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KSRQ

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Description

KSRQ is Pioneer 90.1, a college-owned, community-focused broadcaster serving Northwest Minnesota and the greater Grand Forks, ND region. Pioneer 90.1 originates from the Center for New Media at Northland Community & Technical College in Thief River Falls. The station features a blend of Americana music, locally-produced specialty programs (The Saturday Morning Barndance, The Root Cellar, Basement Rock), and programming from the Association of Minnesota Public and Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS). 

Pieces

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Jim tells of many aspects of Christmas, including the history of Santa Claus, helping those less fortunate, traditions of Christmas, the Christmas ...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:01
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John Ireland was born in Ireland and immigrated to Minnesota in 1852. He was ordained a priest and was responsible for building many Catholic schoo...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:19
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The Root Cellar: Rivers & Rice

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 15:41
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Betty Crocker is a Minnesota icon. The ficticious homemaker is now 85 years old and continues to give us tips and recipes for quality food preparat...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 15:57
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With the onset of the Civil War, a voluntary infantry was started. Minnesota ranked as a state with one of the highest enlistment rates. The infant...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 16:01
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Jim talks about how three African-Americans from Duluth were lynched. Some are surprised to learn that Minnesota had a very active KKK. Duluth was ...

  • Added: May 12, 2010
  • Length: 17:32
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Jim speaks about the Strandlies' trip to Spain, Italy and Greece. Also in the show -- Minnesota's Famous Wrestlers: Vern Gagne was a profesional wr...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 14:32
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Cass Gilbert was responsible for designing the Minnesota capital building. Jim tells of Gilbert's architectural talents.Also in the Show: Robert Gi...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 12:37
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Glaciers moved through what is now Minnesota over 10,000 years ago. The glaciers left an interesting landscape that dominates our physical environm...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 15:32
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Jim tells of how local and international trade in Grand Portage, MN contributed to the state's history. Grand Portage is located on the north shor...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 17:07
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Greyhound Bus Lines got its start in Hibbing, Minnesota in 1914. It remains today an inexpensive and convenient way to travel. Also in the show: We...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 17:51
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Hazelton Recovery Center started out in a small farm house in Center City, Minnesota. It's now an international provider of addiction treatment. It...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 09:15
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The Guthrie Theater first opened in 1963 in Minneapolis. Jim tells how it got started, the unique construction, and how it brought the national art...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 16:42
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Jeffers Petroglyphs is where Minnesota history begins. More than 2,000 rock carvings were made about 5,000 years ago in the southwestern part of th...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 14:47
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Jim tells of the history of 4-H, an international organization that has influenced thousands of Minnesota youth with the life skills programs it of...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 16:46
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Hunting is a favorite pasttime of many Minnesotans. In the early 1900's, "market hunting" resulted in hunters wrecklessly shooting ducks to ship t...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 16:26
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Sankta Lucia is an Italian saint that gave to the poor. When there was a famine in Sweden, Santka Lucia gave food to the poor farmers. The traditio...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 17:24
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Jim speaks of his and Jan's travels to Michigan and how people are actually "surfing" the waves of Lake Superior. Another trip took the couple to T...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 19:54
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In 1927, Charles Lindberg flew over the Atlantic from New York to Paris, making him Minnesota's first 20th century international celebrity. Also in...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 16:44
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Is there really a Santa Claus and what does he have to do with Christmas? Virgina Handlin wrote to the New York Sun many years ago asking the truth...

  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 10:03