Culture & Community News

Minnesota cartoonists are profiled in this two-part documentary about the Twin Cities’ vibrant doodle community.

PART I, MON, AUG 23 @ 7:30PM:

Will Dinski, illustrator of the graphic novel, Fingerprints

Steve Stwalley, creator of Soapy the Chicken; founder of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy

Sarah Morean, coordinator of Twin Cities Zinefest and Minneapolis Indie Expo


Hear from Minnesota filmmakers, Barbara Weiner (Ida’s Story, Mar. 20) and Teresa Konechne (Woven From The Land,Mar. 27) who’s films screen at the Walker Art Center’s annual Women With Vision FIlm Festival. Plus: Twin Cities economic activists update on opposing Gov.Pawlenty’s massive social cuts at the State Capitol. On Catalsyt, Friday,Mar.19,11am, hosted by Lydia Howell

The AMPERS web site has over 1,000 stories, featuring some of the most creative, passionate, and talented Minnesotans you know—and may not know—gathered from all over the state. Join web site manager Todd Melby as he visits Pam Without Boundaries: Monday morning, 11am, to share some of those stories.

On Friday, January 29th at 11am on KFAI’s Catalyst:catalyst, two guests talk about the push to END Minnesota’s Moratorium on new nuclear power plants: LISA LEDWIDGE of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research’s (IEER) working on their plan to be Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for Minnesota’s Energy Policy (by 2050) and KEN PENTEL, longtime environmental activist, founder of the

Gia Vitali from Minnesotans United for All Families will talk about defeating the marriage amendment & equal rights for same sex couples in MN, a young filmmaker interviews LGBT teens, Shades of Yellow celebrates New Year and current LGBT issues are highlight’s of this Fresh Fruit show on Thursday, March 29 at 7pm.

Gia Vitali, Research and Communication

Tune in Thursday, November 20th at 7:30 pm as Dixie Treichel and John Townsend welcome Miss Richfield 1981 and Noel Raymond on Fresh Fruit:node/89, where they will talk about their upcoming shows.

Miss Richfield 1981, performer
It’s A Coo Coo Christmas
Nov 28-Dec 14, 2008
Illusion Theater:

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Tune in Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 as Fresh Fruit:node/89 welcomes MJ Kroll, Joel Sass, Leah Cooper, Jake Yuzna.

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Thursday, April 2nd, Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Robert Bly joins the Write on Radio crew to talk about an upcoming conference on—Robert Bly!—April 16-19 at the University of Minnesota. It includes a keynote by Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. More information is available at

The Listening Lounge:node/72 sets sail in search of the White Whale.

Remember a time when you were bursting with energy, curiosity, and creativity? When your body felt strong and flexible, free of any aches and pains?