Arts & Culture

Making the trek

Magnetic North: Polar Bearing-up

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where Mother Nature showed her Mommy Dearest face to us through the holidays and beyond.
 


Winter

Gus' Wild Side: An Abrupt Ending to Fall Yields Instant Winter

Winter debuts by dumping three feet of snow at once.   Once again we are reminded of why it never pays to procrastinate.   


Michael Monroe. Photo by Jim Branderberg

Michael Monroe stops in for his annual holiday performance on The Roadhouse

Cook County singer/songwriter Michael Monroe visited Studio A Dec. 27 for what has become a holiday tradition of music and conversation. Learn about Michael's latest projects, his Log Cabin Concerts, and the great press coverage he's been receiving.


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"Out on a Limb" author Ben Kilham on observing & living with black bears

Buck spoke Dec. 27 with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to that of Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he's learned over nearly 20 years of studying and living with bears.  The fact that he struggles with dyslexia makes him uniquely skilled in thinking visually while observing these animals.


Barry Oshry

Bringing Out the Best of Ourselves: Part 1

What does it take to create partnerships in our community?


Bill Beckstrand (Miles Drake)

2013 Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concert

The Borealis Chorale & Orchestra performs a Christmas concert each year.


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Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund make holiday music for your listening pleasure

Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison & vocalist Roxann Berglund joined Buck & Dick in Studio A Dec. 20 for a delightful session of chat, laughter, and music. You'll eventually learn how to roast a chestnut along the way, too...


Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Magnetic North: All hail the Wooly Bear

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where my faith in the wooly bear caterpillar has turned to rock solid belief.
 


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Acclaimed photographer Layne Kennedy talks photography in general & his newest book, "Light over Iceland"

Buck chatted recently with internationally-known photographer & North House instructor Layne Kennedy, who's just out with "Light over Iceland: Photography at 66 Degrees North." They talked about Layne's philosophy on photography, how shooting pictures has changed with the switch from film to digital, and lots more. You can see a preview of his new book at http://www.blurb.com/books/4759092-light-over-iceland