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Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. This program will bring interviews, essays, news, and discussions by and about those who travel and recreate on water.
 Randy Carlson  Randy Carlson of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Recreational Sports Outdoor Program talks with Jim Gallagher about surfing the frigid waters of Lake Superior.
 John Keaveny  Jim Gallagher talks with John Keaveny. John was one of the 6 person crew who paddled 5200 miles by canoe from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean this year.
 Andy Jenks  Andy Jenks of the Univ of Minnesota discusses the types of satellite locator beacons for outdoor enthusiasts.
 Amy Freeman  Jim Gallagher, talks with Ely resident Amy Freeman about her life as a backcountry guide.  Amy and her husband Dave were named National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2014. 
River Boots In this essay, Paddle Minnesota producer Jim Gallagher reflects on the inevitability and consequences of leaky boots.
Randy Carlson
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 Randy Carlson of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Recreational Sports Outdoor Program talks with Jim about paddling courses, learning to paddle, and his background in paddle sports.
Kim McCluskey  Paddle Minnesota with Jim Gallagher talks with Kim McCluskey about paddling trips to tropical destinations. Kim runs Adventure Sherpas in Ely, Mn.
Mark Schultz  Mark talks about his 2015 publication Making a Ripple  - the 2x4 Canoe  - a guide book for building a 14 foot canoe and carrying trailer.
Leslie Stoltz
Naturalist/guide Leslie Stoltz talks about her 30 years in the guiding business.
Headwaters Canoe Club
Harvey Tjader and Jack Gustafson reflect on 25 years of club paddles with Jim Gallagher on Paddle Minn.
Rob Kesselring
Jim Rob Kesselring talks about his guided canoe trips down the Rio Grande River in South Texas coming up in February.  More info here.
Lisa Ronald - Wilderness Act of 1964 
Jim Gallagher interviews Lisa Ronald of the Wilderness Institute in Missoula, MT about the Wilderness Act of 1964.

Mike Peake 
Mike Peake talks with Jim Gallagher. He's been publishing the Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing, Che-Mun for the past 30 years.
Dave Freeman-Petition Canoe 
Dave and Amy Freeman talk about their 2000 mile journey from Ely to Wash,DC to deliver a signed petition against sulfide mining.
Visit to get more information on Dave and Amy's expedition
Paul Shurke 
Minnesota paddler, Paul Shurke reports on his trip to the Brazilian Amazon.
Mike Forbes and Jim Gallagher 
Minnesota paddlers, Mike Forbes recounts a trip to the BWCA. Jim Gallagher shares his story of a trip to Victoria Island.
Pat Welle and Dave Nelson 
Wilderness trip accounts by Minnesota paddlers. Pat Welle's story of a trip to the BWCA. Dave and Josie Nelson describe their trip in Alaska.
Kim Young and Peter Marshall 
This month a new series. Wilderness trip accounts by Minnesota paddlers in their own voices. Kim describes her recent Quetico trip and Peter talks of his canoe trip to Labrador.
Jeff Poenix 
This month an interview
Jeff Poenix about his goal to paddle the lakes of the Chippewa National Forest.
Doris Kolodji 
An interview with Doris Kolodji about canoe camping with kids.  Her first BWCAW canoe trip was when she was 13 in 1972. Doris has trained hundreds of girls and women to be competent and confident in wilderness travel.

Erik Wrede 
Jim talks with Erik Wrede, the coordinator for Minnesota's State Water Trails system. You can find more info about Minn State Water Trails here.
  Bear Paulson 
This month an interview with Bear Paulson, general manager of Northstar Canoe Works in Princeton, Mn. Bear has spent more than two years of his life paddling a canoe - a year of that he has paddled completely alone. Bear talks about his experiences as a solo paddler, his 2012 trip in northern Saskatchewan, and the workshop he teaches on solo travel.
   J.Bourquin Part-1 - Jim interviews Ely area resident Jeanne Bourquin at North House Folk School in Grand Marais about her life as a canoe builder.

J.Bourquin Part-2 - Jim continues his interview with Jeanne Bourquin. Jeanne also asked Jim what he learned in her canoe class at North House Folk School. Jim reflects on his work on the old canoe in his basement.
  Feb 2014 program 
This month an interview with writer and paddler Brian Johnston on his upcoming book On Top of a Boulder: Notes from Tyrrell's Cairn.
  Jan 2014 program 
This month features: info about an upcoming course on wood/canvas canoe repair at North House Folk School, in Grand Marais. More with Pete Marshall about his current film project Labrador Passage.  Carl Seemann reading from his wilderness journal "Just Being There".
  Jim talks with Pete Marshall  Pete is from St.Louis Park and has completed many cross country extreme canoe expeditions.







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