Arts & Culture Interviews

Hosts Hans Ahlstrom and Kurt Hauswirth discuss what is happening in the area regarding arts, music and cultural events in and around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

*Link to submit arts & culture features via voice memos/recorders here*

Murphy portrays the adult Fath

Rastall is one of 43 writers in the UP Book Tour anthology, The Way North, and participated in this summer's UP Book Tour.

Superior Broadway

Aug 14, 2013

Timothy Grams and Paige Graham explain the concept of this revue, and note the participants involved in the production, which runs tonight through Friday at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets are available by calling (906) 227-7625 (ROCK).

An interview with Keith Taylor

Aug 13, 2013

Keith Taylor tells Stan Wight about his experiences with this year's U.P. Book Tour, along with a discussion about his work as a poet, author and educator.

Public Radio 90's Stan Wright talks with Sue Harrison and Beverly Matherne, who both have short stories in an anthology of U.P. writers' works called "The Way UP North." They'll be reading their work along with many other authors at appearances tonight at 7 p.m. in the Butler Theater in Ishpeming, and tomorrow night at the Negaunee Public Library.

Club Indigo presents "Anatomy of a Murder"

Aug 5, 2013

Club Indigo's Joe Kirkish and Public Radio 90's Stan Wright talk about this U.P. Classic--Anatomy of a Murder--showing this Friday night at Calumet Theatre, and preceded by a buffet of indigenousness foods representing the area's rich culinary history. Buffet reservations can be made in advance by calling (906) 337-2610.

The Annual Ishpeming Renaissance Festival

Aug 2, 2013

Tina Brandle talks with Wright about this annual community event in Ishpeming, which occurs Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lake Bancroft Park. More info is available online at

An interview with author Bonnie Jo Campbell

Aug 1, 2013

  Bonnie Jo  Campbell talks with Public Radio 90's Stan Wright about her work and her involvement in this year's 4th annual U.P. Book Tour.

"Honk Jr." returns to Lake Superior Theatre

Jul 31, 2013

Public Radio 90's Stan Wright talks with the productions' director, Maure Embly, and two members of the cast about this new production of "Honk, Jr."  The shows run August 1-4 and August 7-10 at the Boathouse Theatre in Marquette's Lower Harbor Park. Tickets are available by calling (906) 227-R-O-C-K.

An interview with author Steve Hamilton

Jul 30, 2013

Author Steve Hamilton has come out with the tenth novel featuring Alex McKnight, a retired Detroit policeman, who is coaxed back to his old stomping grounds from his home in the U.P. community of Paradise.