91.7 KAXE/90.5 KBXE Morning Show

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A mix of National Public Radio's Morning Edition and local features including Arts, Nature, Sports, Weather and More!


Last week we had the chance to talk with visiting musicians who made up the 2nd Annual Bonfire Chamber Music Festival in Grand Rapids.  Mary Ellen Patnaude (Haupert) is originally from Grand Rapids and she is the brainchild of this intimate chamber music celebration in the woods of northern Minnesota. 


We talked with Sam Brodey (Washington correspondent for Minn Post) on the Thursday Morning Show today about the turbulent DFL political climate right now.  Five candidates are still in the race for District 8 and Senator Tina Smith faces Richard Painter - once a Republican in President George W. Bush's administration turned Democrat and staunchly anti-Trump. 

Every Tuesday on the Phenology program, our resident Phenologist John Latimer digs deep into the natural world around us.  In our Phenology Talkback segment, he gathers and shares comments and questions about nature from listeners.  In his Phenology Show segment, he reflects on his own journals and observations about developments in nature.  Tune in to our morning show every Tuesday for these features as well as meaningful conversations with other visitors in our studio who have a whole lot of knowledge to share about weather, climate and the subtle changes happening in the environment.

This week I bring a poem about Maple seeds - whirlygigs, we used to call them - and two different kinds of destiny. Check it out and then throw caution to the summer wind and submit your own writing to wordish!


Deer River High School English teacher Phil Hermel joined us today to tell us about his epic quest to raise local funds for local folks struggling with cancer.  You can get behind Phil's 100 mile-24 hour rollerblade for Cancer Aid on his Go Fund Me page