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Creativity Queue

Apr 13, 2014

This week, we’re getting creative. Not with macaroni pictures and Papier-mâché, but with some of the most talented minds in the Twin Cities that breaking the mould in their creative fields of work. Katie Bolin talks to a musician that separating himself from the crowd, Parker Lemke finds out what it takes to be a craftsman and Nathan Gerdes discovers the origins of a genre. Host Matt Curtis talks with Radio K Traffic Director Jio Nocon about the Weekly Release Spotlight, "Dissed and Dismissed" by Tony Molina.

Creativity Queue


Creativity Queue




Katie Bolin (1:45)

You may have heard of Botzy from going to see his shows somewhere in Minneapolis or from the cover of, where he was recently a top 5 finalist in their “Are You Local” contest. But he’s not just a performer. Producer Katie Bolin caught up with Botzy to discuss a creative project that sets him apart from the rest of the music industry. 

Parker Lemke (8:00)

This weekend, the American Craft Council held a major event, celebrating for three days all things handmade at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Culture Queue Reporter Parker Lemke visited Joel Nichols, an artist featured in this year’s show, to learn how his custom furniture and home accessory business has fared as part of the Twin Cities thriving crafts market.

Nathan Gerdes (20:30)

The word “shoegaze” has become such a common descriptor that it’s easy to forget that it refers to a distinct genre unto itself. Music Reporter Nathan Gerdes explores the importance and history of The Scene that Celebrates Itself.

Weekly Release Spotlight (15:45)

Tony Molina written by Jio Nocon.