March 25th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

It was in 2001 that I first noticed an old man kind of shuffling towards Wimmer Hall where the studio of Minnesota Public Radio is located. His bib overalls were covered with saw dust. I stopped and introduced myself.  I asked him what he did and he responded in a gruff voice, “My name is […]

March 18th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

It is still nippy, but we did hit 51 degrees this week.  I am sooo happy to see spring is on its way.  I miss sitting by my bubbling boulder. I celebrated my 10th birthday on a ship on the Atlantic ocean on the way home from a stint in the Army.  My dad was […]

March 11th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

Next Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day.  The song “Oh Danny Boy” is a very popular Irish song.  Malachy McCourt wrote a book titled “Danny Boy. “The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad”. The tune is known as the “Londonderry Air” and it originated in the northern most county of Ireland.  The story goes that sometime […]

March 4th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

In the spring of 2000 I visited MPR’s classical music station, KWRV 91.9, in Sun Valley, Idaho for the first time.  When I made my second trip in the fall of 2000, I decided to drive the rental car to Bozeman, Montana and visit my ex-wife’s Uncle Bill and Aunt Maggie.  Uncle Bill was Marcia’s mother’s […]