What We're Reading

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

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What We're Reading is Northern Community Radio's discussion on the books we're reading and talking about. Hosted and produced by Tammy Bobrowsky.

What We're Reading is Northern Community Radio's discussion on the books we're reading and talking about. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

189 Pieces

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"Rez Ball" is based on writer Byron Graves' adolescence while growing up and playing basketball on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2023
  • Length: 13:20
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On the latest installment of What We're Reading, Grand Rapids Area Library children's librarian Tracy Kampa reviewed new picture and middle-grade b...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 10:23
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Professor Jason Fitger returns and misadventures abound in Julie Schumacher's new novel "The English Experience."

  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 10:11
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A.R. Frederiksen's short stories are atmospheric with lots of thrills and chills. A.R. Frederiksen is a writer from Denmark and former exchange st...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 09:05
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Writer Barry Babcock credits the Bonga family, descendants of an African slave, as being an important part of Northern Minnesota's history.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 06:21
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Award-winning and best-selling writer Jennifer Ackerman returns with a fascinating scientific investigation into owls.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 14:04
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Shannon Gibney's "Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight" is a light-hearted story for everyone, but has a special message for dias...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 12:24
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Ty Yule describes himself in his memoir Chemically Enhancd Butch as “a scruffy, middle-aged, retired queer cult leader” and “a happy husband and a ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • Length: 14:54
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Nora Lester Murad is a writer, educator, and activist. Born and raised in a Jewish-American family, she later married a Muslim-Palestinian and rais...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2023
  • Length: 10:33
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Minnesota writer and motivational speaker Shelly Breen is the author of the "Shelly Bean, the Sports Queen" series and will be a keynote speaker at...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 11:59
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Grand Rapids Area Library children's librarian Tracy Kampa reviews and recommends new children's books of interest for "What We're Reading."

  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 06:49
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David Mura’s new book "The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives," urges us to change our racial narratives.

  • Added: May 30, 2023
  • Length: 12:39

  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 11:14

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 10:47
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Minnesota writer Timothy Cochrane's new book, Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater, tells us the story of a Métis man and ...

  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 12:26
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In our What We're Reading conversation, we hear how Kling got his start as a storyteller, how he knows when a story really catches an audience, and...

  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 09:23
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This week on What We're Reading, Grand Rapids Area Library children's librarian Tracy Kampa shared new picture and middle-grade books. Kampa recom...

  • Added: May 02, 2023
  • Length: 09:42
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Dubbed the “King of Midwestern novels” by Entertainment Weekly, J. Ryan Stradal is the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest, The Lager Queen, an...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2023
  • Length: 11:57
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The Minnesota Book Awards is an exciting event, and not just because of the drama and fanfare and anticipation of the winners. Ultimately, it is a ...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2023
  • Length: 09:26
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Learn about new books and events from the Brainerd and Bemidji public libraries. Also, readers chime in on favorite books about the great outdoors.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2023
  • Length: 09:35