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Paddle Minnesota

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Host Jim Gallagher covers canoe culture, people, adventurers, and crafters in Minnesota.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Host Jim Gallagher covers canoe culture, people, adventurers, and crafters in Minnesota.


31 Pieces

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Producer Jim Gallagher looks back on a season of canoe travel and shares a story of a close call in the Alaskan wild.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
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Producer Jim Gallagher shares tales of close calls in the wild from guide & artist Barbara Allen and singer/songwriter Susan Grace.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:57
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Alex Comb of Stewart River Boatworks about his nearly 4 decades of building and repairing boats and canoes near t...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:05
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Amy and Dave Freeman about their new book “A Year in the Wilderness – Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters”. ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 10:02
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with master woodworker John Beltman about the Susan Skiff boat building courses he’ll be teaching coming up in late Se...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 08:15
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On Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher reflects on the role water plays in connecting him to the remote places he visits and to where he lives.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:39
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Jim Gallagher talks with Minnesota author, musician,and canoe guide Doug Wood about his new book "Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir".

  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 11:43
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Jim Gallagher talks with Jay Gustafson about his dream to improve Minnesota's lakes and rivers and to paddle all 4,500 miles of Minnesota's water t...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 11:17
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Jim Gallagher talks with Viet Nam veteran and author Jim Crigler about his mission to paddle the length of the Mississippi River to honor Gold Star...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 12:02
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Jim Gallagher talks with master woodworker John Beltman about his paddle carving class coming up at the Forest History Center and making paddles wi...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 08:46
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Jim Gallagher talks with four people that paddle vintage wood canoes - keeping afloat families, friendships, and a way of travel.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 11:47
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Jim Gallagher talks with fellow paddlers and Minnesota authors, Sue Leaf, Mark Neuzil, and Mary (the Kayak Lady) Shideler, about what they are read...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 09:03
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Jim Gallagher talks to canoe historian and journalism professor Mark Neuzil about the role the canoe once played in bringing couples together.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 03:53
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Jim Gallagher talks with University of St. Thomas professor of journalism Mark Neuzil. Mark is the co-author of the book "Canoes - A Natural Histo...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 13:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim Gallagher talks with expert paddler and wilderness guide Sue Plankis about her wooden canoes, Canadian style paddling, and some upcoming wilder...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 10:44
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Jim Gallagher talks with Brainerd resident Barry Christenson about the Minnesota Wooden Canoe Heritage Association and his fleet of vintage wooden...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 11:13
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Jim Gallagher talks with Dan Cooke of Cooke Custom Sewing about making quality outdoor gear here in Minnesota for more than 30 years.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:31
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Jim Gallagher talks with canoe racer and race organizer Mark Walter. Mark and Jim discuss the results of the Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival and the ...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 09:13
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Jim Gallagher talks with master birch bark canoe builder Erik Simula. Erik is leading a community birch bark canoe building project at the Ely Fol...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:33
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Jim Gallagher talks with BSU outdoor program director Mark Morrissey about his favorite paddling experience on the river, and his concerns for the ...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 12:14