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Paddlers, Peddlers, Artists, and More

It seems that the Mississippi only makes it in the news when it’s flooding or something happens that slows down barges. You can be forgiven if you think the Mississippi today is little more than a taxpayer-funded shipping canal hidden behind levees. I was reminded of this after a recent 11-day trip along the Upper […]

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Support Nature Tourism on the Mississippi River

You may not have noticed, but there is a growing interest in nature tourism on the Mississippi River. I’m spent most of my time in the past few years along the northern half of the Mississippi, so I’m pretty familiar with the opportunities for nature tourism in those areas. I’m only now beginning to explore […]

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Langston Hughes: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Here’s a treat I want to share today. NPR and Codeswitch asked artist Afua Richardson to create a piece to illustrate a favorite work of art. She chose to illustrate the Langston Hughes poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers. You can see what she created here. But wait, there’s more! Open that page to see the […]

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