"Our programs are really robust... one is supporting individual artists and helping them figure out how to make a living in a life and some of that work looks like professional development workshops that help artists do business planning.


Marshall touches on some of the big regional stories this week - including proposed copper nickel mining near Hoyt Lakes, a study on forest disturbance in northern MN and the Ely Marathon. 


Sarah Smarsh believes there is "an exodus afoot that suggests a national homecoming, across generations, to less bustling spaces."  Does this sound like northern Minnesota to you?

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed Sarah Smarsh goes on to point out that rural folks are not just white people lamenting the loss of their family farm.  Rural places have a diversity of voices  -  a diversity of people in places that get defined by most often by people who live in urban areas.

Kristen Anderson is passionate about art's connection with the scientific world.  On her Instagram page she says she connects environmental science and ecological wonders to people thru art.

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Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every week John Latimer takes a close look at the blooms and changes happening while considering how the timing measures up to past years in his Phenology Report.  He's full of clues and changing hues indicating that fall is happening in this week's report.  Take a listen! 

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"Lindsey saw a racoon in her backyard. It was on her trail camera and was heading towards their garden. She also saw a buck on her trail camera. It was in her backyard and was looking straight at the camera. It was a perfect picture!"  - Virginia 5th Grade School Report 

John Latimer heard from Phil from Michigan who had a story of caterpillar - a saddleback - that had hairs with chemicals that caused skin irritation.  Turns out there's lots of things caterpillars can do - listen to the conversation with Jim Sogaard - he's the author of Moths and Caterpillars of the Northwoods, a staple in John Latimer's library!

MacRostie Art Center


MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce in its September series of Artist Talks an evening with Minnesota poets Louis Jenkins and Connie Wanek.

The September Artist Talk is co-sponsored by Northern Community Radio, and the evening will also feature readings by KAXE/KBXE poets Steve Downing and Robert Jevne.

Four years ago, Lakeland Public Television(LPTV) revived a beloved music program that aired decades ago.  Backroads showcases northern Minnesota musicians and has become somewhat of an Austin City Limits of the northland.  Each September, LPTV schedules a week's worth of concerts complete with live audiences.  Beginning in November, those concerts and backstage interviews with the artists begin airing on LPTV as th

Each week John and Heidi pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Robert Jevne of Grand Rapids homemade nutty granola, with a dollop of yogurt and milk all mixed together and a whole wheat English muffin slathered in butter.

Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.


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The U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is nearly empty these days, but President Trump is explicitly ruling out the possibility of sending thousands of captured Islamic State fighters there.

"The United States is not going to have thousands and thousands of people that we've captured stationed at Guantánamo Bay, held captive at Guantánamo Bay for the next 50 years and us spending billions and billions of dollars," Trump told reporters Friday during an appearance at the White House with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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