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.


352 Pieces

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Caption: Katie Carter, Samantha Nienow and Tammy Schotzko
TEDx Bemidji will showcase local experts sharing their ideas worth spreading October 18th at 1pm in downtown Bemidji!

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 12:23
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First Friday events in Bemidji and surrounding areas

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 09:44

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
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First Friday events for July in Grand Rapids, MN

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 06:27
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We had the chance to talk with visiting musicians who made up the 2nd Annual Bonfire Chamber Music Festival in Grand Rapids. Mary Ellen Patnaude (...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 18:09
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The Lakes Area Music Festival(LAMF) creates ongoing arts experiences throughout the year for adults and youth in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Each sum...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 13:31
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The Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin, MN is a destination gallery tucked in the woods that has those who discover it returning again and again. Bob ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 14:24
Caption: Migizi Pensoneau
Through much of his life, Migizi Pensoneau was keenly aware of the mis-representation or lack of representation of Native Americans in the media. ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 13:24
Caption: John Latimer presents at art camp
In this segment of Area Voices, we stop by a special camp that blended art with science.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 12:31
Caption: Katie Carter & Katie Smith
Katie Smith is a Grand Rapids, MN Native who has made it her mission to provide opportunities for theater, tap dancing and film-making to youth and...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 09:33
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Checking in to find out what is going on in the Bemidji, Nevis and Virginia, MN arts scenes this October.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 04:39
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Checking in with the Ely Folk School to find out what's happening this month!

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 05:02
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Checking in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center to find out what's happening this First Friday!

  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 10:15
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The Weaving Waters Fiber Festival is a self guided fiber art studio tour through Staples, Wadena, Brainerd, Little Falls, and New York Mills, MN th...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 09:00
Caption: Quilts in Trees, Credit: Bonnie Lundorff
Bonnie Lundorff owns and operates the Willow Wood Market just south of Bemidji. Willow Wood is a cozy quilt shop and wool studio that offers a va...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:55
Caption: Lori Rose Martin-Kingbird
Lori Rose Martin-Kingbird was crowned First Runner-up in the Miss Indian World Competition held in Albuquerque, NM this past spring. She stopped b...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 13:57
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Caption: Kevin Locke, Credit: Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
For the 26 years now, the weekend after Labor Day in Walker, MN has become a multi-cultural experience bringing people together to celebrate foods...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 12:22
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Mike Schmid stopped by KBXE studios as teachers were moving their materials into a brand new building at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Bena. Mike, al...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 14:39
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Jonathan Thunder is a painter, illustrator, experimental filmmaker and cartoonist. Influenced by his native heritage, Thunder's bold, vibrant, wor...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 11:26
Caption: Backroads: Corey Medina & Bros., Credit: Lakeland PBS
Lakeland Public Television revived a favorite local program a few years ago when it brought Backroads back to viewers. Backroads features Minneso...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 13:52