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.
October 3, 2016 —
August 4, 2016 — Ojibwe author, poet, playwright Jim Northrup died Monday night due to complications from cancer. He was 73. A traditional fire has been started at his residence in Sawyer. All are welcome to visit in order to pay their respects. Jim's son, Matthew Northrup, joined us to talk about his father. And, what it was like being raised by Jim, who was known and quoted as being a tough man.
July 19, 2016 — Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup is dying, but he's OK 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.
June 22, 2016 —
May 17, 2016 — Louise Erdrich's fifteenth novel opens with a brutal tragedy: A man shoots and kills his best friend's five-year-old son in a hunting accident.The law holds no one at fault, but the man and his wife can't escape the weight of the death. They do the only thing that seems right to them: They give their own son, LaRose, to the bereaved couple: "Our son will be your son now."
January 8, 2016 — A discussion about the future of theater. Four of the longstanding Twin Cities theaters have new artistic directors and this hour they talk about the challenges they face in bringing plays to the small number of adults who want to attend live theater.
October 23, 2015 — And now a story of friendship between two southeast Asian playwrights based in the Twin Cities. The women, one Lao and one Hmong, have been friends for years. But they recently decided to team up on a production for the first time. Their play will be performed at Penumbra Theater in St. Paul at the end of the month. It explores their heritage and the connections that define them and their families.
September 30, 2015 — The one man show "Rodney King" opens tomorrow night at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. A black man, Rodney King was beaten brutally by four Los Angeles policeman in 1991; their acquittal sparked riots in the area. Three years ago, King drowned in his backyard swimming pool - alcohol and multiple drugs were found in his system. Writer and performer Roger Guenveur Smith told MPR's Marianne Combs he was compelled to create the show because he felt a personal loss when King died, even though he'd never met the man.
September 21, 2015 —