We speak with Steve Kemper, author of A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa, the story of near-forgotten explorer Heinrich Barth. The book has been praised by Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe, among others. Steve Kemper is also the author of Code Name Ginger (about the Segway), which was selected for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers award, and he has written for many national publications, including Smithsonian and National Geographic.
Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve was a remarkable woman who left a legacy in Minnesota. A newborn Charlotte arrived here in 1819, when her father landed with the Fifth Infantry to construct Fort Snelling. Spending her formative years at remote military posts instilled in Charlotte a love of the flag, and throughout her life she exemplified strong patriotism and an altruistic nature. She raised a large family, and after the Civil War, founded Bethany Home—a safe-haven for “fallen” girls and women. Charlotte served tirelessly as the president of Bethany Home for more than twenty years, often taking unpopular stands in support of those she called her “girls.” Despite her sometimes controversial opinions, Charlotte was a beloved and respected member of the community throughout her long life. This MinneCulture documentary was produced by Bobbie Scott, with production assistance by Nancy Sartor. Special thanks to Sabrina Crews, Lisa Day, Ron Grogg, Christine and Jeff Nordin, and the Historic Fort Snelling Fife and Drum Corps.
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Interview with Elbert Batica from the Samjok-o Legacy Martial Arts Center in St. Paul. Mr. Batica opened a martial arts school in St. Paul recently and discussed how he got into the martial arts and how he balances family, work, and martial arts. He also provided details on his martial arts school’s philosophy and teachings.
Join host Paul Riedner on a musical journey from a soldier’s perspective on the battlefield, on deployment, and returning home with songs that address issues surrounding war: corporate profiteering, often apathetic American public, modern propaganda, self and group censorship, divisive politics and institutional corruption.