C'est le 14 juillet! For tonight's program, we celebrate July 14, or Bastille Day, which marks the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789. Louise and Caryl will play the national anthem, la Marseillaise, in several versions. We will also play music of the period and share memories of our experiencess in France on July 14.
Veda Ponikvar is known as “The Iron Lady of Chisholm,” and recognized by the Historical Society as one of Minnesota’s 150 most important people. Born of humble beginnings to Eastern European immigrants on the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota, Veda attended college, served in World War II, and returned to her hometown to start the Chisholm Free Press. She is a life-long advocate for workers, children and the mentally disabled. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt journeyed up north to talk to this 93-year-old icon.