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Thanks to our new and renewing members (and the generous matches we received from people like the Luekens and Loggy Dome) you helped us raise over $21,000.  Thanks to everyone who pledged, donated their time and good energy.  Didn't get around to it?  You can  still PLEDGE.  A special thanks to the Brandenburg Gallery of Ely!

91.7 KAXE Mississippi River Festival - 10th Annual!
Mark your calendar for July 18,19th for the 2 day 91.7 KAXE music festival at the Rotary tent next to the Mississippi River.
From Slaid Cleaves to Actual Wolf and Erik Koskinen to Sena Erhardt and Bill Miller (and more!) Check here for ticket info and to see the lineup of artists scheduled. 
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 We Could Be by Ann Neidringhaus.
Thanks for your support!!
Over 70 people helped us jumpstart local journalsim this summer at Northern Community Radio - and we raised over $6500!  Thanks so much... With that support we begin our Summer Journalism Project!  Stay tuned for local stories that matter!  If you didn't get a chance to donate or to tell us story ideas Email us or call 800-662-5799. 
Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. This week Doris Kolodji talks with Jim about paddling with kids. 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.
The Parlour Suite are fronted by the married duo Joel and Inga Roberts. They are referred to as "Surf Pop" music, though that term seems too limited for describing their intelligent pop sensibilities. You can find out more at Parlour Suite.
    Album of the Week
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.
Actual Wolf  Heidi Holtan talked with Eric Pollard about growing up in Minnesota and it's influences on his music and his new band and sound, Actual Wolf. He will be performing at the KAXE Mississippi River festival this July.
"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
Matt Lehtinen  Scott Hall talks with Matt Lehtinen, president of Magnetation about how their new company removes iron ore from piles of waste rock.
Tucker Nelson  Tucker Nelson, a highschool student from Eveleth has a great passion for the history and architecture of the Iron Range. He discusses the centennial celebration of the Eveleth Public Library.
Historian Don Boese, begins a new series on the history of Bovey and photographer, Eric Enstrom and the "Picture Grace", which was taken in his Bovey studio in 1920.
Don Boese: Enstrom Picture Grace
Don Boese: Enstrom Picture Grace-2

Previous segments by Mr.Boese are on Our History page.
Guido's review of the arts July 5, 2014
Michael Goldberg Comments on the bill passed into law in Minn that bans the chemical tryclosan in health and cleaning products.
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.
David Housewright  David Housewright is a 3 time winner of the MN Book Award. He talked to Heidi Holtan about his book, The Taking of Libbie,SD and is one of the featured writers at the Bemidji Library Book Festival.
Sara Stonich  Mn author, Sarah Stonich discusses her memoir Shelter, about building a cabin up north. She will be at the Bemidji Library Book Festival.
Tim Kliphuis   Sam Miltich and Tim Kliphuis, a violinist from the Netherlands, talk about the Itasca Orchestra summer jazz camp for string players and why improvisation is a key element in music. 
On being an On The River host 

Volunteer DJ and essayist, Robert Jevne recently shared this thoughts on mosquitos and being a volunteer DJ.
Aaron Hauteala  Aaron is th president of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Association. He talked with Scott Hall and Chad Haatvedt about the many uses of the Cuyuna Lakes Recreation Area.
Lamar Herrin  Heidi Holtan talked with author and Cornell professor, Lamar Herrin about his novel, Fractures and asked where the idea for the story about tensions surrounding the topic and how it effects families and communities.
Ron Block  Ron block operates Block's Balsam Lake Farms in Bovey and sells his produce and meat at several local farmers markets. Recently he talked with Maggie Montgomery and Robert Saxton about how he became a farmer.
Marshall Helmberger  Marshall Helmberger is regular contributor on the Friday morning show and editor of the Timberjay newspaper. He talked with Scott Hall during our recent Community Summer Journalism fundraiser about good journalism.
Cathy Peck - Pollinators  Cathy Peck is a Master Gardener from Beltrami County. She talks with Maggie Montgomery and Robert Saxton about pollinators, plants and what the local gardener can do to help with decline of pollinators. Here is list of pollinator plants.
David Kenney He's the author of "Dylanologists: Adventures in the land of Bob". He talks with Scott Hall & Heidi Holtan about the 2014 Dylan Days celebration in Hibbing. 
Ozzie Tollefson Ozzie Tellefson is writer, educator, video director and producer. He was involved in a project in his hometown of Fosston, Minn. The 103 year old Moen School was moved to become a living history museum. He was there to cover the move and eventually wrote a novel based on this, Mr.Teacher.
Sheriff Vic Talks with Heidi Holtan and John Bauer about the next wave of drugs that are affecting our community. The sheriff's department is finding synthetic versions of common drugs like marujuana and bath salts.
Beez Kneez  Dan Houg and Robert Saxon talked with Kristy Allen and Erin Rupp about community supported bee keeping and the health of bee colonies. You can find out more about them here.
Kellie Rae Theiss is an artist of the outdoors, she discusses her process and study behind her paintings of crappie, crawfish and frogs. Her work is on display at the MacRostie Art Center this month.
Sheriff Vic on Elderly fraud -1 Itasca County Sheriff Vic Williams discusses fraud of the elderly in this first installment.
Prairie Silence Camille Dungy 
Poet, Camille Dungy is one of the distinguished faculty that will be teaching at the Northwoods MN Writers conference in June. Her book of poetry, Smith Blue was the 2010 winner of Crab Orchard Series in poetry.
Jane Melby 
Jane Melby is a National Rodeo Champion Racer. She will lead a session on barrel racing at the annual Minnesota Horse Expo at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. She grew in Backus and spoke recently with Bobbie Kleffman about her passion for riding and competing.
Prairie Silence Melanie Hoffert 
MN author, Melanie Hoffert just won the MN Book Award for "Prairie Silence: A Rural Expatriate's Journey to Reconcile Home, Love and Faith".
Lowest Pair at KAXE with Kari Hedlund The Lowest Pair  -  The duo stopped by KAXE studios recently and talked with music director, Kari Hedlund about their music.  The Lowest Pair is currently on tour with Trampled By Turtles.
Julie Kramer - Heidi Holtan talks with Minnesota author, Julie Kramer about her new novel, "Delivering Death". It takes place in a tv newsroom in Minn.
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.
Nicole Helget - Stillwater is a new novel by Minn author, Nicole Helget.
She talks with Heidi Holtan about living and writing in Minnesota.
Jaime Vollmer - Jamie Vollmer  is a public education reform advocate and consultant. He talks with Scott Hall about this important issue.
Jerry Mevissen stories from Nimrod - Heidi talks with Minnesota author, Jerry Mevissen about his new book of short stories Good Shepherd.
Charlie Parr On Centerstage Minnesota - Charlie Parr is a singular musician. Given his refreshingly humble nature, you'll never hear that from Charlie Parr himself. But it is simply true. A self-taught player, student of the most earnest folk and blues players and traditions, and seemingly larger than life while seated on a folding chair during live performances, Charlie Parr has a chapter reserved for him in Minnesota's musical history. While that chapter is far from complete, such a claim can be made because of the unmistakable substance that makes up the man and his music. Check out this conversation Charlie Parr had with Charlie Pulkrabek, and the songs he recorded in the studios of Northern Community Radio.
  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. 
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.
Northern Community Radio is featured on the season finale of Common Ground on Lakeland Public TV.  Check out the video!
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