Area Voices

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

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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.

Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show keep you up-to-date on the local arts scene, help you stay informed on cultural happenings, and transport you to Minnesota's storied past. Connecting listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in Northern Minnesota. All in a week's work on Area Voices.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.


628 Pieces

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The Headwaters Science Center is a multi-faceted, hands-on science and discovery experience that started as the dream of Jim and Laddie Elwell some...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 22:32
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Mitch Blessing’s current exhibit at the Talley Gallery on the Bemidji State University campus was 13 years in the making. A combination of new crea...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 18:36
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The Surface Design Association’s (SDA) thought-provoking, collaborative exhibit “Earth Matters” begs the assessment of human impact on the ecology ...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 18:32
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Gillian Bedford has been painting and exhibiting for decades. Her most recent exhibit “Landscapes and Abstracts of the North Woods” is currently on...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 16:13
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In this Area Voices segment, Magie Baumgartner discusses how being called a racist can be the beginning of critically important bridge-building as ...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 10:26
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Virginia, Gilbert, Eveleth, and Mountain Iron are Minnesota communities that have worked together as an economic engine since the 1800s. Sharing a ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 12:35
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The drought is having an effect on multiple aspects of regular life in Minnesota. Minnesota DNR Waterfowl Specialist Steve Cordts joined the mornin...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 11:40
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It’s the time of year when gardeners are busy… busy harvesting, busy saving seeds, busy prepping their plots for the upcoming Minnesota winter. Ter...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 12:00
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It’s become an end of summer tradition for Known Only Locally to take the stage as the last performance of the Mississippi Music on the Bemidji Wat...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:23
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The MN State Auditor’s Office recently released a report indicating the negative impact small forfeitures have on Minnesotans and their families. M...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 14:27
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Rail River Folk School in Bemidji will host Bemidji Pride in celebration of all things LGBTQ+. Family-friendly events begin at 1pm and include spea...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 21:02
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Water Protectors gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building in St. Paul this morning to being 4 days of prayer and ceremony in honor of Nibi. Bo...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 17:43
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Storyhill Festival was held near Deerwood. Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson of the band Storyhill discuss the event’s history and their musical...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 19:40
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Third Coast Chamber Collective is a group of emerging musicians from diverse backgrounds devoted to promoting the transformative power of Chamber m...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 21:26
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Sculpture walks, new exhibits, and opportunities for Anishinaabe artists area all included in this First Friday Arts Report!

  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 08:10
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The Beltrami County Historical Society celebrates the release of three new publications Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 4-8pm. Emily Thabes became Ex...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 12:05
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Headwaters Music and Arts hosts its annual Fiddle Camp this week. Campers range from beginners to advanced players who are playing fiddles, cello, ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 25:56
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It’s National Farmer’s Market Week! Erin Haefele from the Walker Farmer’s Market joined the morning show today. She discussed the Walker market's h...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 10:29
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Mary Therese is a Bemidji area painter who explores space, light, form, and movement. She designs drawings on fabric surfaces with dyes and beeswax...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2021
  • Length: 14:08
Caption: Michaela Raymond & Valerie Conner
Michaela Raymond came out to her wife Valerie as transgender after more than 20 years of marriage and 70 years of hiding herself. Valerie responde...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 32:09