Arts & Culture
Vladimir Yarish, an award-winning basket maker from Russia, has worked with birch bark for more than 24 years. He teaches all over the U.S., including at North House Folk School here in Grand Marais. He joined Dick in studio July 24 to talk about his craft and tell a few stories about Russia, traveling, and teaching.
Musician Ben Weaver is riding his bicycle around Lake Superior to engage people along the route in conversation about the state of our fresh water. He's performing his music at many stops along the way. He spoke with Dick, and played a few tunes, during a July 24 stopover in Grand Marais. As Ben says in this interview, "Why do we have to choose between jobs and fresh water?" You can learn more about Ben and his project here.
Chapter 18: Ocean Crossing
(Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns on Flickr)
Marlais Olmstead Brand, a Lakeville writer and wilderness educator, has written a new book, "The Hungry Coast: Fables from the North Shore of Minnesota." It's illustrated with woodcuts from Grand Marais native Noah Prinsen. Marlais spoke with Dave TerSteeg July 17 about the book and what inspired her writing. You can learn more about Marlais and her work here.
The Valley Fresh Buskers Festival is back in Thunder Bay this weekend.
WTIP wrapped up our “Feelin’ Groovy” membership drive at noon on Monday, July 13, and we have a lot of people to thank for helping us meet, and exceed our goal of $30,000.
“Moon Over Buffalo” is a comic play set in Buffalo, New York, in the 1950s and will open July 16 as part of the Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Festival. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson
Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar (from left, Becky Shaheen, Laura Lou, and Joey Shaheen) dropped by the station during membership drive to chat, laugh, and play some great original music.
"I Love You, You're Perfect! Now Change!" is a musical production opening Friday, July 17, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.