winona LaDuke is angry, and she's not pulling any punches.

Enbridge is prepared to begin construction on the controversial Line 3 project next Tuesday, and LaDuke, a longtime environmental activist and the executive director of Honor the Earth, is fed up.

"This is a disaster for the environment, civil rights and the government," she says.  "The least the governor could do is issue a stay.

"We would like the dogs called off. Enbridge wants to push this through before the pandemic is over and in the middle of winter. And that's wrong."

University of Minnesota/Cooking for Wellness

The University of Minnesota has been offering cooking classes for staff and faculty for several years now, but the combination of the pandemic (and mastery of teaching online) and an increasingly diverse workforce got Robin Schrow thinking.

Tom Kasper. Used with permission.

Tom Kasper's mid-life crisis involves vegetables.

After considering himself a flower gardener (since he was seven years old), he realized that he wanted to do something in the most straightforward way possible to let people in our community know they're cared about.

This year, that meant over a ton (2200 lbs) of fresh food donated to the Damiano Center ... and now he's scheming how to produce more and better for next year.

High Water Marks
High Water Marks

I’ll be honest - this wasn’t the record I was expecting in 2020.

If you’re new to the High Water Marks, the group was created in 2003 by Hilarie Sidney (co-founder and ex-drummer of the Apples in Stereo) and her husband Per Ole Bratset. Before Ecstasy Rhymes, the group has released two studio albums, 2004’s Songs About The Ocean, and 2007’s Polar. 

Duluth Art Institute/Blair Treuer

We perhaps spend more time staring at screens than we did last year at this time, but there's more to enjoy than just work and school stuff.

Copyright JR Kelsey. Used with permission.

Thaw during the day ... freeze overnight.

Welcome to "normal November." 

In other news, once upon a time, says Larry Weber (and Laura Erickson), say, 30 years ago or so,  evening grosbeaks were common Northland visitors.

And then ... they were gone.

The good news is, they're starting to come back.

Cameron Venti/Unsplash

Lee Stuart, CHUM's executive director, is locked down at home with COVID-19.

And yesterday, she had to send out an email saying that CHUM had had its first positive confirmed COVID-19 case in the shelter.

But when you talk with her, she's (perhaps) surprisingly upbeat.

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For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Minnesota is showing up as a hotspot.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, we're hearing about hospitals being overwhelmed with patients and no beds available.

Chances are the two or three wolves who wandered over the ice from Minnesota or Canada to Isle Royale 60-some years ago were just looking for something to eat.

It's not likely they knew they and the moose that would make up their primary diet would become the subjects of decades of research.  And chances are they didn't realize that by becoming the lone predator on an island with essentially one prey species, they were creating the perfect "laboratory."

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