Veterans Day and La Poste

After a tribute to Veteran's Day with a poem by Dennis Maulsby, KHOI reporter Susan Franzen told listeners about her visit to Perry this week to preview Art On The Prairie, a festival featuring visual and graphic arts, poetry, and music in seven buildings in the Historic and Cultural District of Perry. We visited with Jenny Ecklund and Mary Rose Nichols, owners of La Poste, to hear the story of how they saved the historic 1913 Perry post office from demolition and turned it into an event center, art gallery, and social hub. We attended the weekly Handlebar Happy House in the cellar of La Poste where we recorded Kurt Bearinger One-Man Acoustic Band. Dennis gave us his impressions of his past years reading poetry from his new volume of poetry, Near Death, Near Life. in the Hotel Patee and provided a touch of the atmosphere is Art On The Prairie , including the art of winemaking by Covered Bridges Winery and Train Wreck Winery. He closed by reading two poems in honor of veterans who died in World War II.

Originally broadcast 11/11/2015
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