Arts/Music Interviews


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


Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, one of the authors included in the anothology 'And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017.' She reads her poem "Before Leaving" from the anthology and also talks about her own book, What We Keep, from which she reads "Walking with My Unborn Daughter."

She'll be appearing at the Munising Public Library today at 1pm, then she'll be at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising at 3pm, and tonight at 6pm she'll be at the Negaunee City Library in Negaunee.


Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Ron Riekki, editor of the new anthology "And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017." We began with his work with the publishers and the main idea behind the book.

Book signings and readings scheduled including:

Wednesday, 8/16 - 1pm - Munising Public Library feat. contributors Eric Gadzinski, Kathleen M Heideman, L.E. Kimball, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, Jillena Rose, and M. Bartley Seigel

Hans Ahlstrom Superior String Alliance Executive Director about the SSA Camp for string players and the concert tour by camp faculty beginning next week.

For more information on the camp and the concert tour, visit the Superior String Alliance website

TaMaMa Dance Company

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Maggie Barch and Marissa Marquardson of TaMaMa and Maria Formolo about the upcoming performance of "Double Doors of the Horizon - Visions of Light & Dance"

The performance is Monday (6/26) at 7:30pm at the Forest Roberts Theatre. Tickets are available at the door or at the Second Skin Shop on Third Street. For more information, visit their Facebook page

Radio On

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Russ Thorburn and Dylan Trost of “Radio On” about the upcoming concert- “Radio On presents: Coffee with Levon” Music and Poetry with Russell Thorburn and friends at the Peter White Public Library (Friday, 6/16). 

Hans Ahlstrom speaks with Dan Truckey, one of the organizers of the benefit concert "50 Years Ago Today: A Sgt. Pepper's Tribute."

The concert, to benefit the MAPS music programs, takes place Thursday, June 8th, at 7:30pm at Kaufman Auditorium. Tickets are available through all NMU EZ ticket outlets.

Club Indigo - Children of Heaven

Apr 13, 2017

This month's dinner & a movie offering from Club Indigo is the 1997 Iranian film 'Children of Heaven.' Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Joe Kirkish about the film and the dinner buffet Friday night.

Public Radio 90's Kurt Hauswirth speaks with trumpeter Chase Sanborn, this year's special guest at the 2017 NMU Jazz Festival , and NMU Jazz Director Dr. Mark Flaherty about the NMU Jazz Festival.

Olympus Piano Trio NMU Residency/Concerts

Mar 31, 2017

The Olympus Piano Trio is a classical music performance group that has taken residency here at Northern Michigan University this week.  They joined us in the studio during Morning Classics to discuss the residency and their concerts from all across campus this week.

Northern Michigan University's Music Department Head Dr. Robert Engelhart joined us in the studio during Morning Classics to discuss the upcoming residency of the Olympus Piano Trio and their schedule of events and performances.

The Olympus Piano Trio performs throughout the campus of Northern Michigan University this week, ending with a concert at Reynolds Recital Hall on Friday, March 31st at 7:30pm.  For more information, please go to