What Area Newcomers Need To Know, And Lucy Kaplansky Teams Up With Old Friend Shawn Colvin

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Heard On Simply Superior
Newcomers are increasing moving to the greater Twin Ports as the region’s reputation as the nation’s climate change haven grows. Right: Lucy Kaplansky, courtesy Lucy Kaplansky.

Authoritative voices ranging from The New York Times to Harvard University. have called the Twin Ports the nation’s climate change refuge, and newcomers to the region from across the country are heeding that call. But are resources in place to help them navigate their new homes?

Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Aubrey Hagen is working on providing that help, noting that at least 50% of the participants in the Chamber’s young professional section are transplants to the region. Also advising newcomers is Jenna Galegher of Bayfield’s Windseeker Realty, a past president of Lake Superior Area Realtors Association. They and soon-to-arrive newcomer Sara Crow and recent transplant Yauhen Karatai join “Simply Superior” host Robin Washington to talk about getting acclimated to the climate refuge on Friday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m.

Also: Speaking of transplants, Chicago-bred folk singer Lucy Kaplansky moved to New York just after high school, sharing the Big Apple’s 1980s music scene with talents including a then-unknown Shawn Colvin. Their collaboration led to Kaplansky singing backup on Colvin’s hit “Steady On,” and now, Colvin returns the favor on Kaplansky’s “Old Friends.” Kaplansky joins Washington to share her music and career (including as a clinical psychologist) ahead of her Nov. 8 performance at The West Theatre in Duluth.

Episode Credits

  • Robin Washington Host
  • Robin Washington Producer
  • Robin Washington Interviewer
  • Jenna Galegher Guest
  • Yauhen Karatai Guest
  • Lucy Kaplansky Guest
  • Aubrey Hagen Guest
  • Sara Crow Guest