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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. 

Early Bird Fishing: Plowed Roads on Area Lakes

Jan 4, 2021

Jeff Sundin joins John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show for Early Bird Fishing Guide.  Jeff lets us know that ice fishing is getting more convenient now with access to roads plowed on area lakes.  Many of the resorts on Winnie and Leech Lake are allowing access of larger vehicles and wheelhouses onto the lakes with Mille Lacs still restricted to ATV’s and snowmobiles.  Jeff and John also discuss the restrictions on the road on Lake of the Woods that leads to the resorts on the Northwest Angle.

Phenology Report: 12/22/20

Dec 31, 2020
Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  This week John discusses later than average below zero temps, the common polypody fern, house sparrows, ravens, and much more! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for students and listeners to connect with the station about nature.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the phenological correspondence and classroom observations sent his way.  He shares and discusses them every Tuesday morning during the Phenology Show. 

In this pre-holiday talkback segement we heard from classrooms and regular listeners alike! 

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 

Mino Oshki Biboon! Happy New Year in Ojibwe

Dec 28, 2020

Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn to say Happy New Year in Ojibwe: Mino Oshki Biboon!  Nana Boozhoo and Natasha talk about New Year's resolutions and they sing Auld Lang Syne for us.

More Happy New Year in Ojibwe here.

Sports Page Chiristmas Eve Edition

Dec 28, 2020

Scott Hall, Kyle Erickson and Fred Freidman struggle to join Heidi and John via Zoom for a special Christmas Eve edition of the Morning Show.  They talk about the Timberwolves win, NBA player James Harden violating the league's COVID-19 protocols, Minnesota High School sports and Covid-19 and they discuss breakdancing becoming an Olympic sport.  Scott Hall shares some Christmas sports trivia and they end by naming their favorite NFL football coaches.

Early Bird Fishing: Ice Fishing Safety Concerns

Dec 28, 2020

Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer for the Christmas Eve Thursday Morning Show.  They talk about safety concerns when ice fishing.  Jeff tells us how he had to change his fishing plans for the week because of the weather.  He reminds us that the strong winds during a snowstorm can move the ice and snow changing the route you took to get on the lake and possibly causing you to be stranded from shore.

Northern Waters Land Trust is a non-profit conservation organization working to protect water quality and preserve environmentally sensitive lands and water resources. Formerly the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation, they serve the watersheds in Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard and Aitkin Counties of Minnesota, and represents 2,235 lakes, 3,400 miles of rivers and streams, and nearly 4.2 million acres.