Podcast Tuesdays with Mara 2013-2014

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12.23.2014 Mo Regalado

Marketing and Promotions Specialist Mo Regalado is the guest this week talking about as much as she can…all with a smile on her face!


NWMAC Executive Director Mara is interviewed by Mark Allan from AM 1230 KTRF in Thief River Falls.  A lot of information on this one…well worth the time to listen.

12.16.2014 Mara Hanel

Executive Director Mara Hanel talks about the Regional Arts Councils, including the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council!  It’s been a while since Mara and Ron have had a chance to get talk, so a lot of information will be dispensed!

12.09.2014 Faye Auchenpaugh

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Board Member Faye Auchenpaugh is this week’s guest.  Find out about Faye, why she got involved in the arts and how she ended up back in Thief River Falls!

12.02.2014 Jennifer Patterson

Jennifer Patterson talks with Rom this week.  Jennifer lives in Alvarado and makes jewelry based on quilt patterns and travels the United States selling her polymer clay jewelry.  www.quiltedinclay.com


This week features exiting interviews with Betsy Saurdiff’s Art Students from Grygla!  Listen in…

11.18.2014 Jenee Provance

Jenee Provance is this weeks featured guest.  She talks with Rom about her past experiences and what is happening at Warroad Summer Theatre, including their latest play, Miracle on Christmas Lake II.

11.03.2014 Daylyn Kainz and Benji Wilebski

On this weeks episode, Rom talks with two high school students from Goodridge/Grygla.  11th graders, Daylyn Kainz and Benji Wilebski talk about their art, their influences and what they plan on doing in the future!

10.28.2014 Mara

This week Mara joins Rom on Pioneer 90.1!  They catch up on what’s going on…and what’s happening in the future!  Listen in…

10.21.2014 Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson is the featured guest this week on Pioneer 90.1 with Rom.  Janet is from Williams, Mn but now makes her home in Mahlung, Mn just south of Roseau.  Janet talks about her art influences and more!  Listen in!

10.14.2014 Bruce D Flaig

Bruce D. Flaig of Fertile, Minnesota is this weeks guest on NWMAC’s Tuesdays with Mara brought to you in conjunction with Pioneer 90.1!  Bruce is a Minnesota Native and has lived ALL over the world!  Tune in on how he hones his craft!

10.07.2014 Jeffrey Galle

Rom of Pioneer 90.1 talks with Jeffrey Galle from Warroad Summer Theatre about their exciting upcoming year, their 35th Anniversary and they’re looking for directors!  You could be one!  Listen in…

09.30.2014 Betsy Saurdiff

Artist Betsy Saurdiff is not just an artist, she’s also a teacher!  Listen to what inspires her as she and Rom talk on this weeks edition of Tuesdays with Mara.

09.23.2014 KayDell Super

Rom interviews KayDell Super of Middle River and the Middle River Community Theater’s production of Mind Over Matt and Goosefest happenings this weekend.

09.16.2014 Therese Masters-Jacobson

Rom’s guest for this week is our very own Therese Masters-Jacobson.  She talks traveling art, River Walk Artists and stepping out of the “art” box!  Listen in!

09.09.2014 Mara Hanel

Mara Hanel, NWMAC Executive Director is on the line with Rom…they discuss the latest grant deadlines, projects and more on this weeks edition of Tuesdays with Mara.

09.02.14 Chris Lane

Chris Lane, NWMAC’s featured artist at River Walk Artists Gallery this month talks with Rom about who he is and what he does!  Great interview!  Listen in!

08.19.14 Kim Hruba

Kim Hruba from www.redshoeswriting.com visits with Rom this week and discusses her work and the writers retreat she’s organizing for the Lake of the Woods area!  Listen in!

08.12.14 Brett Lysne

On this week’s edition, Rom speaks with Brett Lysne of Moorhead.  Brett is a pen and ink artist and his work is being featured at the River Walk Artists Gallery for the NWMAC.

08.05.14 Candace Osborn

Rom talks with Northwest Minnesota Arts Council featured artist, Candace Osborn of Ada.  Candace will be showcasing her “felted wool” art pieces at River Walk Artists Gallery through the  month of August.

07.29.14 Mara Hanel

Mara Hanel, Executive Director for NWMAC joins Rom to talk about what is happening with the Arts Council, an upcoming arts grant deadline and more!

07.24.2014 Barb Geer

Barb Geer once again chats with Rom Ogaard about the Steel Magnolia’s play!  It’s pretty entertaining!

