Compass producer Laura Kay Prosser traveled to Worthington to learn from Lisa Graphenteen, chief operating officer for the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, about their Partnership Art Initiative to engage the arts and cultural strategies into community planning and development work they do in the region.
Back in the Appleton studio, Pioneer’s general manager Les Heen interviews Ashley Hanson and Andrew Gaylord of PlaceBase Productions about their strategy of highlighting the history of small towns through site-based theatre to make connections across generations and inspire hope for the future.
For the Compass Literature Corner, Prosser interviews author Nicole Baart of Sioux Center, Iowa about her book "Little Broken Things" about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl.
For more information visit:
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership’s website.
PlaceBase Productions' website.
Author Nicole Baart's Facebook page.
Compass is recorded, produced and edited by Laura Kay Prosser, Pioneer’s public affairs journalist. Corporate support for the program is provided by contributions from the Leo P. Flynn Estate and the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council. Viewers with story ideas and issues they would like to see discussed on Compass are encouraged to contact Pioneer Public Television via email at email@example.com or call the station at 1-800-726-3178.
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