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Common Ground 804 – Shaynowishkung

Follow key people involved in Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung Statue committee as they collaborated with living relatives of the great leader and peacemaker Shaynowishkung, “He Who Rattles”. Hear from those who worked to create an aesthetically high quality, culturally sensitive, and...

Common Ground 803 – History of the Clearbrook Depot

In this follow-up episode to season 7’s tour with the late Randy Berger hear from those in the Clearbrook community responsible for saving and the preservation of the Historic Clearbrook Depot. They relate their memories of the railroad, the future of the museum, the significance...

Common Ground 802 – Filmmakers Nik Nerburn & Kristian Berg

In this 2-segment episode visit Nik Nerburn of Bemidji, an experimental documentary filmmaker as he works on a Springboard for the Arts project while staying at the Historic Fergus Falls State Hospital. Then focus with us on Bramble Films Documentary Filmmaker Kristian Berg who...

Common Ground 801 – Artist Mary Pettis and Verse Like Water

In this season 8 premiere 2-segment episode, tour the Jacques Art Center in Aitkin Minnesota to view the expressive realist landscape art of Mary Pettis. Then listen at Brainerd’s Central Lakes College as MacArthur Foundation award winner Professor Terrance Hayes of The...

Common Ground 716 – Writer and Illustrator Michael Lyons and Artist Brad Wegscheid

Visit Michael Lyons’ studio where he writes and illustrates Ojibwe cartoon strips. Then watch as Brad Wegscheid creates the public art mural for Lakeland Public Television’s new Bemidji building! In this season 7 finale watch as Michael Lyons of Bemidji illustrates and writes...

Common Ground 715 – Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Show and Monte Draper

Visit the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt show in Brainerd, Minnesota for a look at beautiful handmade quilts, then come along with Monte Draper as he plants nearly 750,000 trees. Hundreds of talented artists & crafters come together with their quilts in Brainerd for the Pinetree...

Common Ground 714 – Young At Art Exhibit and Musician Amanda Grace

Singer-songwriter Amanda Grace tells of her experience & inspiration writing songs for children and people of all ages. Listen as she performs at Bemidji’s Boys & Girls club. Also, visit an art exhibit in Brainerd where children show their skills in the visual arts to the...

Common Ground 713 – Artist Eileen Kulseth & Author Julia Lee

Teacher & ceramics artist Eileen Kulseth demonstrates utilitarian yet beautiful pottery & Author Julia Lee publishes her first book for young readers! Eileen Kulseth of Crosslake’s The Cottage Place art school demonstrates how to create an aesthetically pleasing but fully...
Common Ground 712: Powwow

Common Ground 712 – Sanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow

Visit Bemidji’s Sanford Center for a look back at the April, 4th 2015 Bemijigamaag PowWow. Hear from local leaders, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht, Leech Lake Chairwoman Carri Jones, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., & former Chairwoman Erma Vizenor about the historical and...

Common Ground 711 – Sculptor Gareth Curtiss’ Chief Bemidji Statue

See world-renown Bronze Sculptor Gareth Curtiss create the new Chief Bemidji statue with Bemidji’s committee & living relatives of the man, Shaynowishkung. Bronze sculptor Gareth Curtiss works closely with Bemidji’s Shaynowishkung statue committee to replace a beloved but...

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