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Steve Downing shares his essay on Northern Community Radio, the Mississippi River Fest and gophers.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 10:02
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A debate about whether Nolan’s Dunkirk whitewashes history is perfectly legitimate but seventy years after India’s Independence isn’t it also time ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack presents Part 2 of the Untold Sto...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:58
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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack presents Part 1 of 2 of the Untol...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 30:01
Caption: The ensemble cast of Monsoon Wedding, Credit: Photo courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair was an unlikely hit in 2001. A movie set in India but not a British Raj nostalgia film. Nor a Passage to spiritual Ind...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Gossip! Backstabbing! Burn Books! Mortified celebrates the 13th anniversary of Mean Girls with stories of tyrannical kids. Featuring an interview D...

  • Added: May 21, 2017
  • Length: 25:27
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It must sting Hindu Americans that Aslan, an Iranian-American often called upon to speak out against stereotyping Islam, seems to be now playing a ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Kolkata Lit Fest promotional poster, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
When I was a little boy I once lost my parents in a busy market in Kolkata. I cannot begin to imagine what it means to be lost for 25 YEARS. Like S...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Was your best friend is a fictional person? Our Unlikely Celebrity Obsession series continues with the story of a boy who wrote letters to an 80's ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2017
  • Length: 19:44
Caption: Carrie Fisher as Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "The Force Awakens", Credit: Lucasfilm
There was much more to Carrie Fisher than Princess Leia. But some things, good, bad or simply pop define us as people, and become placeholders for...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve visits the Edge Center for the Performing Arts in Big Fork, to see Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater and also John Bauer's Exhibit "What's Left:...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:42
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This particular Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is the first in a series of three concerning the Untold Story of Immigration in our area. As ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 28:35
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Steve Downing visits the Edge Center for the Arts, in Bigfork, to see the musical "Annie Jr.", presented by Stages Theatre Company.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 03:51
Caption: Baluji Shrivastav, Credit: Sandip Roy
In India in the 1960s there were few options for a blind child. Blind people often begged in trains and railway platforms singing hymns. But Baluji...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Downing shares his trip to New York City, visiting the Village Vanguard, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Barrow Street Theatre and more. ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:07
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Realgoodwords contributing writer Sasquatch shares his thoughts on Hollywoods search to locate him.

  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:40
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Two friends set out a few years ago to create a fun event; hoping to bring joy to a few people's lives for just a day. The result of their grass ro...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2016
  • Length: 30:47
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A religious father refuses to let his daughter get corrupted by The Love Boat and other 80s pop culture.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2016
  • Length: 20:13
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Produced on the day the legendary singer-songwriter passed away in 2016, music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a tour of some great Guy C...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, Louisville Public Media, KMSU, WMNF and more


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collect...

Bought by KMSU, WTIP, KMXT, WRNC-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 9
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After more than 20 albums (including Live from the Big Top) and more than three decades of performing, this co-founder of the influential indie roo...

Bought by KMXT, KALH, WTIP, WRNC-LP, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:21
  • Purchases: 10
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Breaking up is hard to do, and it's hard to put into appropriate words. Comedian Rosie Wilby seeks a better term for 'ex', and family law barrister...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2016
  • Length: 18:28
Caption: Blackberry Winter Funfest 2016, Credit: Grant Frashier
Grant Frashier visits the Blackberry Winter Funfest in Blackberry, MN.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 08:24
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This year saw the Academy Awards ceremony awash in racial controversy.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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The 2016 US election isn't going away anytime soon, so let's seek refuge in etymology. Consider the linguistically appropriate age of a senator, an...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 36:05