Area Voices

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show connect listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in northern Minnesota.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show keep you up-to-date on the local arts scene, help you stay informed on cultural happenings, and transport you to Minnesota's storied past. Connecting listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in Northern Minnesota. All in a week's work on Area Voices.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.


387 Pieces

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Ralph Hanggi, Jr. is a retired art instructor who has been exhibiting his work in galleries across the United States since the early 1970s. He's c...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 11:20
Caption: Kent Estey Art
Contemporary Native Artist Kent Estey grew up on the White Earth reservation. He's lived on the same land for 58 years, teaches art, technology an...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 20:50
Caption: Katie Carter and DeeDee Narum
A powerful traveling exhibit has made its way to the Bemidji State University campus. The interactive experience, Native Voices, will be hosted ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 07:58
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Katie Carter talks about art events in Bemidji and Brainerd, MN

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 07:36
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Aaron Olson-Reiners is the newest artist in residence at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids, MN. He stopped by to talk about art, process and ...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 15:23
Caption: Ralph Hanggi
Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center stopped by to fill us in on the First Friday arts events in Grand Rapids, MN

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 05:42
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This Saturday, January 5th, kicks-off the Northern Indigenous Winter Games Tour. Throughout January and February everyone is invited to take part ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 10:34
Caption: Bill Scheela
Cross country skiing is a stellar way to get warm, stay in shape and enjoy the outdoors during northern Minnesota winters. Bill Scheela stopped b...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 09:48
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The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit "1968" is currently on display at the Beltrami Historical Society. It will be in Bemidji unti...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2018
  • Length: 13:00
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The Region 2 Arts Coucil awards two $6,000 grants each year to established artists who hope to further projects, dive into another aspect of their...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 12:13
Caption: Avery Merschman
Avery Merschman's web series Fallen synthesizes a deep connection to his father's Scottish heritage with an appreciation of film, love and respect ...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 09:16
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We Sit is a collaborative book of art by painter Marley Kaul and poet Geri Wilimek. Inviting readers to contemplate mortality, impermanence and ric...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 21:54
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We've been having conversations with northern Minnesota women who have stories to tell, women in leadership, women who make a positive impact on sm...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 08:43
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Ogimaakwewiwin hosts We Speak for Ourselves: Gigaagiigidotamaadizomin tonight at 5pm at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji. Native American wom...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 16:34
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This month a traveling exhibit that started at the Gizhiigen Arts Incubator in Mahnomen, MN makes its way to the offices of the Region 2 Arts Counc...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 09:30
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We're featuring poets during the morning show this week as another way to celebrate our High Five Live Drive! This morning, Bemidji poets Carol An...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 30:02
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During our High Five Fund Drive last week, we featured a daily poet laureate. Friday, Cate Belleveau stopped by KBXE and shared several original p...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 16:35
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Each day during our recent pledge drive we featured a "Poet Laureate of the Day." In this segment of our Poet Laureate of the Day, Robert Jevne, ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:37
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Alison Aune is an art professor at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. She's also a painter who creates large scale, textile inspired pieces th...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 09:58
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It's Only Clay national, juried exhibit of functional pottery opens at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji. Juror Matthew Krousey chose selections...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 10:48