Do you find your social media feed inundated with politics and news stories that don't sit right in your gut?  Do you see and hear falsehoods and misinformation about politically divisive issues?

We live in a different world with a whole new media and information landscape.  Bob Garfield's new book American Manifesto will wake you up, will make you think and is his new manifesto.  Here's his bio from his webpage:

All across our region there are hardworking community members working to revitalize downtowns and small towns. Brainerd has had some growth in recent years with a new bakery, restaurants, bars, thrift shops and after tonight's fundraiser at Rumbly Hall maybe a community movement center. 

Twelve years ago, McIntosh, Minnesota's downtown was a row of shuttered storefronts on dilapidated buildings. Today it looks much different and it's all because of one woman with big ideas, the gumption to follow thru with them and the ability to inspire others to get on board with a new way of  thinking.  

Twelve years ago, McIntosh, Minnesota's downtown was a row of shuttered storefronts on dilapidated buildings. Today it looks much different and it's all because of one woman with big ideas, the gumption to follow thru with them and the ability to inspire others to get on board with a new way of  thinking.  

In Klecko's new book "Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker:  Aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE" he reminds us to pay attention.  Pay attention to the people in our world that make things happen.  Your home ec teacher.  The people who clean your hotel room.  The people who bake your hot dog bun at the Superbowl. 

These people matter to our daily lives.  Klecko tells a personal story of his life and the aftermath of an ICE raid at St. Agnes Bakery right before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. 

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, Erik and Kathleen from St. Paul served up some oatmeal with home-dryed strawberries.

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Farmers in Minnesota and around the country are struggling. Especially for small farmers, issues like severe weather, globalization, low commodity prices, and trade wars have made it hard to make a living. One bright spot may come from new methods of sustainable farming that strengthen soil health. These new methods allow multiple uses for the same acreage, strengthen resiliency against severe weather, and lower the number of “inputs” (such as fertilizer) needed to grow a robust crop.

Drama will essentially be pulled out of hats this weekend in Bemidji! Five playwrights, five directors, 20 actors, a handful of musicians and a select group of lights, props and behind the scenes theater elves will convene for Out of the Hat - a one of a kind theatrical experience that will take the stage at 7:30pm Saturday evening at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. 

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, Rick from Grand Rapids makes two breakfasts, one is okay, the other is pretty interesting.

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Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note when our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his journals of more than 35 years of climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday we dig even deeper with the weekly Phenology Report. 

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Lydia Denworth wants you to make more time for your friends.

We don't fully appreciate our friendships, says the science writer and author of the new book Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond. If we did, we'd take cultivating those intimate bonds as seriously as working out or eating well. Because, she writes, a new field of science is revealing that social connections play a vital role in our health.

Who Should Decide What Books Are Allowed In Prison?

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Michael Tafolla says the books he read in prison helped him understand how he had landed there in the first place. He remembers one especially eye-opening title: Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant.

"The main topic of this book is how a human being is reduced to an action that's perceived by others to be wrong," Tafolla says. "And therefore he is not a human being, but he is a walking, talking, breathing crime act."

It's caucus day in Nevada!

Today's election will feature the most diverse electorate yet in this Democratic presidential nominating contest. And it presents a challenge for each of the candidates in the race. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who finished second in Nevada in 2016, is the favorite in yet another race, as the more moderate candidates continue to duke it out.

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Where there was a white ice cap, there are now brown blotches of land; melted snow and ice have created ponds of water. Those are the effects of the recent record high temperatures in Antarctica, according to NASA, which on Friday released stunning before-and-after satellite images of the northern Antarctic Peninsula.

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