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 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

This morning we had the chance to talk with Vermilion Community College Basketball Coach Paul McDonald about his career.  Tune in, and check out the article in the Timberjay too

Every First Friday of the month we check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN.  She fill us in on the new art around Grand Rapids, the artists' receptions happening around town and the live music scene.   Artists in the attic and the basement of the Old Central School, two new exhibits at the MacRostie with an artists' reception accompanied by jazz music and exciting information about an upcoming art trip through western Minnesota and the Fargo area were just a little of what she shared today.

Julie Nester and Terry Cooper started True Stories from the Edge in Ely last winter.  The monthly, wintertime story-telling event was a wildly successful from the get-go.  Regular people gather together to share and celebrate stories.  Folks who wish to share a story of 6 minutes or less, put their names in a hat and what happens after that is literally the luck of the draw.  Each month's stories fall under a specific theme and this first round of stories all relate to the phrase, "I didn't see that coming!"  This year's story-telling season kicked off last night in Ely.  We spoke with Jul

Aaron Olson-Reiners teaches art at Hibbing Community College.  He creates art in his home studio and is one of the newest artists creating in the attic of the Old Central School in Grand Rapids.  He stopped by the morning show and discussed what an artist-in-residence is all about, his process, influences, the music he listens to while creating, and much more.  

On the first Friday of every month we connect with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.  She fills us in on all the arts events happening around town.  Authors, artists, musicians, and much more are included in tonight's events!  The MacRostie Art Center will feature Raplph Hanngi Jr. and Saulaman Schlegel.  Get out and enjoy all the creative energy flowing around Grand Rapids! 

Strong Kathleen

Jun 21, 2018
John Bauer

We continue our series with Strong Women in northern Minnesota that have stories to tell.  Kathleen Blake talks with John Bauer.  This story made possible in part by the Arts and Cultural heritage Fund and the citizens of MN.

Laura Packer is a professional story-teller, writer, coach and self proclaimed "real-time dreamer." Passionate about the power of storytelling  to build empathy,  cultivate relationships and create connection between humans, Packer uses her gifts to help others.  She facilitates workshops to help others use storytelling as a way to share experiences and ultimately help build community and understanding.