Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland

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

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'Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland,' shares sustainable practices, traditions, and indigenous and ancestral ways of life of Northern Minnesotans.

'Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland,' shares sustainable, traditional, indigenous, and ancestral practices of Northern Minnesotans. Through these conversations, 'Northern Voices' celebrates the richness of individual, organizational, and communal ways of life within the region.


68 Pieces

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In the first episode of 'Northern Voices,' I speak with partners Laurie Benge and Brad Jones for whom farming is a family tradition.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today’s episode, I talk with partners Laurie Benge and Brad Jones. Laurie is a public health nurse with Itasca County. Brad is a Natural Resources ...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the next episode, I speak with Annie Humphrey, She’s an artist of many types, working with youth, with her tribe, Leech Lake, and making music. ...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today’s episode, I talk with Annie Humphrey, musician, artist, self-described Queen of the Side Hustle. She lives in a way that embodies many aspec...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In the next episode, I speak David Manuel and Michael VanHorn of Gitigaanike Red Lake Local Foods Initiatives, which is improving healthy food acce...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today’s episode, I talk with David Manuel and Michael VanHorn, both work with the Gitigaanike/Red Lake Local Foods Initiative. The foods initiati...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
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Next time, I speak with JoDan Rousu from White Earth, who’s family has been making maple syrup for decades. Join me for Northern Voices and hear Jo...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I talk with JoDan Rousu, whose family has been collecting and preparing maple syrup, or sugarbushing, for years. I meet up with him in Calla...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Next time, I speak with Sara Pajunen: violinist, composer and sound artist who lives in Duluth. Join me for Northern Voices where Sara talks with m...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I talk with Sara Pajunen ( pī yŏŏ nĭn ) - violinist, composer and sound artist who lives in Duluth. Today we’re going to talk about her Fi...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Next time, I speak with Frank Bibeau, who is, among many things, an attorney and water protector. He has inherited a wild rice and smoked white fis...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I talk with Frank Bibeau, he is an attorney with an incredible depth of knowledge and he and his wife are water protectors. Frank has inheri...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Next time, I speak with Rose Arrowsmith Decoux, children’s book author and storyteller. Join me for Northern Voices where Rose will talk about he...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today I get to spend some time at Great Expectations School in Grand Marias where storyteller and children’s book author, Rose Arrowsmith Decoux is...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Next time, I speak with Kelsey Gantzer with the Rutabaga Project out of Virginia, MN. The project works to increase access to healthy foods for eve...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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I visit Virginia, MN to speak with the Rutabaga Project Manager, Kelsey Gantzer. She tells me all about the various initiatives that the Rutabaga p...

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Next time, I speak with Jay Rigdon and Erik Heimark who operate Maple Ridge Produce & Maple Ridge Baking Co. - their own farm and bakery. Join me...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I get to visit a bakery and a small farm both operated by Jay Rigdon and Erik Heimark. I expect there to be many ways in which they’re resou...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
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Next time, I speak with Marlise Riffel with the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability about the annual Earth Fest in Mountain Iron.

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I head up 169 to Mountain Iron for the annual Earth Fest put on by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability. I’ll highlight a few of th...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 10:00