Arts & Culture
The Borealis Chorale & Orchestra performs a Christmas concert each year.
Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison & vocalist Roxann Berglund joined Buck & Dick in Studio A Dec. 20 for a delightful session of chat, laughter, and music. You'll eventually learn how to roast a chestnut along the way, too...
Acclaimed photographer Layne Kennedy talks photography in general & his newest book, "Light over Iceland"-
Buck chatted recently with internationally-known photographer & North House instructor Layne Kennedy, who's just out with "Light over Iceland: Photography at 66 Degrees North." They talked about Layne's philosophy on photography, how shooting pictures has changed with the switch from film to digital, and lots more. You can see a preview of his new book at http://www.blurb.com/books/4759092-light-over-iceland
Bill Clayton is resource manager and archaeologist at the Grand Portage National Monument.
Buck spoke recently with Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News reporter and author of "Pilgrim's Wilderness." Billed as "Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter," it's the true story of a modern-day family with a cult-leader-like patriarch who moves to a remote area of the Alaskan wilderness. Named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year for 2013.
Michael Schumacher, author of 12 books on Great Lakes shipwrecks and lighthouses, joined Dick Nov. 29 to discuss his latest, "November's Fury: The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913." The four-day storm damaged or sank dozens of boats and killed more than 250 sailors. Could it happen that way again today?
Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe writer and poet Heid Erdrich has just completed a recipe book and memoir titled "Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest" (Mi
Chicago filmmaker George Desort spend a total of 80 nights on Isle Royale NP in 2011, traveling solo with his camera equipment, food & gear in his kayak. Dick spoke with George Nov. 22 about his adventure and the resulting film, "Fifty Lakes One Island," which was shown at North House Folk School that weekend. To see a special video clip just for WTIP listeners, click on the link above, then click on the logo in the upper left corner of the home page. Enter the word cookies when you get the password box.
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated with indigenous Australians, still in widespread use both in Australia and all over the world. Local musician Brian Bennett brought two of his instruments to Studio A to talk with Buck & Dick about how the instrument and the music is made, and played a few tunes.