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What's Left
On March 27, 2013 John Bauer lost his daughter Megan to suicide.  What's Left is a kickstarter campaign with a purpose to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Listen to John on the Morning Show and hear musician Sam Miltich talk about living with mental illness.   

27 Months
Independent producer David McDonald was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014.  He recorded a variety of audio during his service and the result is 27 MONTHS, a ten-part documentary about serving in the Peace Corps.  This entertaining and thought-provoking series explores whether the Peace Corps is still relevant in the 21st century by looking at the good, the bad, the disappointing, and the fulfilling.  The second episode will air on Saturday, November 29 at noon, and Sunday, November 30 at 10pm.

Over There   

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 The Witch of Hastings by Danny Klecko.
Great Northern Radio Show
The next show is coming up on Saturday Dec 6th live from Northern Lights Casino in Walker,Mn. Aaron Brown and his cast of characters will be there along with musical guests: Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings and author Jim Northrup. Audience must be in their seats by 4:30. Call 800.662.5799 for your free tickets.

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?  
Centerstage Minnesota - Join host Charlie Pulkrabek Friday afternoons from 2 to 4pm as he explores music by Minnesota musicians and talks with Minnesota artists about their lives and music.

Barbara Jean   Charlie has a review of her new album.
    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 changes of fall colors and more. email us.
    Album of the Week
 What's Left  John Bauer on his new project to bring awareness on mental illness and suicide prevention. He lost his daughter, Megan to suicide a year and a half ago.
John Bauer talks about Whats Left 
Sam Miltich talks about living with mental illness 
Homeless Students Angie Lauderbaugh spoke with Maggie Montgomery and Robert Saxton about the work she does with and for homeless students in the Bemidji area.
Steve Downing's review of the arts Nov 22, 2014
Michael Goldberg Michael Goldberg on his favorite cartoon show - "Rocky and Bullwinkle". It debuted 55 years ago on ABC.
Terry O'Brien Terry O'Brien, works at the Village Book Store in Grand Rapids. This fall she surveyed her customers to help her compile a list of books hunters take to the deer stand.
Let us know what you've been reading while in the stand. Send us your suggestion to comments@kaxe.org.
Minnesota Historian Don Boese, begins a new series on how the town of Bovey was stripped of its mineral wealth.
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  Annie Erickson is chronicling her experience of caring for her husband Dick Cain, who has dementia.
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Loved one and dementia-2  
The Last Loon  An essay by the late Vern Thompson, read by his neighbor, Peter Pierson. A loon stays too long instead of migrating south.
  Grand Gathering-2  An excerpt of earlier community event that centers around what people are concerned about and what you'll hear at the upcoming Grand Gathering on Sat, Nov 22nd.
  Phenology Notes for November  November is considered the dreariest month with very few sunny days, it is a transition month. John Latimer reminds us that there are still things happening if we pay attention.
  Jim Scheff  Scheff Logging was recognized as "loggers of the year" and he discusses harvesting the tree headed to the White House for the holidays.
Lorna Landvik  Author and comedian, Lorna Landvik talks with Heidi Holtan about her new novel, "Best to Laugh".
Historian Don Boese, begins a new series on three profiles of Bovey natives, who made their mark on U.S. and MN history.
Claude Jasper-Cigar maker
Walter Volke-Medial researcher
Brothers Burn Mountain   Charlie Pulkrabek recently provided this review of the band made up of Ryan and Jesse Dermody, The Brothers Burn Mountain, and their new release, "A Thread Through the Night".
Candy Hesch  Candy Hesch is a member of Northern Community Radio and was our guest on What's For Breakfast.
Clearwater County-1 Tamara Edevold, director of the Clearwater County Historical Society tells us about the orgins and early history of NW Minn.
Clearwater County-2 Tamara Edevold continues the history of NW Minn.
Clearwater County-3 Final segment of the history of NW Minn.
Mesabi Pioneers  Jeffery Smith, co-author of "Mesabi Pioneers" talks with Scott Hall about mining in the dense woods of northern Minn in the early 19th century.
Dannielle Owens Reid  Heidi Holtan talks with co-author Dannielle Owne Reid about her book "This is a book for Parents of Gay Kids".
Great Northern Radio Show from Park Rapids - Tune in for great entertainment from our traveling road show live from Park Rapids on Sept 27th.
  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.
Rural Broadband Scott Hall talks with Aaron Brown from Minnesota Brown and Trish Klein, Itasca County Manager about efforts to increase broadband service to rural areas. A survey for Itasca residents is available online to establish future broadband service.
Kraut a family tradition  Lisa Randall and Ellen Barnes talk about a family tradition of making sauerkraut and helping in the garden.
Stephanie Hemphill Environmental reporter, Stephanie Hemphill talks with Scott Hall about high levels of methylmercury in the St.Louis river.
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.
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.
Sara Pujunen  Musician Sara Pujunen talks about her project, Laatikko Box, inspired by her interest in the Finnish ancestry and culture.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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