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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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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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 John Davey. He's made music across the Midwest, from Indiana to Tennessee and currently, the wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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This time on the Bonifas Arts Update, we look at exhibits and classes for the month of March 2021. You'll hear about it with Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth in conversation with two guests from the Bonifas: Sue Roll (Special Events) and Staci Berg (Education Coordinator).


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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 the inaugural edition of The Local Spin, we feature Alex Watanen, also known as Gerko. He's a rapper, poet and punk rock musician from Michigan, who's been making noise throughout the Midwest for over a decade.

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This time on the Bonifas Arts Update, we're talking about February and March 2021, with a blend of socially distanced and in-person events. Hear about it all in conversation with Sue Roll, Special Events at the Bonifas:


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From author talks to a look at what's happening in the night sky, Peter White Public Library has a variety of socially-distanced events in the month of February 2021.

Marty Achatz is the Adult Programming Coordinator at Peter White, and he spoke with Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth about events such as a virtual author/poet talk with W. Todd Kaneko, and a series called Women in Science that features Dr. Jane (Wankmiller) Harris, Director of NMU's Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST). Hear about these events and more in an interview with Marty and Kurt:


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"Great Decisions" is America's largest and oldest foreign policy discussion group. Peter White Public Library is holding their own version of the discussion group, where participants can read up on topics and discuss at a local level. The Great Decisions Briefing Book will be available, along with a knowledgeable speaker or video presentation; following that, participants can submit an opinion ballot to be shared with government officials and decision makers.

Marty Achatz, Adult Program Coordinator, and Dory Shaffer, Reference Librarian, speak with Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth about the upcoming program, and how residents of the Upper Great Lakes can get involved:


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The month of January celebrates two special dates: the life and civil rights movements of Martin Luther King Jr Monday, January 18th, and the next American Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden Wednesday, January 20th. These days (and more) have inspired new events at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette, MI.

We hear more about these January event in a conversation with Marty Achatz, the Adult Programming Coordinator of the Peter White:


Find out more about events at Peter White Public Library at their Facebook page or their website.

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