Arts & Culture
Adolph Ojard grew up in Knife River, Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. He's the grandson of two Norwegian fishing families, the Ojards and the Torgersons.
Each week a group of parents and their kids head to the Grand Marais Art Colony to participate in the Music Together class offered by local teacher, singer and musician Amanda Hand. In this edit
Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed John Wright, of Celtic-folk-Americana trio Lehto & Wright, to Studio A Jan. 18. He claims it was his first-ever solo performance. In any case, he plays some gorgeous guitar. The trio appeared at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Jan. 19.
Ann Possis visited with Washburn, Wisc., musician and artist Marlin Ledin Jan. 18 about his project to record the ice sounds of Lake Superior, both to preserve them and as an inspiration for his music. The interview includes several segments of those recordings. He was in Grand Marais to speak at North House Folk School the next evening. You can learn more about him, his music, and his field recordings here.
Travis Payer is Nebraska Ho Chunk and Bad River Ojibwe. He has lived in the Minneapolis St. Paul area his whole life and has been a Minneapolis Fire Fighter for 17 years.
Idle No More is a grassroots movement that has recently been sweeping across the country and the world.
The asteroid Apophis was discovered by astronomers in 2004.
The small village of Inukjuak in Nunavut, Canada, has been the site of a lot of media attention in the last few weeks.