Thursday morning show

On Thursday March 22nd there's a conference open to the general public at Itasca Community College.  It's from 9-3 and it's called "Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Era". 

Earlier this week we talked with one of the presenters, Julie Ethan from Better Angels - a nonprofit in the Twin Cities that has a mission to depolarize America. 

Minnesota is a hockey state and there's a lot to talk about.  Whether it' s the 218 boys or girls hockey teams or the professional teams or the beginning of the Olympics,  there is excitement there, especially if you listen to Dan Anderson from Hockey House in Brainerd. 

Once a month we get to check in with Film and Pop Culture Professor Jack Nachbar.  He hosts a classic movie series at the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork, MN.  Bigfork has a population of 446 people and the community and visitors are treated to not only a film, but a cartoon from the same year.

Senator Tina Smith joined us on Making Sausage this week to talk about her transition to Washington DC, imported steel and the importance of rural broadband. 

Islamic Resource Group (IRG) is doing talks in northern MN about the Muslim experience.  They will be in Brainerd this Saturday January 13th at 6pm at Central Lakes College with a talk called "Islam and Muslims:  Beyond Stereotypes".  John Emery from IRG was back on the air with us this morning to tell us more. 

IRG is available to speak to your school, civic or faith community groups.  Their mission is to build bridges through education.    Go to to find out more.