Kari Hedlund

Music Director

Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits

Ways to Connect

Katherine Kingsland

Nooky Jones brought some soul to Bemidji along with Fargo hip hop band, D Mills and the Thrills. KAXE/KBXE on-air volunteer, Shane Kingsland went to the show at Rail River Folk School, and had this review for us (DISCLAIMER: this may make you really upset that you missed the show. In that case, don't miss out next time!):

Starting as a duo with one acoustic guitar, The Sea The Sea has grown into a full blown band, out with a new album, From the Light.  The band, led by Chuck and Mira Stanley, came through northern Minnesota on tour, and stopped by the KAXE studios for an in-studio session.

"...That was sort of a mission statement, if we have one with our music, was to always remind people that they're not alone...alone in their struggles...alone in their joys..."  - Mira Stanley

https://folkways.si.edu

'Have you heard of Barbara Dane?' Since we received Hot Jazz, Cool Blues, and Hard Hitting Songs from Smithsonian Folkways in March, that's a question I've been asking everyone. And I mean everyone: my dad, music industry folks, volunteers, listeners, etc. 

At 91, she's more than willing to tell her story of activism, how society has changed over the years, and MUSIC. Take some time to get to know the woman, the legend, Barbara Dane.

Hear to the interview below.

The 14th Annual Mississippi River Festival is set for Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 under the Rotary Tent the KAXE Studios. Humbird will kick off our festival with eclectic folk music. Led by Siri Undlin (from Undlin & Wolfe) on vocals, the band has set themselves apart in the strong Americana scene in Minnesota as evolving and creative folksters. Their influences are wide-ranging, crediting Bjork, Bill Frisell and Aoife O’Donovan as inspirations.

https://www.accpublishinggroup.com/uk/store/pv/9781851498635/why-vinyl-matters/jennifer-otter-bickerdike/

Kari Hedlund: [00:00:00] We're talking with Jennifer Otter Bickerdike author of a new book out now Why Vinyl Matters: a manifesto by and for fans of the vinyl format.

Jennifer you spoke with so many people in music musicians and industry folks including Lars Ulrich, Fatboy Slim, Henry Rollins people from labels like, Beggars. Nick Hornby author of High Fidelity, Third Man Records, the co-founder of Record Store Day.

How did you figure out your interview list?

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