Brett Carter

Volunteer Coordinator

Brett Carter is the host of Centerstage Minnesota and volunteer coordinator at Northern Community Radio.  When not scheduling, training and coaching our team of over 100 volunteers, he is shining the spotlight on great Minnesota music.  He entertains his co-workers with his quirky sense of humor, unique socks and collection of multi-colored pens.  Brett lives in Bagley with his wife and beloved cats.  It is rumored he once spent $10,000 on his cats birthday ....

Ways to Connect

This week, a daily conversation with John Latimer became part of the Morning Show at 9:30.

"Go outside," is the recommendation from Staff Phenologist John Latimer. John suggested some common plants to look for in spring, including Speckled Alders, Hazelbrush, Red Elderberry, and Fly Honeysuckle

Today John offered up a twig experiment for parents and kids to do together during this time when kids are at home every day. It involves observation and documentation in a fun and interesting way for phenologists young and old. See the worksheets below for help in observing.

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, Elaine from Florida/Chisholm shared a lament about canceled spring training baseball but drowned out her sorrows with coffee and leftover spanakopita and baklava. The margheritas will help, too.

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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, Pam from Staples serves up a spinach patty instead of a kale smoothie.

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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, Kim from north of Nashwauk created a bit of a stir with her everything bagel with jalepeno cream cheese as a chaser to her yogurt.

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Megan Sugden

Cheri Reese and Michael Swanson returned to northern Minnesota roots to create Far North Spirits, the country's most remote distillery (acccording to Smithsonian Magazine). Growing and distilling their own grains is a full-time operation which includes pourings in the middle of a wheat field near Hallock, Minnesota. 

Maggie Montgomery and Brett Carter talked with Cheri recently on the Wednesday Morning Show. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

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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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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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, Carmen and Annie share breakfast in the car.

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Each week John and Sarah 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, Maureen from Grand Rapids hadn't had breakfast, but her three kids ate instant oatmeal, cereal bars, five pieces of bread, and honey toast. Yum!

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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, Wayne from Alexandria, via Mexico, called in from the beach to serve up a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise.

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