MN VIDEOS | Cafesjian’s Carousel celebrates 100 years

This beloved Saint Paul institution has entertained kids of all ages for 100 years – first at the State Fair, and now at Como Park. In this short video, you’ll hear how this beautiful merry-go-round was almost lost, then saved.Produced by Nick Nelson and Saint Paul Communications Services Continue Reading

MN VIDEOS | Make it OK: Parents and mental illness

Parents face unique challenges when their child experiences mental illness.Make It OK brings Minnesotans from all walks of life to talk with candor and humor about mental illness. Mental illness has long been shrouded in secrecy and embarrassment and it’s time to break the stigma and talk about what each of us can do to “Make It OK”. To learn more about the Make It OK series, visit www.tpt.org/makeitok.Here’s the list of programs:Stigma and Mental Illness(airing on tpt Channel 2.2 on Sunday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 11, 1:00 a.m.; Sunday, May 11, 7:00 a.m.; and Sunday, May 11, 1:00 p.m. and tptLife Channel 2.3 on Sunday, May 11, 11:00 a.m.)Facing Mental Illness(airing on tpt Channel 2.2 on Sunday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 18, 1:00 a.m.; Sunday, May 18, 7:00 a.m.; and Sunday, May 18, 1:00 p.m. and tptLife Channel 2.3 on Sunday, May 18, 11:00 a.m.)Parents and Mental Illness(airing on tpt Channel 2.2 on Sunday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 18, 1:30 a.m.; Sunday, May 18, 7:30 a.m.; and Sunday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. and tptLife Channel 2.3 on Sunday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.)Families and Mental Illness(airing on tpt Channel 2.1 on Tuesday, May 27, 9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 28, 3 a.m.)Reframing Mental Illness(airing on tpt Channel 2.1 on Tuesday, May 27, 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 28, 3:30 a.m.) Continue Reading

MN VIDEOS | The Naked Songwriter, episode 15 — Phil Solem (of The Rembrandts)

Phil Solem is one half of The Rembrandts, the duo best known for the hit songs “Just The Way It Is, Baby” and “I’ll Be There For You”. Phil also has a rock trio called Thrush. Operating out of Minneapolis and Los Angeles, Phil writes and records solo material and music with Thrush, in addition to writing, recording, and producing for other bands. Phil also continues to perform and record with longtime friend Danny Wilde in The Rembrandts.

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