The episode begins with a story about how the Lakes Area Theatre (LAT) of Alexandria got in the business of producing radio dramas for a growing network of 16 radio stations. LAT's artistic director Anne Hermes credits Mike Roers for "planting the seed of the idea which marinated and started to grow" into a troupe of 150 actors who participate in the radio play productions, which are recorded in front of live audiences. "We are doing this because we love production work and we love acting," says Hermes. Author Amelia Dellos of Chicago is also featured in the story as she talks about her experience of translating her novel "Courting Bertha -- Love Under Fire" into a radio play. "There is something within all of us that loves the spoken word, " says Dellos.
Artist Deb Larson of Ortonville is the subject of the next segment of this Postcardsepisode which explores her paintings featuring local residents sitting on couches, surrounded by items of personal importance. Larson studied painting at the University of Minnesota Morris as a second career after raising her children and though many of her paintings feature landscapes and wildlife, her real passion lies in painting people. Postcardsfeatures a gallery opening of Larson's "couch culture" paintings at the Java Jules coffee shop in Ortonville where many local residents discussed Larson's work, including Dan and Maureen Stores and Edie Barrett. "I love being part of an arts community," says Larson. "For me, painting is a way of communicating, a way of being and it is very freeing."
The final story is about the famous Verne Theater in Luverne Minnesota. The original owner and founder of the theater, Walter Deutsch is interviewed about the unorthodox promotion strategies he used to get people to come to the theater in the early days, which included placing canoe based signage on top of his family car to promote the movieDeliverance. The current owner, Glenn Burmeister talks about how he remodeled and invested in the theater where Deutsch left off; constructing new buildings, concession stands and a sound system. Today the Verne theater is one of the few drive-in theaters left in the state and families come from miles around to watch movies during the warmer months. "I love the people who come and I take pride in being able to offer a unique and affordable family fun experience for the region," Burmeister said.