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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Next time, I speak with Marco Good. He moved to the north woods in the seventies to learn the old style of logging done with horses.

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Marco Good went out on his own many years ago to live more simply and to learn the old logging style using horses. He’s done a lot, and now he pass...

Bought by WTIP and WDSE


  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Next time, I speak with Brandy Toft, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s Environmental Deputy Director. And we’ll chat about the band’s solar projects ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I head out to Cass Lake to talk with Brandy Toft, she’s the Environmental Deputy Director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She works on se...

Bought by WDSE


  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Next time, I go to Hackensack to visit Udom’s Thai Restaurant where I talk with Udom and her family about Thai cooking. We’ll talk about the magic ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I drive down to Hackensack to talk to a family that is cooking up traditional Thai food. I’ve been to the restaurant a few times with my fam...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2019
  • Length: 10:00
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Today, I join the Lutefisk Guy, Bill Bauman, to talk about the annual Lutefisk dinner, a tradition that many look forward to for many reasons, and ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 10:00
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Next time, I head out to Virginia, MN to talk with Bill Baumann about the annual Lutefisk Dinner at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Join me for Northern Voices. We'll hear from Michelle Defoe about what makes the tradition of moccasin-making full of lessons, culture, and heart.

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Today I talk with Michelle Defoe, artist and moccasin maker. Her work is intricate, vibrant, and tells a story. I meet up with Michelle at her arti...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 10:00
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Next time, I speak with Rachel Doherty at the Mesabi East Environmental Education Center in Aurora, MN. She's the Greenhouse Manager and Agricultur...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I’m heading to Aurora to check out the Mesabi East Environmental Education Center where students are building confidence in their growing ab...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Next time on Northern Voices... Lyz Jaakola dreamed of the group 20 years ago, and today they’re rehearsing, recording and sharing their voices. Jo...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, before hunkering down, I get to hang out with Oshkii Gizhik Singers as they go through the process of learning a new song and then recording...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 10:00

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Today, I talk to Noreen Thomas, an organic farmer outside of Moorhead, MN, with Doubting Thomas Farms. It’s the very beginning of March, and I’m ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Today at the conference, before Stay At Home, before social distancing, I meet up with John Shimek from 8th Fire Solar. John is giving a presentati...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Next time, I talk with Brian French co-founder and director of the Duluth Folk School. Join me for Northern Voices and we’ll hear about how the Dul...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:30
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Before we had to get used to the “new normal” due to the pandemic… I visited the Duluth Folk School… It’s been closed in recent weeks, but join me ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 10:00