07.15.2014 Trey Everett

Rom’s guest is Trey Everett of Crookston.  Trey is an author, an artist, pastor and family man.  He is the featured artist of the month at River Walk Artists Gallery.  Learn more about him and what he does!

07.08.2014 Monique Arnesen

Rom talks with Monique Arnesen of Warroad.  She is directing Little Shop of Horrors with Warroad Summer Theatre!  Learn more about her and the production.

07.01.2014 Mara Hanel

Rom talk with Mara Hanel, Executive Director of NWMAC about what is happening at the Arts Council this summer.

06.23.2014 Gretchen Weinrich

Rom talks with Gretchen Weinrich, director of The Fantastiks!, a theater production put on by the Thief River Falls Community Arts Council!  The last night of production is June 25, 2014 at 7pm at Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls Campus.

06.17.2014 Karlee Westrem

Rom talks with special guest, Karlee Westrem from East Grand Forks about her very first gallery show at River Walk Artist Gallery!  Karlee is a recent high school graduate and has big plans for the future.  Listen in!

06.10.2014 Jessica Pribula

Rom talks with special guest, Jessica Pribula, an upcoming artist out of the East Grand Forks, Minnesota area.  She was selected as the Northwest Minnesota Artist of the Year!

06.03.2014 Mara Hanel

Mara Hanel and Rom talk the latest events and news going on with Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

05.20.2014 Barb Geer

Rom and Barb Geer talk Forever Plaid! A two part interview!  Whew!

Part 1 Barb Geer Forever Plaid
Part 2 Barb Geer Forever Plaid

05.13.2014 Shelley Grove

Rom talks with Shelley Grove with Warroad Summer Theatre about the new Love, Sex, and the IRS, their newest play!

05.06.2014 Mo Regalado

Rom and Mo discuss the winners of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s Spring Art Exhibition, the new featured artist at River Walk Artists’ Gallery in East Grand Forks and Forever Plaid the newest play put on by the Thief River Falls Community Theater Group.

04.28.2014 LaVonne Forsberg

Rom talks with LaVonne Forsberg of Thief River Falls, the Northwest Star Artist of the Year for 2014! She was nominated for her devotion and dedication to the arts.  LaVonne has been a fixture in the arts community in Thief River Falls and Northwest Minnesota and has many works displayed through out the region.  She runs a framing business in Thief River Falls with her husband.

04.22.2014 Kaydell Super

Rom Ogaard and Kaydell Super of Middle River talk about her Arts Advocate of the Year Award she will be receiving this Sunday at the NWMAC Annual Art Exhibit.

04.15.2014 Mara

Don’t let tax day get you down! Mara and Rom discuss the Northwest Minnesota Spring Art Exhibit April 16-27 in Middle River at the American Legion.  A reception will be held on April 27 at 2pm to recognize artists and more!


Mara and Rom discuss what happened at Arts Advocacy Day, the upcoming Art Exhibit in Middle River and the folks who were selected for arts awards.


Mara and Rom Ogaard of Pioneer 90.1FM talk about the latest news happening with Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, who we serve and what we do!

03.18.2014 Ben Johnson

Rom Ogaard of Pioneer 90.1FM talks with Director Ben Johnson of Warroad Summer Theater about his production Greater Tuna.


Mara and Rom discuss all the exciting things going on at NWMAC including 2014 Art Exhibit entries, grants and more!

03.04.2014 Lynne King

Regional Artist Lynne King of Alvarado talks with Rom about her artistic medium, photography.  She will be a featured artist at the River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks.


Mara talks about the upcoming NWMAC Spring Art Exhibit in Middle River, the new Art Exhibit happening over at River Walk Artists Gallery and more!

02.18.2014 Therese Masters Jacobson

Rom interviews Therese Masters Jacobson about what is going on at River Walk Artist Gallery in East Grand Forks.


Mark and Mara discuss the latest happenings at Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

02.04.2014 Loren Younggren

Rom Ogaard and Loren Younggren of Hallock discuss Loren’s passion for photography and his great concept of taking one, really great photo a month.

01.21.2014 Mo Regalado

Rom Ogaard and Mo Regalado discuss grant application deadlines and the website.

01.14.2014 Anthony Diaz

Anthony Diaz talks about how his art impacts his life with Rom this week.  He’s a guitarist from Crookston and has a bright future on the horizon!


Mara and Rom discuss arts grants with deadlines approaching.


Mara and Rom discuss holiday gifts available through NWMAC and the Community Supported Arts Program.

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council interview’s air on a weekly basis on Pioneer 90.1 FM, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, every Tuesday at 3:05 pm.

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