Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

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Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit organization that operates a unique community-based public radio station, KAXE and KBXE. NCR serves most of north central, northeastern and northwestern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM and a 50,000-watt signal in Bemidji at 90.5 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9 FM and in Ely at 103.9 FM

Northern Community Radio is a different kind of radio. When you tune in NCR you hear northern Minnesota...its people, environment, communities, attitude. These are the "stars" of NCR programs. NCR is a place where people gather to dance to good music or to find out about the flowers in the ditches and the birds at their feeders. It's a place to learn about the world, laugh, meet good neighbors, and share ideas.

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Local independent producer David McDonald recently returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014. During his service, he interviewed over 40 fellow Peace Corps Volunteers as well as recorded a fascinating variety of audio from all over Morocco.

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252 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice. As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.

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1 Piece

Each week host Bobbie Kleffman talks with people who have a passion for horses.

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583 Pieces

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.

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41 Pieces

Reviews from a wide variety of arts venues and events around Minnesota.

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The annual Bemijigamaag Powwow brings together natives and non-natives to celebrate the tradition of the powwow and community. Presented by Ampers and supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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148 Pieces

Between You and Me is our weekly get together, a mix of music and conversation. Including commentaries from regular contributors like Aaron Brown, Guido and The Last Word

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70 Pieces

A radio segment about Ojibwe language and culture that features puppets. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Caption: Tippy, Credit: Karen Oothoudt
121 Pieces

The Call of the Wild is a call to your heart. The call to the wild part of yourself that you want to express in the work that you do. Sometimes you can even make a living doing what you love. And sometimes you can’t, but you still do it. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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633 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji. Also heard on KSRQ in Thief River Falls and on WTIP in Grand Marais.


Latest Pieces

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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response an...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:52
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The Red Lake Solar Project is a comprehensive energy initiative with potential to change the energy game for the Red Lake Nation while creating loc...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 12:40
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Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn the Ojibwe words for forgot "wanendam" and remember "mikendam". Natash and Nana Boozhoo remember some thing...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 04:42
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This week on Minnesota Music notes Brett Carter features Minnesota singer songwriter John Magnuson. John Magnuson released Barely Noticeable, a 13...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Miriam Tell, Sarah Morris...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:12
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The new moon is rising: the eyelid of God is upon us. If the clouds clear at all, Mars will be shining in the western sky, and if you stay up for ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week celebrated ONE year since we've hosted the Statewide Conversations on MN's COVID-19 response with MN Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. She ma...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:13
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Next time on Northern Voices, I’ll talk with a few folks from Indian Education in ISD318 here in Itasca County, during Family Fun Night - where we ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:31
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Right between East Rapids Elementary School and the local middle school is a plot of land dedicated to Indian Education and many outdoor activities...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 10:00
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For the first time in over a year, Jillian Rae will share a stage with her band tonight. Performing at the Chief Theater in Bemidji, she's kicking...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 10:59