Simply Superior, March 6th, 2020

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Soloist Diona Johnson and conductor Josh Aerie rehearse a section from William Grant Still’s oratorio, “And They Lynched Him on a Tree,” at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth this week. The work, along with Still’s Second Symphony and the premiere of “We Three Kings” by Duluth composer Rudy Perrault will be performed as the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Concert on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. at St. Scholastica ‘s Mitchell Auditorium. Aerie, Perrault and concert organizer Julia Cheng sat down with Simply Superior host Robin Washington to discuss the music and the history behind it.


WPR’s Dean Kallenbach hosts a legislative update with Democratic State Senator Janet Bewley of Mason, who represents Northwest Wisconsin’s 25th District, and Republican Representative Romaine Quinn of Rice Lake, who represents Assembly District 75.

Reporter Brooks Johnson of the Minnesota Star Tribune’s “North Report” covering the Twin Ports joins Robin Washington to discuss Superior’s fair housing report detailing patterns of racial segregation in the city, as well as a rental housing boom in Duluth’s up-and-coming Craft District in Lincoln Park that threatens to displace longtime residents.

Episode Credits

  • Robin Washington Host

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