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.


210 Pieces

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Minnesota writer Sue Leaf shares personal stories along with the natural history and effects of climate change on Lake Superior’s South Shore.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 11:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Susan Hawkinson’s new book “The Adventures of Annie McCallum” enjoyed by children and adults.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 10:20
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Simon Hargreaves is a writer living in Minnesota. But before that, he lived in California, went to school for photography, and worked in cinema and...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 11:18
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Duluth writer Dianna Hunter’s new environmental mystery highlights real-life issues of copper-nickel mining and the importance of local news reporting

  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 12:31
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The 2024 American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards did not disappoint children’s librarian Tracy Kampa (much).

  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 11:14
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Emma Törzs talks about how the 'enforced coziness' of Minnesota winters helps her write and the rules of magic in her debut novel "Ink Blood Sister...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 10:13
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In a recent What We’re Reading interview, DiCamillo talked with Grand Rapids Area Library children’s librarian Tracy Kampa about writing, the impor...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 10:54
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“My favorite hour of the year.” Children’s librarian Tracy Kampa is back to celebrate another year of the Newbery, Caldecott and other American Lib...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:03
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Writer Joe Prosit shares his experience with “do-it-yourself” publishing and reveals his new cyberpunk sci-fi trilogy called “From Order."

  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 10:43
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A follow-up to his 2017 memoir “Deep Woods, Wild Waters,” Douglas Woods shares more of experiences in the natural world in “A Wild Path.”

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 10:48
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New books from authors Karen Berger, Candace Fleming, and Ellen Oh are among the latest books recommended by Grand Rapids Area Library children’s l...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 10:19
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Photographer Travis Novitsky and astrophysicist Annette S. Lee collaborate on a book celebrating the science of and our connections to the northern...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 12:00
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Minnesota writer and music critic Nate Patrin examines the history of pop songs in films in his new book "The Needle and the Lens."

  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 11:09
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On the latest installment of What We're Reading, Grand Rapids Area Library children's librarian Tracy Kampa reviewed two new picture books, a graph...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 10:01
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Matthew Batt’s new book “The Last Supper Club” takes us behind the scenes of restaurants and waiting tables.

  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 11:45
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Linda LeGarde Grover is a Minnesota writer and Minnesota Book Award winner, a professor emerita at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a member...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2023
  • Length: 10:02
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“Power & Light” marks novelist Will Weaver’s return to the themes of “Red Earth, White Earth” and “Sweet Land.”

  • Added: Oct 31, 2023
  • Length: 09:56
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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: Oct 24, 2023
  • Length: 10:33
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In Patty Wetterlings new book, "Dear Jacob: A Mother’s Journey of Hope", we get a detailed account of the decades-long investigation to bring Jacob...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2023
  • Length: 13:22
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Duluth writer John Teschner's new thriller is a timely story about a fight over ancestral land in Hawaii.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 10:55