Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

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Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit organization that operates a unique community-based public radio station, KAXE and KBXE. NCR serves most of north central, northeastern and northwestern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM and a 50,000-watt signal in Bemidji at 90.5 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9 FM 

Northern Community Radio is a different kind of radio. When you tune in NCR you hear northern Minnesota...its people, environment, communities, attitude. These are the "stars" of NCR programs. NCR is a place where people gather to dance to good music or to find out about the flowers in the ditches and the birds at their feeders. It's a place to learn about the world, laugh, meet good neighbors, and share ideas.

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10 Pieces

Local independent producer David McDonald recently returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014. During his service, he interviewed over 40 fellow Peace Corps Volunteers as well as recorded a fascinating variety of audio from all over Morocco.

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252 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice. As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.

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1 Piece

Each week host Bobbie Kleffman talks with people who have a passion for horses.

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8 Pieces

A live style and fashion show produced by and including Anishinaabe and BIPOC designers and models and radio interviews with artists who participated.

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789 Pieces

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.

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41 Pieces

Reviews from a wide variety of arts venues and events around Minnesota.

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61 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice about topics related to Minnesota arts culture and history. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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5 Pieces

The annual Bemijigamaag Powwow brings together natives and non-natives to celebrate the tradition of the powwow and community. Presented by Ampers and supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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40 Pieces

Between You & Me Podcast will produce and create content relevant to the daily life and culture of Northern Minnesota. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

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148 Pieces

Between You and Me is our weekly get together, a mix of music and conversation. Including commentaries from regular contributors like Aaron Brown, Guido and The Last Word


Latest Pieces

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Mae Simpson and band members Aaron and Jorgen join Malachy Koons at the KAXE studios before the "Kick it with KAXE" free concert on May 16, 2024. T...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 19:08
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KAXE's weekly list of concerts near you features the Nature Rocks festival, theyself & Maya Elena, Bemidji Block Party and the Northeast Timberland...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
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On Father’s Day, Stay Human is exploring what it takes to be a real man. John Downing reflects on his years working in domestic violence programs,...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 59:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Centerstage Minnesota featuring Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Known Only Locally, Cha...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 01:50:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sarah and Eric Sundeen join “Area Voices” to discuss the upcoming Bemidji High School Marching Band fundraising event “Meet the Band.”

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 10:48
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KAXE's weekly list of concerts near you features The 4onthefloor, Conga Se Menne, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club and the 35th Annual Blueg...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
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Centerstage Minnesota featuring an interview with Jed, Ariana and JJ from Wild Horses, along with Bill from Rapids Brewing Co. to talk about the Fe...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:49:17
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we’re celebrating the outdoor concert season on Stay Human, with reports from Bemidji, Park Rapids and Aitkin. We’ll also hear from som...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2024
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1
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KAXE's weekly list of concerts near you features Antonio Arce, Annie Humphrey & Jeremy Ylvisaker, Festival Rialto and Sonofmel.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 02:00
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Nameless Stories Art Exhibition Opening Night Celebration is 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Wild Hare Bistro & Coffeehouse. The pieces in th...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 15:00