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Natural Forces

Posted at 6:00 AM on March 27, 2010 by Dale Connelly (3 Comments)
Filed under: Saturdays

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Claudia Schmidt can overwhelm a person with torrents of poetry and song. Her head is full of stories and she's very busy performing and recording them with as much energy as she has at any time in her 30 year career. Claudia is featured in the first hour of Radio Heartland tonight, doing some songs from her new CD, "Promising Sky".


In the second hour, there'll be actual gales with rain and wind alongside floods, numerous tornadoes and a volcanic eruption as we re-visit an hour from last summer that featured a collection of musical natural disasters. That's part of the misery connected with Mother Nature's earnest attempts to kill us - she keeps trying.

Forces of nature are featured tonight from 9 to 11 pm on Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio News stations. These hours will be repeated Sunday at noon and Monday at 6 p.m. online at and on digital radio in the Twin Cities.

Comments (3)

claudia schmidt is a national treasure. thank you for bringing her to us. i was glad to hear she is well. you have to love the way she just does what is right as it comes up. she said she was not into planning and goal setting. she just plays. it comes out in her music and that is what i love about her. you are there to see where she is today and it is always delightful.

Posted by tim | March 27, 2010 7:46 AM

had to tune in at the very end of Joni Mitchell's song at the beg of the Sat nite show, what is the title of the song please?
also, wonderful interview with Claudia S. just love her voice
fun to be able to listen tonight for a change

Posted by shelley | March 27, 2010 9:34 PM

Shelly, the song is "Come In From The Cold" , can't remember which album.

Posted by Kathy in Wisconsin | March 28, 2010 12:04 PM

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