Ben Bartholomew and Michael Fitch from the Grand Rapids High School Marching Band stopped in LIVE IN-STUDIO to trade breakfast stories, marching band memories, and Ben's NO BUTTER scrambled eggs with cheese and wheat toast. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Thanks to our sponsor Homestead Mills for their support of this program! Let us know if you want to be our guest on What's For Breakfast.  All it takes is your membership and an email!

Grant Frashier

If you were at the recent KAXE Mississippi River Festival you may have seen something new - belly dancing!  Host Grant Frashier talks with Meggan Denny-Shepard from Brainard about belly dancing in Minnesota.

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Are you wondering why you are seeing so many hummingbirds lately?  Maybe you want to know how on earth they would band hummingbirds or how many feathers they have.... tune in for our conversation with Laura Erickson the host of For The Birds. 

And join our Facebook Group Season Watch to get your questions answered or to show your great wildlife photos. 

August 21st 6pm Reif Center

Aaron Brown joined us on the morning after the MN Primary Race.  Don't forget to join us at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday August 21st at 6pm for the 2018 Greater MN Governor's Forum.  Free tickets available or listen to KAXE/KBXE, watch Lakeland PBS or

Sam Miltich

As Sam Miltich says, "I've sort of asked myself over the years...what is more important: art and music or the outdoors? And I've come to the conclusion that I can't have one without the other. They're both equally important and they balance the other one out. When one is getting to be a lot, the other one steps in and creates a whole new palette; and then I'm ready for the other side again."

Nate Ryan

The CenterStage Concert Series is back! This collaboration between Northern Community Radio and The Reif Center is going strong into its third season. The third Thursday of every month, this series takes place in the Mary Ives Studio Theater at The Reif Center; a 200-seat intimate venue with a listening-room vibe where the audience is tuned IN to the musicianship on stage.

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB page

 

Every Tuesday, our resident Phenologist John Latimer reports on the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes he's noticed in the past week. This week John considers early signs of fall including woodbine turning red, early flecking of the red maple, warbler migration and several varieties of blooming goldenrods. 

Jill Dalbacka via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Tuesdays are about nature on Northern Community Radio.  Our Phenology Talkbacks segment is the time of the week when we share what listeners have been noticing outside.   This week, Ed Dallas reported from a home on the north shore of Great Slave Lake... musk oxen, frogs, and dragon flies were among his oberservations.  Also in this segment, John Latimer dives deep into how caterpillars protect themselves and  the architectual phenomenon that is the web of the orb weaver spider.  Did you know that even though an orb spider can only see an inch or so in front of it, if an insect lands far from the spider on the web, the spider can scurry across the web to its prey based on the vibrational clues felt in its legs?  Pretty cool. 

Cameron Kinghorn and Kevin Gastonguay of Nooky Jones stopped by the KBXE studios to talk about performing in Bemidji and their upcoming album which will feature a more funked up sound to get people up and dancing. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Hear 2 hours of Minnesota music and interviews on CenterStage Minnesota--Fridays at 2 and 10.

Listen to the conversations we've had with all the governor candidates in the 2018 MN primaries.  Vote this tuesday - and then join us the following Tuesday  for a Greater MN Goverrnor's Forum - August 21st at 6pm at the Reif Center.   

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