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27 Months
Independent producer David McDonald was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014.  27 MONTHS is a ten-part documentary about serving in the Peace Corps.  This thought-provoking series explores whether the Peace Corps is still relevant in the 21st century. The fifth episode will air on Saturday, Dec 20 at noon, and Sunday, Dec 21 at 10pm.

Part 4:Swearing In 
Previous segments available here.

Christmas Bird Count
The MN  Ornithologists' Union has an interactive map of Christmas bird counts... check it out here.  If you participate, send us an email about  your experience!

Great Northern Radio Show

We'll be rebroadcasting our Walker show on Wednesday evening, Christmas Eve at 7pm!  Tune in for Aaron Brown, Larry Aitken, the Northbird Dancers & Drummers, Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings and Shannon Murray.  Click HERE to listen to/download past episodes of the Great Northern Radio Show!

Book Recommendations
What books are you reading? 
Send us your recommendations and check out recent interviews from the Morning Show here.

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 Old Music by Sheila Packa.


Mesotheolioma Study
Enviromental reporter, Stephanie Hemphill reports on a recent study by UM's School of Public Health into high rates of lung disease in taconite workers. Visit our Journalism page for previous stories.

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.
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.

Reina del Cid 
Charlie talks about Reina and her next  album.
  Album of the Week

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?
Terry O'Brien A wrapup of the 2014 best sellers from Terry O'Brien at the Village Book Store in Grand Rapids.
Chris Quaal Vinson Christmas baking and how things have changed over the years.
Birthday Greetings Michael Goldberg helped family members celebrate very different birthdays.
Propane Prices  Scott Hall talks with Brian Gandy from Ferrellgas about this winter and the market for propane.
Steve Downing's review of the arts Dec 20, 2014
The story of Ann Shustarich by historian Don Boese. She owned Ann's Sweet Shop in downtown Bovey during the 1930s and 40s.The shop became the center of town life.
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Annie Erickson is chronicling her experience of caring for her husband Dick Cain, who has dementia.
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Wild Rice Harvest 2014 Local 75 year old rice, Jim Merhar talks with Scott Hall about this year's poor harvest.
Ravens John Latimer shares phenology notes on ravens.
Minnesota Historian Don Boese, begins a new four part series on how the town of Bovey was stripped of its mineral wealth.

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Previous series by Don Boese can be found on Our History section.
 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.
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.
  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".
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.
Great Northern Radio Show from Park Rapids - Tune in for great entertainment from our traveling road show live from Park Rapids on Sept 27th.
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.
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.
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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