Northern Arts & Culture

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.

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Superior Arts Youth Theater is a year-round arts organization that seeks to empower young people by providing educational, performance, and technical theater opportunities. During the time of Covid-19 and social distancing, they've pivoted to alternative programming, one of which is an animation series, voiced by the young actors from SAY Theater. These animations premiere online; you can follow SAYT on Facebook for updates and visit saytheater.org for more information.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke about the animation series with  Superior Arts Youth Theater's Executive Director, Jalina McClain, as well as Esme, a student voice-actress from Houghton. 


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Jason Schneider is the guest artist of the month at Zero Degrees Gallery for April 2021. He is an Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at Northern Michigan University, and works in the medium of laminated corrugated cardboard to make furniture and art. He also is a woodturner and teaches courses on woodturning and wood bending at NMU.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Marc Himes and Jason Schneider about his art, teaching, and how they come together in what you can see at the gallery.

Hear the conversation below:


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April is National Poetry Month, and Peter White Public Library is celebrating with a month-long list of events which draw from the poetic talent of the Upper Great Lakes. They also feature regular monthly events,  and to learn more about what's on offer for April 2021, we spoke with Marty Achatz, Adult Programming Coordinator at Peter White.


Build Up Michigan

All children grow and develop at different rates. But, most will reach several key milestones between the ages of 3 and 5. Preschoolers not meeting milestones or struggling to learn may need additional help to prepare for kindergarten. That's where Build Up Michigan can help.

Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth spoke with parent Lindsay Nyberg, who lives in Houghton with her family. Lindsay spoke with Kurt to tell us ways Build Up Michigan is helping her son Elliott prepare for kindergarten.

Hear the conversation below:


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The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we feature the collaboration between Jollygood (Luke Arquette) and Patrick Booth on their new EP, "Floe."

Build Up Michigan

All children grow and develop at different rates. But, most will reach several key milestones between the ages of 3 and 5. Preschoolers not meeting milestones or struggling to learn may need additional help to prepare for kindergarten. That's where Build Up Michigan can help.

Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth spoke with parent Amanda Klein, who lives in Hancock with her family. Amanda spoke with Kurt to tell us ways Build Up Michigan is helping her 4-year-old son Leo prepare for kindergarten.

Hear the conversation below:


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The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

Kurt Hauswirth

The Local Spin is part of the new music discovery program The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth, where we feature local musicians on Public Radio 90!

On this edition of The Local Spin, we feature Daniel Truckey. He's been making music from the shores of Lake Superior for quite some time, but says sometimes his music sounds like it's from other places as well.

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Tim Trombley is the guest artist of the month at Zero Degrees Gallery for March 2021. He is a local landscape photographer in the Upper Peninsula, who primarily captures wide landscape, but his display at Zero Degrees is more than that.

Tim spoke with Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth about his gallery at Zero Degrees, his photographic process and why he loves capturing images in the Upper Peninsula. Hear the conversation at the link below:


Build Up Michigan

All children grow and develop at different rates. But, most will reach several key milestones between the ages of 3 and 5. Preschoolers not meeting milestones or struggling to learn may need additional help to prepare for kindergarten. That's where Build Up Michigan can help.

Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Mary Beth Coyne, an occupational therapist for the Marquette-Alger RESA. She spoke with Kurt about the importance of developmental milestones and special education supports available to preschoolers in our region.

Hear the conversation below:


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