Scott Hall

Senior Producer

Scott retired from hosting the Morning Show at the end of 2015, but still is an important part of our staff. He has the time to delve into stories a bit more, and he shares those stories with our listeners.

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We have the second in a series of reports and interviews about solar energy and the people who use it and build it here in northern MN.

The solar power industry is growing fast in Minnesota and, in different ways, it has a lot to offer residents and businesses in northern MN.  Today we have the first in a series we call “Solar Systems”.  Solar Systems will consist of reports and interviews about solar energy and the people who use it and build it in northern MN. 

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

It's Tuesday and that means it's time to talk nature.  Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer puts together a report of the subtle and not so subtle changes he's noticed in the past week and he shares those observations with our listeners.  Latimer is out of town this week, so Pam Perry is pinch hitting for him.  Pam is a retired, non-game wildlife biologist with the Minneosta Department of Natural Resources.  Among other things, they talk weather, birds, frogs, turtles and deerflies in this segment.  We loved hearing from Pam today and encourage you to listen to this segment!  Do you leave a ramp in low spots like window wells around your house so little frogs can escape after they get it?  Pam does.  Do you leave peanuts out for birds?  Pam does.  Did you know it's already the start of the migratory season?  Pam talks about it.  She loves the outdoors it made her career it was a pleasure having her on the air this morning.  Nice job pinch hitting, Pam Perry!

Karen Oothoudt via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB page

Northern Minnesota is a pretty incredible place.  We celebrate the natural world around us every Tuesday morningon what we call the Phenology Show.  Our Phenology Talkaback segment happens each Tuesday at around 7:45am.  It's the time of the week when we gather and share the natural sightings, obersvations and questions our listeners have sent throughout the week.

John Bauer

Program 73  "A Close Call": Setbacks and the High Cost of Rebuilding the Dam, 1948 - 49

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".