Arts & Culture

We speak with National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Philbrick about his new book Bunker Hill. His many books include In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower.

We also talk with James Lenfestey about his new poetry collection Earth in Anger. He is a longtime friend of Write On! Radio, whose many works include The Toothed and Clever World, A Cartload of Scrolls and Saying Grace. He also edited, along with Thomas R. Smith, Robert Bly In This World.

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Music Host / Engineer: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

Preserving Queer Culture: The Tretter Collection
Produced by Dixie Treichel

In the 1970s Minnesotan Jean Tretter started collecting and saving items as a way to help him write and talk about queer history and culture. Thanks to his foresight, passion and dedication the collection has now grown to over 30,000 items from around the world.

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies is located on the University of Minnesota campus in the Elmer Anderson Library for Special Collections. It is an archival library, research facility and museum that is open everyone, including the general public and scholars alike, who want to learn about queer culture both past and present.

The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. It covers all time periods, from a 4,000-year-old phallic statuette from Egypt, up to current editions of GLBT periodicals. Although books are the core of the collection, substantial sections include textiles, glassware, film, music, art works, and three-dimensional objects such as event buttons and furniture. The collection includes unpublished manuscripts, vertical files, and periodicals from all over the world.

The Late Debbie Ford

Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson — New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers — have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face—the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature.

The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up ten minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential

Music Host / Engineer: Cory Washington
News Host: Xan Holston
Producer: Siobhan Kierans

From the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater comes Some People Are Missing on Canal Street, by Steven Oney. A desperate voice on the radio, with a horrifying and unbelievable tale to tell.

Minnesota Drug Laws in Action: Your Tax Dollars at Work

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