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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10 Pieces

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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548 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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5 Pieces

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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44 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.

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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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592 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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In the second part of this Dig Deep conversation with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn they continue the conversation about how different the 2020 elec...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 24:26
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In the first part of this Dig Deep conversation with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn they have a discussion - talking and LISTENING - about how differ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 19:47
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We continue the conversation on Dig Deep with liberal Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn. This time, the state of Minnesota when it comes t...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 14:31
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Today on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn the Ojibwe word for October, "Binaakwe-gizis" or leaves falling moon. October, the month that brings the be...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 04:00
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Today on Stay Human, how to get your canoe from Alaska to Minnesota, and be home in time for supper. Jack Nachbar takes us down the river, and we'...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
  • Length: 57:40
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"Atomic Love" is Jennie Fields' new book. It’s a work of historical fiction set against the backdrop of Chicago after WW2, where we meet Rosalind P...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2020
  • Length: 09:30
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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's r...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and KVSC


  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 28:42
  • Purchases: 2
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CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Join host Brett Carter, Fridays at...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:03:46
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CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Join host Brett Carter, Fridays at...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:00:06
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CenterStage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Join host Brett Carter, Fridays at...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:04:06
  • Purchases: 1