WDSE-TV Posts

The Playlist Presents: Life Parade

WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians, including interview clips and a live performance. The Jan. 30 episode focused on the pop-rock band Life Parade, with footage from the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.

The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.

WDSE-TV launching fifth channel, PBS Kids

WDSE-TV will begin broadcasting the PBS Kids channel on Friday, Jan. 31. It will occupy channel 8.5 in Duluth; WIRT viewers in the Hibbing area will find it on channel 31.5.

The network features educational programming all day, and is available for live streaming at pbskids.org. Some notable programs include Arthur, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.

It’s WDSE’s fifth channel, joining PBS North (8.1), Create (8.2), Explore (8.3) and MN Channel (8.4).

The primary PBS channel, PBS North, will continue to feature a PBS Kids daypart during the week and on weekend mornings. The schedule of children’s programming on PBS North will be different from PBS Kids.

The Playlist Presents: Superior Siren

WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians, including interview clips and a live performance. The Jan. 23 episode focused on Laura Sellner of the eerie folk band Superior Siren, with footage from the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.

Superior Siren performs at Sacred Heart Music Center on Valentine’s Day with Tender Ness.

The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.

The Playlist Presents: JayGee

WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians or bands, including interview clips and a live performance. The Jan. 16 episode focused on local rapper Jeremy “Jaxon” Gardner, aka JayGee, with footage from the 2019 Catalyst Content Festival.

The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.

Starr Brainard & Andy Lipke – “Broccoli”

Broccoli is the Duluth Community Garden Program One Vegetable, One Community initiative‘s 2020 Vegetable of the Year. Above is a clip from WDSE-TV‘s series The Slice, with background info about the new song by DCGP Land Stewardship Coordinator Starr Brainard and Duluth musician Andrew Lipke; below is the full audio track.

The Slice: Historic Hibbing Pipe Organ

Victoria Lundberg Gornick shows off the 1,900+ pipe Barton organ in Hibbing High School’s auditorium.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Duluth Performing Arts Mural

“The History of Duluth’s Performing Arts” mural was unveiled Nov. 1. It’s on the wall of the Duluth Skywalk outside the third floor of the NorShor Theatre. Susan Prentice Martinsen is the artist.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Ceremonial Flag for Veterans

Duluth VFW Post 137 Honor Guard Captain John Marshall and Second Lieutenant Dan Streu talk about the strict protocol they follow in preparing and presenting the flag and offering support to families upon the death of veterans who serve their country.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Grand Portage Trail

Karl Koster, park ranger at Grand Portage National Monument, explains how the Grand Portage Trail connected people and commerce during the fur trading era.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Haunted Ridge

The Haunted Shack has been bringing the scare to northern Minnesota for 26 years. The year’s spookenings are at Ru-Ridge Corn Maze in Carlton, about 10 miles southwestish of Duluth.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Rock Climbing at Robinson Park in Sandstone

Alex Tyler and friends scale rock outcroppings at Robinson Park in Sandstone, about 60 miles southwest of Duluth.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Wrenshall’s Art Barn

The Free Range Film Barn in Wrenshall opens for occasional art exhibits. In this video, curator Annie Dugan shows off works by artists Catherine Meier and Kristina Estell.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The History of WDSE/WRPT TV

WDSE-TV celebrates its 55th anniversary this month. This short video gives an overview of the early history of Duluth’s public television station.

The Slice: Creative Crosswalks in Duluth

In this edition of The Slice, Mackenzie and friends discover the intention behind Creative Crosswalks in Duluth. Artist Moira Villiard coordinates the neighborhood project through Zeitgeist Community, painting murals at intersections to attract attention and promote pedestrian and bicycle safety by slowing traffic.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

The Slice: Stickball at Grand Portage

Watch historical reenactors play stickball as they would have 200 years ago at Grand Portage National Monument.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.