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The Economics of Public Art in Rural Minnesota: A Conversation with Artist Aaron Squadroni

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a series of radio segments about the physical/emotional/intellectual process of creating public art - tied to art in public space at KAXE’s studios - which will inspire and support local artists. Made possible by the arts and cultural heritage fund and the citizens of MN.

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On this talk with Artist and Architect Aaron Squadroni he talks about his next project that he will
undertake for KAXE. He is working with John Bauer to create a piece of public art in a moving wind turbine to inspire and welcome people to the area there at the shores of the Mississippi River. The canoe pictured was created by Aaron Squadroni and Leah Yellowbird.

Aaron Squadroni pt 2_062422.mp3

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director since 1995. You can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays and producing segments about community mental health.