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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.

  • Volume 3 of the I Am Montana: Student Reflections on Identity and Place, a poetry anthology, was published recently. We asked Billings Career Center teacher Wanda Morales, and student poets Hannah Usher, Nolan Leonard, and Karmen Joki into the studio to discuss the process of creative writing and creating a poetry anthology. Each of the students also read some of the work.
  • Livingston resident Tom Murphy is a talented naturalist and photographer who has traveled the United States presenting the wonders of nature captured in photographic slide shows.His latest book, Birds: Masters of the Air, Land & Water, published by Crystal Creek Press in Livingston, features decades of Tom’s photography of birds from around the world.
  • Josh Quick is the author of Montana Quick Facts, released in 2019, and Yellowstone Quick Facts, released in 2021. His books are collections of lesser-known truths of Montana and one-sentence tidbits about the nation’s first National Park, paired with Quick’s whimsical illustrations.
  • Kenneth Jarecke is a world-renowned photojournalist based in Joliet, Montana. His work has taken him to over 80 countries and nine Olympic games. He is the creator and editor-in-chief of The Curious Society, a nonprofit created for showcasing the work of photojournalists and documentary photography, based out of Montana.Carol Guzy is a former staff photographer for The Washington Post who has received the Pulitzer Prize four times for her work. Her career spans more than three decades and has taken her across the globe, documenting the human spirit across humanitarian crisis, war, famine and natural disasters, political upheavals, and most recently, a dive into nature photography.
  • Wyoming author Craig Johnson’s Daughter of the Morning Star, the 17th novel in Walt Longmire series, was just released in September 2021 and is already New York Times bestseller.The novel focuses on Jaya "Longshot" Long, a star athlete of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team. Jaya is haunted by the disappearance of her older sister, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country.
  • Rafael Aguirre is an internationally acclaimed musician whose deep understanding of music, dazzling virtuosity, and immensely diverse repertoire has taken him to 37 countries. He has an extensive repertoire, with more than 30 concertos for guitar and orchestra and made his debut with an American orchestra with the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale in October 2021.That concert was under the baton of François López-Ferrer, a guest conductor that joined the Billings Symphony as part of their salute to extraordinary places featuring music by Spanish composers, including Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the most famous melodies of classical music. François is the associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
  • David Heska Wanbli Weiden has been hailed as a major new voice in crime fiction, indigenous fiction, and American literature. Erika T. Wurth is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  • 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.
  • On this episode of Field Days, commercial beekeeper Todd Larson's son Ben, a longtime employee, harvests honey from hives just west of Laurel.