Arts and Cultural Heritage

Cohasset, MN - Supporters of Our Mississippi Our Future are holding a community forum on Thursday, January 23 at the Cohasset Community Center from 5:00-7:30pm. This event is free, open to the public and a light meal will be served. Registration is requested. You can find registration links at ourmississippiourfuture.org/events or on our Facebook page.  There will also be an event in Bemidji on Sunday January 26th at the First Lutheran Church in Bemidji from 3-5pm. 

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Yes, it's puppets on the radio!  Ojibwe puppets created and from the mind of Michael Lyons.  In our first episode we learn the Ojibwe word for coffee and we get to hear the super puppet couple of Nana Boozhoo and Natasha. 

Check out more of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo on YouTube!

 Leah Lemm heads to Hackensack to talk to a family that is cooking up traditional Thai food.  This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Citizens of MN. 

This is the first of our podcast series from KAXE/KBXE's Strong Women.  Not broadcast on the radio they are a little more off-the-cuff.  Let us know what you think! 

We've been holding Strong Women focus groups at KAXE/KBXE in the last year, talking with women in rural northern MN about their lives and experienced.

This time when we gathered we talked about women supporting other women.  Laura Connelly led this focus group and in this conversation she talks about themes that surfaced and what they mean.

Our Strong Women conversations will continue on the radio, and soon, podcast only conversations as well!  Stay tuned!

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On Northern Voices this week Leah Lemm profiles Iron Range Native and Finnish-American musician Sara Pajunen. She is a violinist, composer and sound artist who lives in Duluth. Sara tells us about her Finnish ancestry, and the traditional music that she plays and writes, plus about a project of hers that incorporates family history, landscape and sound.   Northern Voices is made possible with funding from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Listen to our newest Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund produced series with Leah Lemm

In this episode she talked with partners Laurie Benge and Brad Jones. Laurie is a public health nurse with Itasca County. Brad is a Natural Resources instructor at Itasca Community College. They live and work on their own farm.

Shannon Fitch is not only KAXE/KBXE's Volunteer of the Year, she is a licensed independent daycare provider.  She gave us an up close and personal view on what it means to run her own business, and to care for the next generation. 

We continue our Strong Women series with an analysis of a focus group recently held at KAXE in Grand Rapids.  Laura Connelly lead the conversation - she's a recipient of a Bush Fellowship and studies and leads conversations with a focus on human-centered design.

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The Ragamala Dance Company has brought their "emotional vistas" of Indian Dance to audiences large and small  for the past 25 years. The troupe brings Sacred Earth, a multi-modal original theatrical dance experience, to Bemidji Wednesday, April 19.

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