Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Chuck, from Brainerd thrilled the Morning Show hosts with his boring breakfast of uncooked oatmeal with raising, banana, milk, and nuts. And, yes, uncooked.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Watermark Art Center

This First Friday weekend in Bemidji promises all kinds of art, all over town.  Pottery, jewelry, paintings, snowflake decorations, wood-turned bowls...

We spoke with Betty Firth from the Ely Folk School about the upcoming classes and events at the Folk School this month! We learned what a capote is(a coat made from a blanket) and learned about upcoming classes on chaga mushrooms, wirewrapping jewelry and more.  The Folk School will take a break from regular hours from December 15th thru January 13th, but will be open and offering a wide range of classes during the last half of January as they ramp up for the winter festival in Ely.  

MacRostie Art Center

Katie Marshall of the MacRostie Art Center stopped in the KAXE studio and connected us with what is happening in Grand Rapids, MN this First Friday of December.  A wreath auction, Bagpipe playing, woven painting techniques, jazz music, handmade ornaments, make and take art and a meet the author event are just a few of the highlights!  Listen to the link for the full report and check out grandrapidsarts.org for a listing as well.

Paddle Minnesota: Interview with Pete Moberg

Dec 6, 2018

Paddle Minnesota producer Jim Gallagher talks with Pete Moberg about netting tullibees under the ice and Pete's 45 years of experience gathering this resource.


Today our DFL commentator Colleen Nardone and Heidi Holtan talked with DFLer Rep. Rob Ecklund(Int'l Falls) from MN House District 3a.

Mackenzie Lindahl lights up when she talks about cheese. “I love talking about cheese,” she says with a laugh. That’s one of the reasons Mackenzie is considered Bemidji’s “Cheese Queen.” She is also cheese buyer and perishables manager at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op. The job includes frozen foods, meats, baked goods and dairy—which includes cheese—and cheese is the part of the job that has most captured her heart. “I’m responsible for selecting, purchasing, pricing, sampling, talking about cheese.”


If you are looking for a new author - funny, touching with a midwestern bent (say David Sedaris if he'd grown up in Wisconsin and had a beard and wielded an axe) look no further than Matt Geiger.  His new book "Astonishing Tales". 

Minn Post

Steve Simon is MN’s 22nd secretary of state – who just won reelection.  That's not the only thing he can be proud of, once again Minnesota had the highest voter turnout in the nation. 

Adam Swanson is a Duluth based painter and muralist.   His vibrant works will be on exhibit at Frame Up in Grand Rapids this month.  In this segment of Area Voices, he talks about his journey as an artist, his adventures to Antarctica and his recent art experience aboard a research vessel on the Pacific Ocean. 


NPR News

Just outside Charlottesville, Va., the roads lose their markings as they wind through the woods, passing an occasional church, a cemetery and a plantation known as Highland, owned by America's fifth president James Monroe. For the first time in its 225-year history, the site has begun telling the stories of the African-American men and women who were enslaved there, and consulting with their descendants.

On display now at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.

What's notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its content, or rather the lack of content. It excludes any portion of text that might inspire rebellion or liberation.

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Up to a foot of snow — and possibly more — is expected to fall through Sunday night across the southern Appalachians and nearby foothills in North Carolina and Virginia.

"Some places might get what the equivalent of a year of snowfall is for that area," David Roth, a forecaster with the Weather Prediction Center, told NPR. "I would think this will end up being a historic storm for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina."

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History with Don Boese

Local radio series about the unique history of Grand Rapids with the logging industry and the Blandin Paper Company

Youth Radio

New Youth Radio Program

KAXE is proud to annouce it's Youth Radio Program.


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