Bemidji Area Doctor Diane Pittman on COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

On our extended hour of the Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks to Dr. Diane Pittman from True North Health Care in Bemidji about COVID-19.

Michael Lyons

This week Nana Boozhoo teaches us Shaynowishkung "The Man Who Rattles" - otherwise known as Chief Bemidji. 

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo is a YouTube Ojibwe puppet podcast that you can NOW hear on KAXE/KBXE Monday Mornings at 7:20am. 

Peggy Stevens Photography

Lyn Rye challenged herself to write and record a demo of a song once a week. Instead of a pile of new songs, the work resulted in her latest album "Roots of Rye" which is available now. The band stopped by the studio to play a live set and talk about their midwest tour ending in Bemidji. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Hear New Music with Kari Hedlund every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 and 10.

Mychal Stittsworth is owner and CEO of Stittsworth Meats in Bemidji. What began as a family-operated meat market in Nymore has grown and changed substantially under Mychal’s leadership. In the KAXE/KBXE Local Food interview below, we discovered that many of the changes in the Stittsworth business model reflect broader changes in the meat industry—in markets, on farms, in schools, and at grocery stores. Mychal Stittsworth grew up in the business and also trained as an engineer.

Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht joined us this morning to tell us more about the acknowledgment of Indigenous Peoples' Treaty Day in Bemidji.  We also featured Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo, Close to Home from the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in Grand Rapids as well a conversation with Kayla Aubid - Gallery Director at MacRostie Art Center in downtown Gr

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!

Bemidji Pioneer

Last Sunday the Star Tribune had a headline "'Bemidji First' candidates, organizer fined over campaign violations".  Robert Saxton was mentioned in that article, as one of the citizens who filed a complaint to the MN Campaign Finance Board.  Tune in here for our conversation:

Today we continued our Strong Women series on KAXE/KBXE.  It's funded by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and we talk with women with all kinds of experiences.  Today it's the 3rd term mayor of Bemidji, Rita Albrecht.  Let us know about a Strong Woman in your community send us an email

David Harrington

Room Service opened on Broadway back in 1937.  It was an instant hit and the story made its way to the big screen the following year.  This comical, theatrical farce has now made its way to the Bemidji Community Theater stage.  It opens Friday, February 1st at 7pm.  Additional showtimes are February 2nd, 8th and 9th at 7pm and February 3rd and 10th at 2pm.  We spoke with Derrick Houle who directs the play on the morning show.  He told us about the play's beginnings, what directing a play is like and how he got started in th

For the third year, Women's Marches took place across the country recently.  More than 100 people marched in Bemidji, despite the frigid temps.  Mattea Elhard and Pam Lemm helped organize the Bemidji event.  They stopped by the morning show to tell us what everyone was marching for, what changes they've seen come about because of the marches over the last couple of years, and they told us why it