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Common Ground 710 – Lee “Bone” Sherseth and Erika Hagberg Embroidery

In this 2 segment episode listen as Lee “Bone” Sherseth sings the blues across Northern MN, then join Erika Hagberg of Trommald, MN as she “paints” portraits with embroidery threads. This episode of Lakeland Public Television’s Common Ground has two segments: First...

Common Ground 709 – Teacher’s Tea and Hazel Dell Library

Come to a historic schoolhouse for Teacher’s Tea to meet those who taught students of an early era, then visit the rural Hazel Dell Library in Leader, MN. In this two segment episode join Dorothy Lindquist & June Brutscher for Teacher’s Tea at a historic school located at the...

Common Ground 708 – Luthier Bob Wenzel of Warroad

Luthier Bob Wenzel of Warroad, MN teaches a father and son to build their own guitars. Enter Bob Wenzel’s shop with a father and son who come together to learn the art of building guitars. Bob has built guitars in the Warroad area for many years and enjoys passing on the skills...

Common Ground 707 – Identifying Trees of Northern Minnesota

Retired Ecology and Biology teacher Robert Knudson teaches us to identify the common deciduous trees of Northern Minnesota by their leaves. Biology & Ecology teacher Rob Knudson comes out of retirement to take us for a walk in the woods, showing us how to identify the common...

Common Ground 706 – Shannon Murray Records Folk-Punk Album

Singer-songwriter Shannon Murray performs on her guitar a variety of historical songs from the labor movement at Bemidji State University, highlighting the contributions of brave women like Mother Jones & Lucy Parsons. Then come into Bemidji’s Supple Studios as she and...

Common Ground 705 – Historic Clearbrook Depot

The late Randy Berger takes us on a tour of his adolescent home, the historic Clearbrook Depot where his father, Russell Berger was the Depot Agent in 1961. Randy Berger passed away late in the summer of 2015. Earlier that spring he gave a tour of his childhood home, The Historic...

Common Ground 704 – Native Art Picker

Kevin Mahto, a native man of the Fort Yates, Standing Rock Indian Reservation scours pawn shops to recover Native Art for exhibits.  Poetry by Jamison Mahto. Kevin Mahto visits Ideal Pawn in Bemidji, to recover Native Art that otherwise would not be seen. He sells art works as...

Common Ground 703 – Turtle River Days & Record Store Day

Visit the 10th Annual Turtle River Days celebrating music & Gary Burger’s studio. Then peruse collections of vinyl at Northern Community Radio’s Record Store Day. A day of live music performed by dozens on a volunteer-made-stage, a parade with a plush turtle ridden by a...

Common Ground 702 – Peasants with Torches

Tom Page of Cohasset prepares paintings of artists and Musicians for a 2014 multi-media event in Grand Rapids, MN, Peasants with Torches. Music by Sam Miltich. Artist Tom Page (his sculptures featured in the season 5 Common Ground premiere) brings together musicians from our...

Common Ground 701 – Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

Meet key players of The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, learn its history and become immersed in a dress rehearsal of Mozart’s Requiem. In this Season 7 premiere episode meet Conductor Beverly Everett, Concertmaster Melanie Hanson, Executive Director MaryAnne Wilimek, board member...

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