Marquette, MI – Brian Cabell sits down with the UP’s favorite meteorologist, Karl Bohnak, for a candid conversation about females, politics, TV news and climate change. BC: How would you describe yourself as a boy? Curious? Adventurous? Mischievous? KB: I would say I was the curious type and occasionally I was adventurous. For instance, during the Milwaukee [Read More]
STRAIGHTtalk with Brian Cabell
STRAIGHTtalk is a monthly interview that Brian Cabell conducts with interesting people around Marquette. The questions are sometimes offbeat. The answers are frequently illuminating. StraightTalk interviews are originally posted to Marquette Magazine.
Marquette, MI – McCracken of Dead River Coffee takes time off from roasting coffee beans to reflect on coffee, family, life and death. Brian: When you were a boy, what did you want to be when you grew up? Theo: I wanted a job where I worked with my hands. Maybe a mechanic or an electrician. I [Read More]
Marquette, MI – Nheena Weyer Ittner grew up downstate but has lived in the UP for the last few decades. She’s the ambitious and gregarious founder and director of the Upper Peninsula Childrens Museum. She always seems to be in a good mood. Is that a façade? No. It’s real. BC: What’s your most vivid [Read More]
Marquette, MI – June, 2014 – This month on STRAIGHTtalk Brian Cabell pulls up a bar stool in the Pub at the Landmark Inn to speak with one of the most popular bartenders in town Livio Stabile, an immigrant from Italy, who’s found romance, a home, and the American dream here in Marquette… BC: How [Read More]
Marquette, MI – May, 2014 – This month on STRAIGHTtalk: Conversations With People You Should Know, Brian Cabell sits down with Sue Kensington, community activist, former City Commissioner in Marquette, and all around interesting woman about town… BC: When you were a little girl downstate back in the Fifties, what did you want to be [Read More]
Marquette, MI – April, 2014 – This month on StraightTalk, Brian Cabell sits down with State Representative John Kivela at Babycakes in Marquette. BC: A few years ago you were selling cars and repairing cars, and now you’re in the state legislature. How’d that happen? JK: It really started with someone asking me to [Read More]