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Every Tuesday, our resident phenologist John Latimer talks to listeners about what he's been noticing in nature.  This week, there is a lot to report.  Spring is here and it's inspiring myriad natural activity! 

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We heard from a lot of keen young phenologists this week!  Reports include sights and sounds of a toad, wood frogs, frosty mornings, and currant leaves, loons, a lesson in trumpeter swans and even a boat race in Virginia that John Latimer was involved in.   These kids are engaged with their outdoors.  Bravo! Minnesota kids are so cool!

We finished up our health care conversation with Chuck Marohn's 4 point plan.  Listen in to find out his ideas and what Aaron Brown thinks of them.   Check out this article on Malcolm Gladwell that Chuck mentions on this episode of Dig Deep. 

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Program 15:  The Road to Kaukauna

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

Wendy Greenberg contributed this essay about Contra dancing and the rewards of sticking your neck out. You can stick your neck out too by submitting your poem, essay or short-short fiction to wordish@kaxe.org. What the world needs now is better words!

Call of the Wild: Matt Breuer mushroom guide

Apr 23, 2017
Milt Lee

Milt Lee talks with Matt Breuer about the path that led him to becoming a wild mushroom guide.  Matt shares some tips on finding, gathering and eating different types of mushrooms.

Boomers

Apr 23, 2017

Volunteer producer Michael Goldberg reached a milestone recently.  When he came of age, what was then called the “generation gap” was something he was proud of.  Now that he’s on the other side of it, he’s not so sure.  This essay was broadcast on his weekly program, Stay Human, Sundays at 10 pm.

TEDx Gull Lake

TEDx events carry the TED mission of ideas worth sharing to communities all across the country.  The TEDx experiences are locally organized and  have inspired "ah-ha moments" in audience members  while making a positive impact on the communities that host them.

Did you hear this year's Mississippi River Festival line-up announced this morning?

Here it is!

Friday, July 14:

Har Mar Superstar

Haley

Saturday, July 15:

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix

ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat

Dawg Yawp

The Lowest Pair

LittleRiddlesBand.com

Solving the question about new music in Minnesota, I talk to Rob Pieh of Little Riddles this week. The band played Duluth and Bemidji recently, and is set to produce a new single complete with video this summer.

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Spoon is back with their 9th album, Hot Thoughts. The albums picks up where their 2014 release, They Want My Soul, left off, with a funkier approach.

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