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Not Quite American: Bill Holm 00:26:52 11/28/1990
Minnesota's most famous writer Bill Holm, takes us through his home town, his philosophy, and insights into his writing and his adventures abroad.

Amiri Baraka: The Power Of The Word 00:56:40 10/12/2008
Black Arts poet Amiri Baraka reads from his work, & discusses writing, politics & the Black experience with author Alexs Pate.

Prized Writers: Children's Tales 00:26:40 12/18/2009
Award-winning authors David LaRochelle and Alison McGhee discuss the challenges of writing for children. With the Friends of the St. Paul Libraries.

Nest Of Singing Birds 00:28:37 08/08/1980
While this isn't New York, Poets and poetry have thrived in the Midwest. This is the story of a few of them.

Literature And Life: The Givens Collection 00:56:39 02/07/1998
Slave narratives, scripts, renaissance writing and black power prose, these are just a few of the stories found in the Archie Given's Sr. Collection at the University of Minnesota. A collection of...

Ishmael Reed: The Power Of The Word 00:56:40 03/14/2010
Author and poet Ishmael Reed reads his work and discusses writing with author Alexs Pate; with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.

First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language 00:56:40 11/01/2010
A language is lost every fourteen days. One of those endangered tongues is Minnesota’s own Ojibwe language. Now a new generation of Ojibwe scholars and educators are racing against time to save the...

Jackson & Komunyakaa: Power Of The Word 00:56:40 06/12/2011
Poets Gary Jackson and Yusef Komunyakaa read and discuss their work; co-produced with the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.

Almanac : "Ask a Somali" 00:03:13 07/08/2011
That's the name of a new weekly blog on Twin Cities Daily Planet. Writer Ifrah Jimale talked with David Gillette about what inspired her to write the online column.

Almanac : A Peculiar Imbalance 00:06:49 04/13/2007
That's the name of a new book by Bill Green. You may know Bill as the Superintendent of Schools in Minneapolis. But another passion in Bill's life is Minnesota's 19th-century civil rights history and...

Almanac : A Piece of Minn Post 00:06:13 11/09/2007
Minnpost.com launched this week. Get a sneak peek at a Minn Post story on author Jon Hassler. Writer Dave Wood is our guest.

Wyld Ryce : A Poet in Blue Earth 00:17:00 01/24/1979
In an attempt at bringing poets to the classroom throughout the state, the children of Blue Earth help older residents recall past memories by creating poems about their lives.

Portrait : Alaska 00:06:41 05/29/1991
Natalie Kusz talks about what led her family to Alaska and the disfiguring attack she suffered from a sled dog during the first winter.

NewsNight Minnesota : Alice Walker 00:03:49 04/24/2001
Extended sounds from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Color Purple," Alice Walker during her speaking engagement at the College of St. Catherine.

Almanac : And the Newbery Winner Is... 00:04:56 02/06/2004
Minnesotan Kate DiCamillo recently won our nation's top kiddie lit prize with her novel "The Tale of Despereaux." Kate joins us at the table for her third Almanac visit.

Almanac : Author Chat with Peter Geye 00:05:44 10/01/2010
Peter has just published his first novel. Cathy Wurzer will ask him all about it as part of her occasional conversations with authors.

Almanac : Beyond the Sports Huddle 00:06:19 09/19/2008
Dave Mona has been in the thick of the Minnesota sports scene for forty years. And now he's written a book about it.

Almanac : Campaign Notebook 00:05:50 09/29/2006
Check out Mary's notebook this week for the world according to local political blogs. Remember to go to our "Minnesota Speaks" page (look for the button on this page) to stream or download Mary's...

Portrait : Carol Bly 00:26:30 06/17/1991
Carol Bly argues that true art is moral and seems to improve life. She believes that the ethical issues of our time are too important to be left to the politicians. She's a teacher, lectures and...

Nighttimes Magazine : Carolyn Forche 00:12:57 12/08/1983
Poet Carolyn Forche shares her work and her life in El Salvador.

Portrait : Changing Perceptions 00:03:24 05/29/1991
Natalie Kusz discusses how the accident and subsequent surgeries affected her family and their dealings with other people.

Almanac : Chatting about Books 00:05:17 04/15/2011
Malcolm O'Hagan wants to create a museum dedicated to American Writers. He talks about this dream with Cathy Wurzer in our real leather comfy chairs.

Almanac : Christmas: A Candid History 00:06:16 12/21/2007
It's a new book about the holiday's roots by Minneapolis author Bruce David Forbes. By day, Forbes teaches religion at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

Almanac : E-Democracy 00:04:39 10/13/2006
We're going to e-chat at the Almanac e-table with e-democracy guest Steven Clift. Steven Clift is currently running an online Gubernatorial Debate on the e-democracy website. Check it out at:...

Portrait : Early Motherhood 00:03:58 05/29/1991
After becoming pregnant at 16, Natalie Kusz decided to become a teenage parent - the day before her daughter was born.