The U of MN Tourism Center conducted a study recently to look at how travel among households with school-aged children is affected when school starts before Labor Day. Ann Possis spoke Aug. 3 with Ingrid Schneider, director of the Center, about the results and what they might mean for tourism and for policy makers considering changing school start dates.
Buck chatted July 20 with Norman Taple, president of Katzman Monument Co., which offers traditional monuments as well as high-tech interactive memorials in their 'virtual storefront' online. They're bringing the memorial business into the Internet age.
Buck chatted with Gunflint Lodge owner Bruce Kerfoot July 6 about their new Towering Pines Canopy Tour zipline, which opened to the public on July 4.
Bokashi: a fermenting process that works like compost, but without the smell...and it breaks down meat, dairy, too-
Damon DeVito is managing director at Affinity Management, a Virginia company that manages golf courses and country clubs. He spoke with Buck June 15 about his company's adoption of the bokashi method for handling food waste. Affinity manages Ferncroft Country Club, the first country club in the U.S. to implement a Zero Food Waste Initiative using the bokashi process. In just a year they've diverted several tons of food from the waste stream, saved money, used the byproducts to fertilize gardens and more.
Garden Fresh Farms grows herbs, lettuce, rainbow trout and more...inside a suburban St. Paul warehouse-
Buck chatted June 8 with Dave Roeser, owner of Garden Fresh Farms, about this innovative farm that uses aquaponics in an urban warehouse setting to produce food in a sustainable manner year-round. Dave and his wife D.J. started the farm in 2010, which was named Ramsey County Family Farm of the Year for 2012.
Sally Nankivell, Scott Harrison and Frank Moe were interviewed on PBS's Almanac North program about tourism in Cook County (Interview starts at about 14:10).
Buck spoke Dec. 30 with David Bedford, apple breeder at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum, about the complex and long (30 years or more) process of developing a new apple variety and bringing it to market. What makes an apple great? Find out here.
In our broadcast area, we sit on one of the biggest resources in the world: Lake Superior.
Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Aaron Hill, a founder of the new Fargo Brewing Co., about their first offering...Wood Chipper IPA. Aaron spoke with us live from the Fargo Beer Fest.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president of MN High Tech Association, talks high tech & the state's economy-
Ann Possis spoke Sept. 30 with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former speaker of the MN House and new president/CEO of the MN High Tech Association, about fostering the state's high tech industry and why it's important to our future.