John Bauer

Development Director

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 on Thursdays and Fridays. He is also the women’s basketball coach at Itasca Community College. John loves animals, golf, and complaining about the Minnesota Twins.

Ways to Connect

On the first Friday of every month we check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.  She fill us in on all the haps and goings on in the arts scene around town.  So much happening in Grand Rapids tonight!  With options like iron pours, community rug making, live music and art exhibits including jewelry, bath and body products, tye dying, a vintage car show and even a collaborative fiber art show including more than 20 artists,  much more, there is something interesting for pretty much eve

We check in with the Ely Folk School every First Friday to find out what kinds of arts and cultural events are happening up there.  This morning Betty Firth filled us in on a variety of events including  pine needle basketry classes happening this weekend and some special classes taking place at the end of the month.  Teh folk school will host a series of events about the night sky and the dark sky movement.  Introductions to photographic software, taking pictures of the northern lights, a night photography class, and, among other courses, a class about understanding the effects of light p

On the first Friday of the month we check in with Katie Marshall, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.  Katie tells us all about the new exhibits at the MacRostie as well as the many other cool arts events happening around town.  At the MacRostie this month is the annual exhibition, Six McKnight Artists, featuring new work by 2017 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists recipients Xilam Balam Ybarra (St.

Scott Lykins is a professional cellist who grew up in the Brainerd area, left to pursue educational and career goals, and returned with some big ideas.  In 2009 he co-founded the Lakes Area Music Festival (LAMF).  LAMF started as six free orchestral concert experiences and has grown into year round orchestral experiences with a burst of opportunities in late summer.  The concerts aren’t the only opportunities LAMF bring to the Brainerd lakes region.  Childrens’ camps, opportunities for high school kids to receive direction from prof

“My idea is… a little bit of this dystopic idea of the environment…Perhaps the environment is doing exactly what it needs to do to get rid of humans that are causing it so much trouble…what if … nature took over some of the left over materials we had discarded – metal, clay… – and they started making more substantial hives and more substantial communities to protect themselves and get rid of us.” – Mary Beth Magyar on her Anal0gous series

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