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The Local Journalism Project
We're beginning the roll out of our local journalist series.  Britt Aamodt begins our new series this week "Pipeline Stories:  A Series on Minnesota's Natural Resource Economy".  Tune in on the Give and Take Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 8pm.   We want your feedback, email us or call 800-662-5799.


Green Cheese Picnic!
Every year we celebrate our Saturday night trivia show Green Cheese with a potluck picnic.  New royalty is crowned, food is shared and knowledge is dispersed.  Everyone is invited - join us Saturday August 23rd at 5pm for the Green Cheese Picnic.  Live show from the KAXE amphitheater starts at 7pm.
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 Sojourner's Place by Sonja Kosler.
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.
Ben Kyle is well known for being the singer/songwriter that has fronted the Minneapolis band Romantica for 10 years and three records.
Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?  GREAT NORTHERN RADIO SHOW SEPTEMBER 27th!
Join us at the Park Rapids Armory Square on September 27th for our next fantastic edition of our traveling show!  Music by Tree Party and a host of characters!  Call for your free tickets 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.
Album of the Week
Rebecca Rasmussen  Rebecca Rasmussen talks with Heidi Holtan about her new book Evergreen. It tells the story of homesteaders in northern Minnesota.
Guido's review of the arts August 16, 2014
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.
  Stephanie Hemphill WildRice & Sulphates-1
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.
Britt Aamodt Pipeline-4
 In the fourth of Pipeline Stories:  A Series on MN’s Natural Resource Economy from Northern Community Radio reporter Britt Aamodt goes to Aitkin County to talk with members of the Sandy Lake and East Lake bands of Ojibwe, whose treaty lands are crossed by the proposed route.  You can listen to more interviews and find more info here.
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.
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.
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
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Previous segments by Mr.Boese are on Our History page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Jerry Mevissen stories from Nimrod - Heidi talks with Minnesota author, Jerry Mevissen about his new book of short stories Good Shepherd.
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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