Friday, October 29, 2010

Load Up Your MP3 Player!

Many of the local programs/interviews you hear on KAXE are archived at our website, and we feature some of them in our "Audio Highlights" (just scroll down at on our homepage). Here is what's currently featured; it's a little 'book heavier' than usual, but that isn't automatically a bad thing... check it! From radio theater to jazz vocalists, from wishing for snow to the Al Franken recount, from 130 voice choir to crazy monkeys and cupcakes...

MN Author Peg Meier and "Wishing for a Snow Day"
John and Heidi talk with Minnesota author Peg Meier about hew book "Wishing for a Snow Day," which is a history of childhood in MN. Check out more on the Morning Show page.

Painting With Her Voice: Connie Evingson
You know that saying, "It's not WHAT you said, it's HOW you said it!"? The same thing applies to singing; it's not what you sing, it's how you sing it. Tone, fluctuation, breathing; all of it can change the mood of a lyric. Minneapolis Jazz-vocalist Connie Evingson continues to put that extra something into her voice - giving the lyrics life, meaning and definitely setting the mood. "I've often wished I could be a painter, because I would really like to be able to create visual art. And singing for me is kind of like painting in the sense that you are using texture, you're using color, in a way. Color in the vocal tone - it's an expression." Read More...

Int'l Falls' Icebox Radio Theater goes 'Transcontinental'
Audio drama is alive and well in International Falls. Jeff Adams of Icebox Radio Theater talks about the troupe's history and its upcoming role in the Oct. 31 Transcontinental Terror webcast. Check out more on the Morning Show page.

Swashbucklers Go Public in Bemidji
A secret society of swordsmen revealed their talents and charitable aspirations to their home community of Bemidji at the Swashbucklers' Guild Equinox Duello.Check out more on the Morning Show page.

Interview with the founder and director of VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle, one of Minnesota's most recognized musical entrepreneurs. Founded in 1969 under the name Plymouth Music Series, VocalEssence is recognized internationally for innovative exploration of music for voices and instruments. Each year the organization presents an engaging collection of concerts featuring the 130-voice VocalEssence Chorus and its core group, the 32-voice professional mixed chorus called the Ensemble Singers, along with soloists and instrumentalists. Check out more on the The Arts.
William Kent Krueger and "Vermilion Drift"
What does it take for a critically acclaimed mystery writer to make it to the New York Times bestseller list? MN writer William Kent Krueger thinks it’s serial killers. His latest Cork O’Connor mystery “Vermilion Drift” has to do with a cold case of a serial killer… Hear more book interviews on the RealGoodArchive.

Janet Evanovich and "Wicked Appetite"
Crazy monkeys, cupcakes, gluttony and Salem, Massachusetts all make up Janet Evanovich’s newest series that starts with “Wicked Appetite”. Janet talked to Heidi recently on Realgoodwords and talked about the comic book Uncle Scrooge that inspired her to be a writer. What books inspire you? Hear more book interviews on the RealGoodArchive.

An interview with Minnesota Journalist Jay Weiner, of MinnPost, about his new book, "This Is NOT Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount." Get more stories from Our History.

Big Belching Bog
If a bog belches and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound? That’s the secret and the question behind a new picture book for children called “The Big Belching Bog”. It’s written by Phyllis Root with illustrations by Betsy Bowen from Grand Marais. Get more nature news on the Phenology Page.

Late Fall Harvest
Maggie talked with Joel Rosen at Park Lake Farm in Carlton County about his practices of when/why to harvest his garden.Get more Local Food stories here.

Michael has a fear of the it: infobia. Get more contributions and stories at the Between You and Me page

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