Split Rock Lighthouse Header

Split Rock Lighthouse Weblog

Split Rock Lighthouse / Weblog » 2010 » November

Archive for November, 2010

Radio History

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, more commonly known as the Legacy amendment, was voted into law in Minnesota in 2008.  The law uses a modest increase in the Minnesota sales tax to pay for improvements in clean water, natural resources and the environment, parks and trails, and the arts and cultural heritage throughout the state.  One of the ways that Minnesotans are benefiting from the fund is that public broadcasters, including Minesota Public Radio have received funding for special projects. 

One of these is a project by Ampers, an affiliation of public radio stations, that is airing 90-second spots about Minnesota history.  Three of these spots feature stories about Split Rock Lighthouse.  These spots are worth a listen so I am attaching links to them.  Take a listen and see what you think. 

 http://ampers.org/pieces/mn90-wreck-edmund-fitzgerald

   http://ampers.org/pieces/mn90-lure-lighthouse

http://ampers.org/pieces/mn90-lighthouse-keepers-mistake