Jessica Samuelson http://wxpr.org en Building a Canoe to Preserve Culture http://wxpr.org/post/building-canoe-preserve-culture <p></p><p></p><p>Culture, in my own personal definition is ‘life as we know it,’ but it is also life as it once was long ago before you or I or even our parents walked the earth.&nbsp; Although I am not of Native American descent, I have spent the last 18 months as a Tribal AmeriCorps Program member serving the Lac du Flambeau grade school. Part of my service there involves working closely with the Envision program. I think it would be best if Ariana, a seventh-grader in the program described it for you in her own words.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Samuelson 16984 at http://wxpr.org Building a Canoe to Preserve Culture Kolaches: Pastries Filled With Family History http://wxpr.org/post/kolaches-pastries-filled-family-history <p>Many communities in the Northwoods are descended from eastern European immigrants. &nbsp;</p><p>Those with a Czech background may be familiar with the traditional pasties called kolaches.&nbsp; WXPR Contributor Jessica Samuelson wanted to hold onto that piece of cultural history, so she went to visit her grandmother, Alice Klimesh.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Samuelson 9597 at http://wxpr.org Kolaches: Pastries Filled With Family History Scarecrows Descend on Phelps Festival http://wxpr.org/post/scarecrows-descend-phelps-festival <p>The town of Phelps hosted its annual Scarecrow Fest over the weekend. &nbsp;</p><p>In addition to a pumpkin tossing and hayrides, the event featured dozens of scarecrows, each with its own personality.&nbsp; WXPR contributor Jessica Samuelson brings us some sounds of the festival.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:02:41 +0000 Jessica Samuelson 8049 at http://wxpr.org Scarecrows Descend on Phelps Festival