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

https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/amy-s-gallery

Senator Amy Klobucher  joined us on Making Sausage this week to talk about the recent vote on net neutrality and a fire fighter cancer registry.

dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html

Heidi and John spoke with Paul Lundgren State of Minnesota Wildfire Section Manager about:

  • Burning restrictions and why they contribute to wildfire prevention (30 percent reduction in Minnesota wildfires during the last decade).
  • Consequences of an escaped burn pile – injury and property destruction
  • Number of wildfires and acres burned so far in spring 2018

Information on Burning Restrictions visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Strong Susie

May 3, 2018
John Bauer

In the first in our Strong Women series – where we listen to the stories of the lives of women in northern MN. Today we talk to Susie Loeffler of Grand Rapids.

Do you know a strong woman we should talk to?  Do you have a comment you'd like to share?  Send it along to comments@kaxe.org

Barbara Schlichting's First Lady Mystery series connects historical events with the modern world.  So far, she's written former first ladies Mary Lincoln, Dolley Madison and Edith Roosevelt into homicides related to a seemingly innocent dollhouse store in downtown Minneapolis. A prolific writer, Schlichting also wrote the mystery Body on the Tracks, several children's books, poetry, and she's developed a Martha Washington picture book focusing on her early days as first lady.

Gaelynn Lea is a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a woman living with a disability.   Since the age of 2, her electric wheelchair has moved her through the world as a result of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease.  For the past 24 years, she's been playing the violin.  Her profound talent has become a successful, globetrotting career as a musician.  In recent years, Gaelynn has become a passionate and public advocate for people with disabilities, promoting positive social change in terms of how individuals and societies understand the experience of living with disabilities. This weekend, Gaelynn will perform her music at the Iron Range Earth Fest and she will host a presentation titled "ABCs of Disability: Raising awareness, eliminating barriers and shaping cultures."

Our monthly conversation about our homes and houses.  Local real estate agent Jesse Davis joins us in the studio along with Vicky Will from Open Season Cleaning.  This month our topic is Cleaning.

As a nation, we've grieved together in the wake of the most recent school shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.   As a news source, Northern Community Radio has delivered NPR reporting of the aftermath to our listeners every day since.  In northern Minnesota, events such as these hit home in a particularly unsettling way.  It happened here, too.

Thank you to the Brainerd Community for planning the KAXE Tower fundraiser at the Roundhouse Brewery on Sunday, February 18th.

The event was a great success raised a lot of money and was a great community gathering.

John and Spoke with Sarah Hayden Shaw, owner of Sage on Laurel.  

 

Our heartfelt thanks to:

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer's mysteries have garnered national attention, accolades and loyal followers for years.  Now that he's ventured into the world of children's books, he's attracting a whole new population of readers.  His series "Ordinary People Change The World" features historical figures who've done incredible things, but Meltzer presents them in ways kids can readily relate to.  True stories from their childhoods shine new light on people

The Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival is a celebration organized by Little Black Dress, INK.  Little Black Dress, INK conducts a yearly theatrical writing contest and finalists from that contest are showcased in theater festivals across the country.  Collaborating with local theater groups, the  original works created by women are portrayed onstage, in multiple cities, on the same day.  This Sunday, International Women's Voices Day,

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