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4 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
Poems in Progress: River-green Sandbar
The Missouri River is one of the most prominent features of Yankton, SD--the home of RadioYankton. Here is a poem which contemplates laying on the river's water and floating away. RadioYankton is a production of Foos House Cottage Industries. Foos House is an attempt by the Foos family to live a life close to home and earth. Want to know more? Here's the website: www.fooshouse.com.
3 minutes | Dec 3, 2017
Poems in Progress: Seeing Pencil Marks Inside an Old Wall
Have you ever found something old lying around or dug up an old object in your yard? These encounters can bring us into an uncanny connection with the past. In this installment of Poems in Progress, Jordan reads a poem about an encounter with some old pencil marks. RadioYankton is a production of Foos House Cottage Industries. Foos House is our (Jordan and Rebecca Foos) attempt to live a community and economic life that is tied closely to our place. Keep track of all our projects at fooshouse.com.
4 minutes | Nov 25, 2017
Poems in Progress: Wrinkles
Our skin carries our stories. This week, Jordan reads a poem he wrote about our wrinkles. Poems in Progress is a weekly segment produced by Foos House Cottage Industries. Explore all the different Foos House projects at www.fooshouse.com.
55 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Jolene Steffen: On the Farm With a Paintbrush
Jolene Steffen, a native of northeast Nebraska, has been making art since she lost her crayons inside her leg cast at the age of 2 1/2. Over the past 20-plus years, Jolene has made a name for herself, capturing the life and landscape of the prairie from her farm-stead painting studio. Listen as Jordan chats with Jolene about the early days of her art, about the painting process, and about the state of art in the Yankton area.
29 minutes | Aug 3, 2017
RadioYankton Audio Story: A Roadtrip
For this episode of RadioYankton, Jordan takes his microphone on the road, capturing the sounds of a family road trip. Consider, along with Jordan, how travel can help us better understand our homes--help us plant deeper roots. What is tourism? Is home where the heart is? How can we feel connected to the world while still being firmly planted in our place? Listen and wonder. RadioYankton will be back to regular form in three weeks, offering up another conversation with a Yankton-area local.
59 minutes | Jul 13, 2017
Amy and Jesse Bailey: Joy and Service in Yankton
When one has an interaction with Amy and Jesse Bailey, you can't help but feel that you've been touched by joy. Last spring, Jordan chatted with Amy and Jesse about their upbringings, about their passion for serving the Yankton community and the less fortunate, and about how they hope Yankton will develop into the future. Take a listen to a conversation that is full of laughs and insights into a life-giving Yankton couple.
38 minutes | Jun 22, 2017
Jim and Marilyn Nyberg: A Life in Music
Jim and Marilyn Nyberg, longtime residents of Yankton, SD, have built a life infused with music. Listen as Jordan chats with them about the early days, about the impact of music on their lives, and about the state of music in Yankton. You'll even get to hear Jim and Marilyn play piano in duet. Jordan chatted with Jim and Marilyn at their historic home in Yankton.
59 minutes | Jun 1, 2017
Ben Hanten: Yankton and Our Shifting World
Update: Since our conversation this past spring, a few things have changed. Ben is now brewing beer, again, under the title of Ben's Brewing Company, Ben and his wife have had a second child, and Jake Hoffner is now the mayor of Yankton, not Charlie Gross. Ben Hanten is, likely, best known as the founder and owner of Ben's Brewing Company in Yankton, SD. But, there's more to Ben than just being the guy behind the bar. In this episode of RadioYankton, we learn about the important influences in Ben's life, about his winding path through the entrepreneurial world, and what things he thinks will help Yankton thrive as a healthy community.
2 minutes | May 17, 2017
Introducing RadioYankton, the podcast aimed at building a sense of local knowledge, culture, and rootedness for Yankton residents and those who love the Yankton community. Jordan Foos will be having conversations with interesting and enlightening people from Yankton, SD, learning more about these people's lives and picking their brains about their areas of expertise and their interests. Listen to the introductory episode to learn more, and subscribe to RadioYankton on iTunes, Stitcher, or many other places where you can find podcasts. Theme music: "Puzzle Pieces" by Lee Rosevere
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