Katie Carter


Katie is our Area Voices producer.  

She gets to share the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota. 

She also helps with website content, pinch hits on the morning show and whatever else needs to be done around the station. 

She worked in a one- year grant funded position for KAXE back in '08 and has been back at the mother ship since July 2016. 

Ways to Connect

Kandace Creel Falcón

I really hope people just take away a little bit more curiosity about thinking about their own self in relationship to their space and in relationship to their public and private personas and what that means for their own gender identities and what that means for visioning futures where we all can be our fullest and most authentic selves. - Kandace Creel Falcón


...that's what art gives us, a better world...Artists, they create works either to document history... or they're a reflection of society and human nature, and it's always been a big part of art in terms of either history or creating stories with a moral in order to give things for people to think about in life - in terms of where we are as a society and how we want to interact with one another... Laura Goliaszewski, Gallery Director, Talley & Harlow/Kleven Galleries.


Show Me A Story, the current exhibit at The Harlow/Kleven Gallery within the Watermark Art Center, inspires curiosity by inviting the viewer to engage thoughtfully with each work.   Laura Goliaszewski curated the show.  In this Area Voices segment she discusses the cultural relevance of art, the current and upcoming exhibits, and how experiencing art allows people to more deeply experience themselves and more meaningfully move through the world.



Jen Sincero is a badass.  She was always cool – she once played in a punk band called Crotch and worked at a record company – but she became a true badass when she took control of her financial struggles and created the life she truly wanted for herself.  Since then, she’s authored several badass books: You are a Badass, You are a Badass Every Day, You are a Badass at Making Money, and her latest book Badass Habits.  In this Area Voices segment, Sincero talks with host Katie Carter about her shift from punk band member to life coach, inspirational speaker, and now best-selling author. She also shares solid advice from Badass Habits, a collection of wisdom and a step-by-step guide for readers committed to ditching habits that don’t serve them and developing the habits necessary for the life they want to live. 

It actually changes your brain. It changes your body, your perception of your body, and it changes your spirit, too. - Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss, Support Within Reach


Support Within Reach is an area nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of sexual violence.  Gabrielle Congrave Baggenstoss is a Regional Navigator for Support Within Reach. In this Area Voices segment, she discusses her work, explains sexual exploitation and who is at greatest risk, discusses the prevalence of sex trafficking in our region, addresses date rape, and educates on both the psychological effects of sexual violence and how to help individuals who’ve been traumatized it.  


I remember there being something about the presence of art as a green light for being yourself - there's just something about it…your studio - this is where things are emerging, this is where you were sort of sharing your inner process and so I could bring things that I was working on and thinking about in my inner process into the conversation. - Tiaju Geri Willimek on inspiration to share ideas upon visiting Marley Kaul’s art studio 

I think that this time of the year and especially this year … we want to connect. And I think connecting through art and giving that gift that's so personal….  It has a little bit more of a human connection.

One of my potters said, “you know, I'm making that work and I'm thinking about who's going to own it.” ... And so there's that personal connection to another person through that work. And I think that's really evident when you're buying a piece of original art. - Lori Forshee-Donnay,  Watermark Art Center

I'm not really sure where the style came from, but it's sort of evolved from me wanting to paint realistically when I was younger and I could never quite get it to look how I wanted it to. And I think just continuing to work and practice... it sort of evolved into this really bright, sort of intense, vibrant colored artwork... Kari Townsdin

…I can say that myself and everyone in my office takes great pride in the integrity of the election. –JoDee Treat, Beltrami County Auditor and Treasurer

…it was an utterly nonpartisan process... we sat together; it was a very careful accounting job that we did, and we had Republicans and Democrats. We didn't discuss politics, of course, and everybody took it very seriously to make sure that voters had a good experience. – Mark Morrissey, Beltrami County Election Official

Louise Waakaa'igan spent 16 years in prison.  During that time, she leaned on a coping mechanism she developed in her early teens - poetry.   Inspired and encouraged by the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop,  she honed her writing skills while incarcerated.

…rather than looking at the incident itself that led them there or the series of incidents, I turn over the platform for these incredible poets and prose writers and memoirists to share their words and to share their humanity in a hope that we can collapse that gap between us and them... And I think that this project We Are All Criminals certainly does seek to shine a spotlight on the racial disparities within our criminal legal system from the start to the end and then back again...

Prisons… they don't disappear problems. They disappear people and they exacerbate problems.  

Emily Baxter, We Are All Criminals