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NCR Trips
We're going to New Orleans, for three days of live blues, rock, jazz, R&B,
Zydeco, gospel -- all the great music at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This group travel trip is the last week-end of April, for KAXE-KBXE Members and their family and friends.
There are only a few spots left, so sign up soon!
The Centerstage Minnesota
Pre-Hibernation Celebration

Sonny Knight and his Fabulous Lakers in concert at Rail River Folk School in Bemidji on Saturday, Oct 25th.
The Fattenin' Frogs open up with their blend of blues and gospel blues. Tickets on sale now. Twenty-five Dollars, and Twenty Dollars for members of Northern Community Radio.

Thanks to Tutto Bene in Bemidji for sponsoring the Centerstage Minnesota Pre-Hibernation Celebration
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The Local Journalism Project
We continue on with our local journalist series produced by  Britt Aamodt  "Pipeline Stories:  A Series on Minnesota's Natural Resource Economy". 
  We want your feedback, email us or call 800-662-5799.

Phenology with John Latimer
You can see more photos on our Phenology page and our Season Watch page on Facebook. Join in the fun and share your observations and photos of nature in your backyard or   email us.
Photo: Congrats to our friend John Latimer who after 36 years retired last Friday. We hope you now get more time to use this shirt and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed sharing in your curling celebration last weekend & enjoy your road trip!! ❤️ The Hoops'

The Beat
Minnesota Poets read their own work every weekday at 7:40am and again at 11am. It includes both established poets and students as writers and readers. You can listen to Silver Dollar by Carol Ann Russell.
Centerstage Minnesota - Join host Charlie Pulkrabek weekday afternoons from 2 to 3 p. m. as he explores music by Minnesota musicians and talks with Minnesota artists about their lives and music.

Southwire - A new band out of Duluth, Southwire, while drawing from some well established musical traditions, are operating in the realm of invention.
Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?     

