Paddle Minnesota

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Host Jim Gallagher covers canoe culture, people, adventurers, and crafters in Minnesota.

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

Host Jim Gallagher covers canoe culture, people, adventurers, and crafters in Minnesota.


46 Pieces

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On Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher talks with writer and paddler Mark VanTassel of Blackduck, MN. Mark was the 2018 winner of the Ely bas...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 11:05
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On Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher talks with program director Collette King and instructor Phil Winger of Urban Boat Builders in St. Paul...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:07
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With the land still locked in snow and ice, producer Jim Gallagher reflects on the threads that connect him to past paddling trips, a Far North lan...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 04:26
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In this installment of Paddle Minnesota, Karen-lisa Forbes connects the threads between a wooly Arctic mammal…the meditation of spinning yarn… and ...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 05:54
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Back in late September, Paddle Minnesota producer Jim Gallagher took KBXE volunteer music programmer DJ Dang (also known as Dan Gannon) out for a p...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 12:34
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Back in the waning days of summer, Paddle Minnesota producer Jim Gallagher took KBXE volunteer music programmer David John out for a paddle to lear...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 11:34
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Paddle Minnesota producer Jim Gallagher talks with Pete Moberg about netting tullibees under the ice and Pete’s 45 years of experience gathering th...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 10:02
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On this segment of Paddle Minnesota, Jim Gallagher talks with Minnesota author Rob Kesselring. Rob’s latest book is a biography of his friend and ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 10:20
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with author Martha Greene Phillips. Martha compiled her father’s journals and old black and white photos from over 10...

Bought by WORT and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 12:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Jim Gallagher talks with educator and actor Cate Belleveau of Puposky, MN. Cate is nearing the end of a four year long quest to kayak all of the l...

Bought by WORT


  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 10:17
  • Purchases: 1
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On Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher talks with Alex Comb of Stewart River Boat Works about a big weekend of canoe related events in Ely, MN.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:31
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On this segment of Paddle Minnesota, producer Jim Gallagher is at Rail River Folk School in Bemidji. Jim talks with instructor Nate Johnson and hi...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 10:33
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Alaska singer/songwriter Susan Grace about her story of overcoming odds, renewing herself through travel, and exp...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Alanna Dore and Steffi O’Brien – the directors of the Listening Point Foundation in Ely, MN.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 11:52
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Nate Johnson of Dora Lake, MN about his philosophy, lifestyle, and experiences building birch bark canoes.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:17
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Producer Jim Gallagher looks back on a season of canoe travel and shares a story of a close call in the Alaskan wild.

Bought by KSKA


  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Producer Jim Gallagher shares tales of close calls in the wild from guide & artist Barbara Allen and singer/songwriter Susan Grace.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:57
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Alex Comb of Stewart River Boatworks about his nearly 4 decades of building and repairing boats and canoes near t...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 06:05
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with Amy and Dave Freeman about their new book “A Year in the Wilderness – Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters”. ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 10:02
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Producer Jim Gallagher talks with master woodworker John Beltman about the Susan Skiff boat building courses he’ll be teaching coming up in late Se...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 08:15