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L.A.-based Almighty Dog Entertainment shooting movie on the Range---we talk with the director

Dick Swanson chatted Aug. 23 with L.A. film director Tino Struckmann, who will be shooting an action film (working title: "Sdanka's War") on the Iron Range, North Shore and in Duluth, starting this fall. He visited Minnesota last week scouting locations and doing casting as well. Learn how it all works, and why he thinks northern Minnesota is the perfect place to make a movie.


Marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom

Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. But many other important figures spoke that day as well. Dr. Catherine Squires, professor of commmunications studies at the University of Minnesota, joined Buck recently to talk about the march, including people and messages from the event that are often overlooked.

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

Summer heats up and stays dry

The summer we all wished for is here, but perhaps more than what we had wanted. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christensen about hot and dry.

There's a lot to see in the night sky in late August & early September (Mike Lewinski/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Saturn, Spica & Beehive Cluster in Early Sept.

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.

Marcia Hyatt and Beth Faraone in "Dix Tableau."

GM Playhouse production of "Dix Tableau" on now

The Grand Marais Playhouse production of "Dix Tableau," directed by Susan Kelnberger, opened on Thursday, August 22, and will run through September 1.

Care Partners Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Care Partners of Cook County
Lower level of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Care Partners provides vital support and services to help clients and their families to address the transitions of aging, serious illness, and end of life with safety, dignity, and confidence.

Tune in for the Youth Show Thursdays at 5 P.M

Youth Show: August 22

This week on the youth show, we say goodbye to our longtime host Sterling Anderson before he takes off for college.

Image by h.koppdelaney via Flickr.

Youth Radio Project Interviews Members of the CCHS Cross Country Team.

The cross country season recently started up, so we talked to members of the CCHS cross country team, Roman Schnobrich and Matea Acero, on their practices, the races, and why they run on the team.

Tune in for the Youth Show Thursdays at 5 P.M

Youth Show: August 15

This week on the youth show, we talk to members of the CCHS Cross Country team.


Warren, Minn. patrol car incident still a mystery...could it have met a UFO?

In 1979, a mysterious incident involving a bright light and a Warren patrol car left unexplained damage to the car, a deputy (Val Johnson) with strange injuries but no memory of the event, and no plausible explanation. Marshall County Historical Society vice president Mike Johnson spoke with Buck Aug. 16 about the incident. Thirty-four years later, the car is still the most popular exhibit at the historical society's museum in Warren.

Radio Waves Music Festival


Clean work environment or cluttered one? Research shows each may have its benefits

Prof. Joe Redden of the U of MN Carlson School of Management joined Buck Aug. 16 to talk about a study he co-authored showing that tidy environments may be good for encouraging some behaviors, but chaotic ones may best support others, including enhanced creativity. His research could have implications for work, marketing, and lots more.


New study shows Chinese meditation technique helps smokers reduce tobacco use

Dick Swanson spoke recently with Dr. Yi-Yuan Tang, director of Texas Tech's Neuroimaging Institute, about new research showing that practicing a type of mindfulness meditation known as Integrative Body-Mind Training (IBMT) can help smokers  cut their habit way down. Dr. Tang describes the study and the meditation technique in detail. You can learn more here.

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