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

Last week was crazy cold for this time of year.  We heard from two classrooms full of bright, observant students and also from a crew of listeners across northern Minnesota.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your observations!  

If you are a teacher or know a teacher who would love to get his/her students involved in our phenology program, get in touch with us!  Our phenologist John Latimer loves to visit classrooms and get kids engaged in noticing the natural world around them.  You can email John at jlatimer@kaxe.org

Anthony Swann has been many things.  A chef on a travel train, owner and operator of a jazz infused coffee shop, an art enthusiast, an avid world traveler, a friend to many and a lover of life.  Through it all, he's written poetry.  His love of poetry and literature was inspired by a high school English teacher and has been constant and strong ever since.  His first full book of original poetry, Paint with Words,  has recently been published.  He sat down for a chat at the KBXE studios recently to talk about poetry and his new book.  

John Swartz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Group

Living in the north woods of Minnesota, it's hard to turn to turn a blind eye to the power of the natural world surrounding us.  That said, documenting the subtle changes in the natural world each day is a practice not many take part in.  Our resident phenologist John Latimer has been keeping phenology journals each day for 30+ years.  He's documented the subtle and not so subtle changes in the biological world that he notices day after day.  He shares his historical notes each day in a series we call Daily Phenology Notes.

Deane Johnson on KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Group

    Tuesdays are special around Northern Community Radio.  Tuesday is the day we gather the phenology reports that have been called, emailed, or sent in by our listeners and share them with the world.  We love hearing from the students and people in our region and we love learning about what you've been noticing in terms of the seasonal changes taking place in nature.   What have you seen lately?  Share your observations with us and others by leaving a message on our talkback line at 218-999-9876.  You can also send an email to comments@kaxe.org.

Walker-based Child Psychologist Amy Donnan created her line of My Feelings(tm) toys out of her drive to to help young people having trouble with their emotions.  It was the beginning of a library of tools she would develop in the name of children's mental health.    Stuffed critters,  recipes, coloring books, andmeditation recordings are all part of her toolbox to help children and their families understand and communicate in the Language of the Heart.  She talked with our Area Voices host recently about her Love My Feelings line.  

Daniel Kramer

This Saturday, December 10, The city of Hibbing will celebrate Nobel Prize Laureate Bob Dylan.  

This past October, after it was announced that Bob Dylan would be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Craig Hattam mentioned to some friends that Hibbing should consider raising funds for a statue of hometown hero Bob Dylan.  As it turns out, Dylan's contemporaries reached out and asked that in lieu of a statue, something more impactful should happen - a fundraiser supporting arts education opportunities for the young people of Hibbing.  

KAXE Season Watch Page on FB

Tuesday mornings we listen in as our resident phenologist John Latimer shares his weekly observations of the natural world around the Northern Community Radio listening area.  

What have you been noticing?

Be part of the conversation by joining our Season Watch page on Facebook, emailing comments@kaxe.org or jlatimer@kaxe.org, or call our talkback line and leave us a detailed message 218-999-9876.  

KAXE Season Watch Group on Facebook

    Tuesday morning is the time we reflect on the changes taking place in the natural world around us.  Students and regular people just like you take the time to share their observations with us and we share them with our listeners.  What are you noticing around your house, along the roadsides, on the lake or in the woods?  We'd love to hear about it!  You can call and leave a message on our TalkBack line 218-999-9876, email our resident Phenologist John Latimer at jlatimer@kaxe.org or leave a general email message at comments@kaxe.org.


Area Voices tells the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota.  Northern Community  Radio on-air volunteer Dan Gannon had the privilege of talking with three area youth who have traveled to North Dakota and taken part in the Standing Rock protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline.   Listen as they share why they went, what it was like, and the impact this movement is having on their generation. 

Area Voices: Caleigh

Dec 2, 2016

Dee Furfaro, Lenore Siems and April Larson make up the celtic, folk, bluegrass band Caleigh.  They've been making sweet, soulful music together for 20 years.  They recently stopped by the KBXE studio and talked with Area Voices producer Katie Carter about their history and the song-writing process.