July 16, 2019 — On this Saturday Midday, Catherine Watson, travel editor for the Star Tribune, discusses various world travel. Topics include Mexico, outdoor experiences, and handicapped travel. Watson also answer listener questions.
December 23, 2016 — When Minneota, Minn., poet, author and musician Bill Holm sat down to write a Christmas letter, he sorted through a lifetime of memories. He was born in 1943 and died in 2009 at the age of 65.Holm put some of these memories in a book he wrote in 1997 called "Faces of Christmas Past."That same year Minnesota Public Radio produced the "Voices of Minnesota" special, with Bill Holm reading from his own book.It also included some music, a Christmas ghost story from Iceland and a little holiday philosophy from Bill Holm.Holm is perhaps best known for "Faces of Christmas Past," "The Music of Failure," "Windows of Brimnes," and "The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth." Though he also wrote many other books."Faces of Christmas Past" was published by the Afton Historical Society Press. The "Voices of Minnesota" series was produced by Dan Olson. Gary Eichten's voice is also heard.
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July 19, 2016 — Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup is dying, but he's okay with it. The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies, several books, plays, and TV shows says he's helped by his traditional life style on the Fond du Lac Reservation - and his sense of humor. Broadcast on All Things Considered.
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May 6, 2013 — Funerals are considered the most elaborate - and important -- of all Hmong ceremonies. And their rituals have remained constant for countless generations. Today, though, many Hmong-Americans are unfamiliar with the time-honored tradition.