Arts & Culture

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Beryl Singleton Bissell on her new North Shore memoir, "A View of the Lake"

Ann Possis spoke July 6 with Beryl Singleton Bissell, author of a new memoir, "A View of the Lake," about what inspires and draws her to Lake Superior.


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Joe Paulik brings lovely guitar sound to Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed local singer-songwriter Joe Paulik July 6 for chat and music during North Shore Sights & Sounds membership drive edition of The Roadhouse.


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Local author Bob Olson & his new Gunflint Trail memoir, "Two Bucks and a Can of Gas"

Buck chatted July 6 with Bob Olson, author of "Two Bucks and a Can of Gas," about his new memoir of his adventures as a young man visiting the Gunflint Trail in an old Model A pickup truck.


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Norwegian photojournalists seek stories from Norwegian-Americans for documentary film

Bob chatted June 29 with Kristian Balsrod, Katinka Hustad, and Anton Ligaarden, young Norwegian photojournalists visiting Cook County. They're making a documentary about the Norwegian culture that lives on in Norwegian-Americans along the North Shore. Learn what they're up to and hear some great Sven & Ole jokes, too.


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History Speaks: Isle Royale National Park

In this extended edition of History Speaks, we take a closer look at the creation of Isle Royale National Park and its effect on the people and culture of the island.


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Leah Thomas plays in honor of National Accordion Awareness Month

Local accordion player & singer Leah Thomas joined Buck and Bob at the Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School June 22 for music, laughter, and yes, more than a few accordion jokes.


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Craftsman Douglas Brooks on traditional Japanese boat building techniques

Vermont boat builder Douglas Brooks joined Bob during the June 22 live broadcast from the 15th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. He was a featured speaker on techniques, design secrets, and the apprenticeship process involved in traditional Japanese boat building. 


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Anishinaabe Way: Jim Denomie

This segment of Anishinaabe Way features Lac Courte Oreilles Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie. He discusses his approach to painting and the use of historical themes in his work, as well as what inspires him. Jim was recently awarded a McKnight Artist Fellowship for 2012/13.


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Playing for Change founder Mark Johnson on project to bring people everywhere together through music

Bob had an inspiring conversation June 15 with Mark Johnson, Grammy-award winning sound engineer and award-winning filmmaker, about Playing for Change, the multimedia movement he founded to connect and bring peace to the world through music. "Stand by Me," featuring Roger Ridley of Santa Monica, started the project. You can see and hear this performance, and many more, here. The second annual Playing for Change Day happens all over the world Sept. 22.


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Moments in Time: Gladys & Anna

Anna Speck and Gladys Dockan are sisters; Everson sisters. They grew up on a farm on Maple Hill just outside of Grand Marais, where music was a part of everyday life.