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Resounds: Arts And Culture On The High Plains
Every Second and Fourth Monday At 6:30 PM

Resounds: Arts and Culture on the High Plains features interviews with individuals and organizations creating art in its myriad forms throughout our listening area. Hosts Anna Paige and Corby Skinner bring listeners access to the creators who live in our communities and who tell our stories through their art.

Latest Episodes
  • Robert K. Elder is the author of 15 books; including The Best Films You’ve Never Seen, Conversations with Ken Kesey, and The Mixtape of my Life. His work has appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, The Boston Globe, and The Paris Review. He is the chief digital officer for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the founder of Odd Hours Media. Originally from Billings, Robert now lives and writes in Chicago.
  • The mission of the Stillwater Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the rich history, art and culture of the Stillwater County area, through the Museum of the Beartooths.
  • Another summer of COVID precautions prevented Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana from opening for a season of classical music concerts and sculpture tours. However, the Art Center did decide to take reservations for hiking and biking. The entire 2021 summer season sold out within a couple of days of being announced. (Hiking and bicycling tours are free of charge but require advance reservations.)
  • "I'm just a guitarist trying to make a living in Billings, Montana,” states a very modest musician, Alex Nauman. If you’d ask any musician in the state however, Alex Nauman is considered one of the finest and most versatile guitarists in Montana and Wyoming.Alex is a regular player throughout the Rocky Mountain Gig circuit and a member of a long list of eclectic music groups including his own Alex Nauman Trio. He plays everything from straight-ahead Jazz, Bop, Funk, R&B, Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop, Big-Band Swing, Acoustic Bluegrass, Avant Garde Experimental music, and even a little country. Nauman is the founder of the Big Sky Gypsy Jazz Festival and lead guitarist for the Rimrock Hot Club.
  • What happens when members of an American religion, one built in the nineteenth century on personal prophecy and land proprietorship, assert possession over public land with guns and a certainty that God wants them to go to war? A new book by Betsy Gaines Quammen, American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God, and Public Lands in the West, explores an incendiary land-use war launched from Bunkerville, Nevada, by a man named Cliven Bundy and his large Mormon family.
  • Marc Beaudin is a poet, theater artist, naturalist, book-seller, and self-described “Ulysses-junkie, jazz-head, social anarchist, and vagabondaoist,” who currently resides in Livingston. He is the author of two books of poetry, Life List: Poems released in 2020, and the collection The Moon Cracks Open as well as several poetry chapbooks and plays, the novel A Handful of Dust and the hiking memoir, Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals.
  • Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, who performs as Supaman, has been called one of the most influential indigenous hip hop artists worldwide. In this episode of Resounds, the Apsáalooke musician, poet, and dancer discusses his newest album, Medicine Bundle, and his excitement to return to live performance after a year being grounded due to COVID.
  • Resounds is paying tribute to Neltje, an artist, writer, philanthropist, and a dear friend we had the pleasure of interviewing in 2017.At age 86, the artist known simply by her first name leaves a legacy of artistic goodness following her death on April 30, 2021 at her ranch in Banner, Wyoming. Her contributions to the region’s artistic world are immense, including the founding of Jentle Foundation, a writing and artistic retreat set at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains.
  • Sean Lynch is owner of the Pub Station, a live music venue and events center in downtown Billings, co-owned with wife Ann Kosempa. The venue, situated in a renovated Greyhound Bus Station, opened in November 2014. Since then, they’ve brought thousands of bands into Billings, from country to rock, big names to no names. In 2017 expanded the venue to two stages with a capacity of 800 people.Lynch estimates the venue brought upwards of $24 million annually into the Billings economy and attracted more than 55,000 people to downtown for live music or private events.
  • This is the second of a two-part series on the Roosevelt Center and the many artists who have come it call it home.