Arts & Culture
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.
Nov. 10 was the 38th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, with all 29 lives aboard lost. Frederick Stonehouse, maritime historian and author of more than 30 books, joined Dick Nov. 8 to talk about all things Big Lake & big storm.
Did you know there are 30 million deer in America today, 100 times more than a century ago? On the eve of deer opener, Buck talked with Al Cambronne, author of "Deerland," about the significant impact the deer has had on our environment, the huge hunting industry, and much more.
Buck and Dick welcomed acclaimed bluegrass musician Jim VanCleve to Studio A Nov. 1 for great conversation and a few tunes. Jim and his band were in town for the Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort. Incredible fiddle music!
Buck, Dick & Ann welcomed local band Critter du Jour to Studio A during the recent "All Welcome" membership drive. Ken McMillan, guitar; Barb LaVigne, flute; Tom VanCleve, accordion & fiddle; and Susan Maijala; percussion, made lovely music and lots of laughs.
Dick chatted with Norwegian author Vidar Sundstol, whose award-winning crime novel, "The Land of Dreams," was just translated into English. The book is set here on the North Shore, and features people and places of our region. Sundstol lived here for a few years while his wife worked for the forest service.