Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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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 Bemidji at 105.3 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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494 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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14 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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572 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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My father is a masonry contractor and so I grew up building chimneys. I grew up working on chimneys and so I came at it from the masonry side of re...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 12:13
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Pine River is a quaint community with a population of just under 1000 people. It's a rural town with a progressive spirit. Hunt Utilities Group is ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 17:41
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Hear performers on air live on KAXE/KBXE, including Charlie Parr, Jillian Rae, Eric Carlson, Doyle Turner, Jacob Mahon and more.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:12
Caption: Mia by Blair Treuer
Blair Treuer's textile exhibit "Portraits" opens tomorrow night (Friday) at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji and will be on display thru March. ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 17:27
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This week Nana Boozhoo teaches us Shaynowishkung "The Man Who Rattles" - otherwise known as Chief Bemidji.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 05:24
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Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown meet at the Reif Center for a live event moderated by Heidi Holtan. They talk about rebuilding and making sustainable...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:55
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On this segment of Stay Human we go live with a call in joke show. Share jokes with Michael Goldberg, Gail Ottteson, Frieda Hall and many call in ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:53
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Today we learned from the Michael Lyons creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo how to count to 10 in Ojibwe!

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 04:19
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Julie Crabb moved to the tiny town of Meadowlands from California. It was a move that changed her life for the better. Hear all about it in this ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 10:48
Caption: Katie Carter & Helen Abramson
Helen Abramson grew up in the Meadowlands area. She has fond memories of celebrations at the Bohemian National Hall and is a treasure trove of loc...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 14:32