Arts & Culture

Built in the 1890s, the Kirkbride state hospital in Fergus Falls has had a controversial past. Despite being listed on the state’s historical registry, it had been slated for demolition. Recently the Fergus Falls city council agreed to allow a developer from Georgia to convert the vacant treatment center into a $41-million-dollar facility, featuring apartments, a hotel, a gym, and restaurants.

KFAI producer Susan Gray presents Second Chances: The Story of Fergus Falls State Hospital, and explores the history of this rural institution.

Death, Dying and Desert

Most of us, says Susan Lieberman, believe we will die. We just don’t expect it to happen in our lifetimes. This conversation invites us to consider what steps we can take while we are healthy to avoid stress and anxiety, both for ourselves and those we love, when life approaches its end.

Admitting to the reality of death, at least long enough to be aware of the different ways we can deal with dying, turns out to be good for our health.

Music Host Engineer: Cory Washington
News Host: Terry Carter
Producer: Siobhan Kierans

Stories of suspense and mystery. From Icebox Radio Theater in International Falls, MN, and from Imagination X. A pair of stories from the North Woods of Minnesota, one of a haunted truck route, and one of a house in the woods. And a scary bit from The Firesign Theatre.

Renee Johnson Burnett and Tony Johnson host an hour long tribute to their late father Dennis with music and stories.

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