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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

Last week we talked with one of our members (you know the drill:  we pulled up a chair to one of our member's kitchen tables and we got to know them a little bit better) from north of Nashwauk. 

I knew it would be fun when I saw the look on John Bauer's face when he heard the word "kefir".  Kim was so much fun, we talked about the bionic woman, sign language interpreting, and Kim's band Hobo Revival

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.

Bemidji Pioneer

Earlier today Scott Hall reported on an informational meeting held by Enbridge Energy regarding the Line 3 pipeline.

The Canadian oil pipeline company, Enbridge Energy, wants to build another pipeline across northern MN.The company currently operates six lines that carry oil from Clearbrook - along a route that roughly follows highway 2.  The lines deliver oil to refineries in Superior, Wisconsin and beyond. 

Our largest source of funding is our listeners, people like YOU, who become members. 

It's almost the end of 2016 and this Friday we will bring you the Flash Drive Marathon. 

Bob Conzemius

Dr. Bob Conzemius is our Big Weather Picture guy.  Tuesday mornings he and John Latimer do a deep dive into weather.  Have a burning weather question?  Email us

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.

The Call of the Wild – the Creative Economy of the North Woods travels the highways and back roads of northern MN to meet the people who live and work here. From the crafters and artists to hunters and gatherers to loggers and entrepreneurs.  On this episode we meet the folks behind Crapola in Ely. 

Do you hear the Call of the Wild?  Do you know someone who follows their own path?  Email us

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