  Album of the Week
Stephanie Hemphill Environmental reporter, Stephanie Hemphill talks with Scott Hall about high levels of methylmercury in the St.Louis river.
Michael Goldberg Michael Goldberg shares an essay on hunger in honor of September being Hunger Awareness Month.
Steve Downing's review of the arts Sept 27, 2014
Historian Don Boese, begins a new series on the history of Bovey Village Hall.
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Previous segments by Mr.Boese are on Our History page.
Jane Hirshfield  Jane Hirshfield is the headline guest for the Watermark Art Center's Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku. Heidi Holtan talks with her about writing and poetry.
Gander  Lon Hodge along with his service dog, Gander talks about the importance of service dogs for those who have suffered trauma. Hodge, a Vietnam vet and former college professor received Gander 2 years ago to help with his struggles with PTSD.
Gil Quaal The late Gil Quaal hunted, fished and gathered wild foods. He shared his thoughts on fall mushrooms.
Sara Pujunen  Musician Sara Pujunen talks about her project, Laatikko Box, inspired by her interest in the Finnish ancestry and culture.
Karl Jonas  Karl Jonas is a breadmaker from Tower,Mn. He sells his bread and bagels at 5 farmers markets in north east minnesota. He talks with Scott Hall about how he got started as a breadmaker.
John Latimer-Ants  Phenologist, John Latimer reports on ants and what we see if we look down.
Shelly Boyum-Breen  Author, Shelly Boyum-Breen talks with Heidi Holtan about her new series of books on girls and sports, "Shelly Bean the Sports Queen".
Jason Edens   Jason Edens from the Rural renewable energy alliance, RREAL  talks with Scott Hall about a new solar energy system installation for a new affordable housing complex in Baxter, Mn.
Britt Aamodt Pipeline-6
 In the sixth and final segment of the Pipeline Stories:  A Series on MN’s Natural Resource Economy from Northern Community Radio reporter Britt Aamodt speaks with landowners who are the proposed route. You can listen to more interviews and find more info here.
Suzanne Congdon LeRoy  Suzanne Congdon LeRoy, granddaughter of Elisabeth Congdon tells us about growing up in the shadow of the murders at Glensheen in Duluth. She has written a new book, "Nightingale: A Memoir of Murder, Madness and The Messenger of Spring".
Dave Lathrop: Third River-1
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Volunteer Dave Lathrop talks with David Adams, a lifelong resident of third river township in NW Itasca county. 86 year old Mr.Adams shares his memories of growing up in this area in 1930s and 40s.
  Stephanie Hemphill WildRice & Sulphates-1
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Stephanie Hemphill, an environmental reporter in Duluth, talks with Scott Hall and Kathy Dodge about the MN Pollution Control's study on the impact of sulfates on wild rice.
Rebecca Rasmussen  Rebecca Rasmussen talks with Heidi Holtan about her new book Evergreen. It tells the story of homesteaders in northern Minnesota.
John Latimer: Fall Poison Ivy
What not to do if you happen to contact poison ivy. John shares his thoughts and experience on this itchy subject.
Checkout the Season Watch page you can share photos and stories with other listeners about what is happening in your backyard or woods.
Breastfeeding Bemidji
August is National Breastfeeding Month. Scott Hall talks with Arianne Pyke and Mary Auger about activities in Bemidji to heighten the awareness of breastfeeding.
Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson is the coordinating investigator for the Spruce Research Project in a bog near Marcell. He talks with John Latimer and Scott Hall about the project that John Latimer is working on.
Jesse Davis
Jesse works with Grand Rapids Farmer's Market, plus MN Grown and operates Trout Lake Garlic in Coleraine. Heidi Holtan recently talked with him about National Farmer's Market week and our local market. You can find more info on local markets here.
Susan Allen Toth  Author, Susan Allen Toth discusses her book "No Saints Around Here - A Caregiver's Days", with Heidi Holtan.
Dennis Kihlstadius  Dennis Kihlstadius is a ripening consultant for multiple produce growers. He talked with Maggie Montgomery and Robert Saxton about produce and when it is ripe and busted a few myths in the process. He will be giving a workshop on Saturday at the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji.
Pictographs Jim Rhodes  Jim Rhodes has been exploring the boundary waters for more than 50 years as a guide, scout leader and canoe racer. He has chronicled those experiences and photos of pictorgraphs in his new book Pictograph Quest.
Frank Bibeau  Frank Bibeau talks with Scott Hall about the protest of the Sandpiper pipeline project. Frank is the spokesperson for Honor the Earth.
"Endangered Relationship: The Clark's Nutcracker and the Whitebark Pine". Harry Hutchins and Scott Hall interview Taza Shaming about her research on the relationship between the bird and the tree. Due to disease, insects and climate change, the Whitebark Pine is disappearing from its Rocky Mountain habitat. Here is a video to explain her research.
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Five
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Four
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Three
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Two
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number One
    The stories of the Anishinaabe People.Produced by Brian Whittemore and Mary Favorite, this series is made possible by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.T
Elizabeth Gilbert  Heidi Holtan talks with Elizabeth Gilbert about her book, "The Signature of All Things", a tale of 19th century botanical exploration.
Great Northern Radio Show from Ely - Tune in for great entertainment from our traveling road show live from Ely on June 14th.  Our next Great Northern Radio Show hosted and produced by Aaron Brown happens in Park Rapids on Sept 27th, see you there.
Leah Monroe - Drum Dancers Leah Monroe is an Ojibwe instructor at northland community schools in Remer, Mn. She discusses the recent Drum and Dance competition held in Remer. Schools from all around the state joined in the weekend event.
SoundClipRemembering Jim Miller:
On Saturday, July 6, the musician who has given the Bemidji area its honest and gritty musical swagger for decades, Jim Miller, passed on. On Monday's Morning Show, Jim's long-time playing partner Gary Broste, and his son Phil Broste, joined Maggie Montgomery to remember Jim Miller through conversation and music.

SoundClipJim and Kristi Miller's Performance On The Great Northern Radio Show at The Chief Theater Bemidji on April 7, 2012

SoundClipJim Miller interview from April 2009.
  Invisible by Design: A Community Conversation  about  Domestic Violence
Northern Community Radio has partnered with Advocates for Family Peace to bring you real conversations with victims of domestic violence.  Listen to the conversations here. 
Northern Community Radio is featured on the season finale of Common Ground on Lakeland Public TV.  Check out the video!
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