Kellie Lindquist via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.    Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes happening in nature and compares them to his meticulous, decades of data.  On Tuesdays during the Phenology Show, we hear his findings in the official Phenology Report. 

Carolyn Jacobs via KAXE KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Kids give us hope!  Nature gives us hope!  Phenology Talkbacks celebrate both of those!  Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Tuesday mornings we hear from kids as they share their observations of nature. This week we heard from kids all around the listening area and we even received an update from Tennessee! 

Kids in Cohasset reported rain, snow and green grass! 

  Myles in Hill City gives a stellar report including  march marigolds, mallards, and hunting for bigfoot and!

Minnesota Music Notes Featuring Preston Gunderson

Apr 27, 2021

This week on Minnesota Music notes Brett Carter features Preston Gunderson.  Gunderson grew up on the Iron Range and went to school in Duluth, where he recorded his first full-length album and a five song EP.

Preston Gunderson has made splashes on American Idol and The Voice, and has toured with Brandie Carlile, Trampled by Turtles and Jeremy Messersmith. He also featured Jillian Rae on his 2nd full album Getting Good At Starting Over.

Laura Connelly is the facilitator of the Strong Women Project at KAXE/KBXE, funded by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  She had this to say about latest virtual gathering: 

...every time I see a replay of George Floyd or I see a Breonna Taylor or I see a Daunte Wright

one of the things that I think about is once I step out of my office, when I take off my fancy clothes, I am my brother, my sister who just lost their lives....but racism just doesn't impact my body because I'm a minority, it impacts all of us - Steven Parker, BSU Diversity Officer


Steven Parker is Bemidji State University’s Diversity Officer.  He joined the morning show to discuss his work, the impact police related deaths have on the minoritized populations he serves, and he shared his thoughts regarding  a potential path to healing.  


This week on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn that the month of May is “Zaagibagaa-Giizis” the Flower Budding Moon.  We also learn the Ojibwe word for flower is “waabigwan” and story teller is “aadizookewinini”.  Natasha gets a surprise call from Sylvester Stallone.

What We're Reading producer and Staff Librarian Tammy Bobrowsky talks with Michelle Zauner, writer and indie rockstar known as Japanese Breakfast. Michelle’s new book is called Crying in H Mart. It’s a powerful and vivid memoir about growing up Korean American and Michelle’s often turbulent relationship with her mother before she lost her battle with cancer in 2014.

Jasmine Mans writes to call herself—and us—home

Apr 25, 2021

In celebration of National Poetry month I talk with black American poet and artist Jasmine Mans. Jasmine is from Newark, New Jersey, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a BA in African American Studies and her debut collection of poetry, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels, was published in 2012. Her last collection was just published, it’s called Black Girl, Call Home. 

It's your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by News and Public Affairs Director Heidi Holtan.  A collaboration of AMPERS - Diverse Radio in Minnesota and the MN Broadcasters Association. 

Friday mornings during Border News Roundup we get a chance to check in with Marshall Helmberger, the editor and publisher of The Timberjay newspaper serving NE Minnesota.  This week we hear about the Eagles Nest Township Board voting in favor of creating a new township road to provide easy water access for fire trucks to refill their tanks during a fire.  Marshall tells us about the St.