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News and information featuring interviews with prominent newsmakers from Minnesota, across the U.S. and the St. Croix Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hosted by Jim Maher and Gayle Knutson, with technical director Matt Quast.

River Radio Jim Maher & Gayle Knutson

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

News and information featuring interviews with prominent newsmakers from Minnesota, across the U.S. and the St. Croix Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hosted by Jim Maher and Gayle Knutson, with technical director Matt Quast.

    July 12, 2024 – Summer Special – Assessing the Supreme Court

    July 12, 2024 – Summer Special – Assessing the Supreme Court

    Hosts Jim Maher and Gayle Knutson welcome U.S. District Judge John Tunheim for an extended discussion about the just-completed term of the U.S. Supreme Court and its potential ramifications for governance and the country as a whole. They discuss Trump vs. the U.S., expanding Presidential immunity, and cases restricting powers of government agencies, among other topics. Matt Quast is technical director.This Week’s GuestHon. John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota News ...

    • 42 min
    May 4, 2024 – Top summer book reads; planning your summer travel.

    May 4, 2024 – Top summer book reads; planning your summer travel.

    Gayle Knutson talks to Pamela Klinger-Horn of Valley Bookseller with her recommendations for great summer reads (5:00); and Jim Maher talks summer travel with Kyle Potter of Thrifty Traveler (27:00). Also included is an update of local news (48:00), and a salute to all River Radio Season 5 guests (51:00). Matt Quast is technical director.This Week’s GuestsPamela Klinger-Horn, Valley BooksellerKyle Potter, Thrifty TravelerGovernment Links:City of Marine on St. CroixCity of ScandiaMay TownshipW...

    • 56 min
    April 20, 2024 – Amy Hagstrom Miller on the abortion issue; The Valley Chamber Chorale

    April 20, 2024 – Amy Hagstrom Miller on the abortion issue; The Valley Chamber Chorale

    Jim Maher talks to St. Croix Valley native and prominent national pro-choice advocate Amy Hagstrom Miller about politics and health care aspects of the abortion issue (4:30). Gayle Knutson talks about the world of choir music with Daryl Timmer, artistic director of the Valley Chamber Chorale (26:00). Plus an update of local news (48:00). Matt Quast is technical director.This Week’s GuestsAmy Hagstrom Miller, Whole Woman’s HealthDaryl Timmer, Valley Chamber Chorale Government Links:City of Mar...

    • 52 min
    April 6, 2024 - It Really IS All About The River

    April 6, 2024 - It Really IS All About The River

    Gayle Knutson conducts her yearly interview with Greg Seitz, writer and founder of St. Croix 360, about all things St. Croix River (4:30); and Jim Maher speaks with Deb Ryun who will soon be retiring after 15 years as Executive Director of the Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix and Namakagon (26:30). Plus, and update of local news (46:00). Matt Quast is technical director.This Week’s GuestsGreg Seitz, St. Croix 360Deb Ryun, Wild Rivers ConservancyGovernment Links:City of Marine on St. C...

    • 48 min
    March 23, 2024 – A green energy progress report; and growing up in a religious cult

    March 23, 2024 – A green energy progress report; and growing up in a religious cult

    This week on River Radio, Jim Maher speaks with Robinson Meyer, New York Times contributor and executive editor of HeatMap about the state of our green energy transition (4:00); and Gayle Knutson talks with Darcy Becker, who recently left a religious cult after more than 30 years (26:00). Plus, an update on local news (49:00). Matt Quast is technical director.This Week’s GuestsRobinson Meyer, New York Times Contributor/Founding Exec. Editor, HEATMAPDarcy Becker, Former Cult MemberFact sheet a...

    • 53 min
    March 9, 2024 – Today’s Environment for Law Enforcement and The World of Under Told Stories

    March 9, 2024 – Today’s Environment for Law Enforcement and The World of Under Told Stories

    Gayle Knutson talks to Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry about the challenges facing law enforcement and his thoughts on the recent tragic events that took the lives of three Burnsville, Minnesota first responders (5:00); and Jim Maher has a conversation with veteran television journalist Fred de Sam Lazaro, PBS Newshour contributor and director of the Under Told Stories Project (26:30). Also included is an update on local news (51:00). Matt Quast is technical director.This Week’s GuestsDa...

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Billbiter ,

The Podcast that Punches Above its Weight

For a show that is ostensibly about local matters in the St. Croix Valley, River Radio consistently brings in a broad range of guests (often with high profiles) and thoughtfully ties local and state concerns to those of the nation and the world. Listening live via the Marine Community Library’s site is a great way to spend an hour on a Saturday morning — that way, you can participate in their live polls — but having it available in podcast form is a welcome option!

DMorales123 ,

Informative and down to earth

Gayle and Jim are marvelous show hosts. I very much enjoy the mix of global scale stories and small town charm. They always invite very engaging guests to speak about a variety of topics. Love being able to hear this show during my Saturday afternoons.

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