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 and in Ely at 103.9 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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593 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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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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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

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78 Pieces

A radio segment about Ojibwe language and culture that features puppets. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Caption: Tippy, Credit: Karen Oothoudt
121 Pieces

The Call of the Wild is a call to your heart. The call to the wild part of yourself that you want to express in the work that you do. Sometimes you can even make a living doing what you love. And sometimes you can’t, but you still do it. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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640 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji. Also heard on KSRQ in Thief River Falls and on WTIP in Grand Marais.


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Writer Steve Downing shares his Essay on frogs. He compares humans and frogs in regards to climate. "Except for Antarctica, frogs live everywhere...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 05:20
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"Among fake Instagram pages, long-buried family secrets, and the horrors of middle school, one suburban mom searches to find herself." What We're ...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 11:28
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What We're Reading producer and Staff Librarian Tammy Bobrowsky talks with writer David Arnold. His new novel is called The Electric Kingdom. It's ...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 13:11
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DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen joins Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the importance of fishing to the state of Minnesota...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 08:30
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Area Voices producer Katie Carter clues us in on exhibits and opportunities for artists in Bemidji, Park Rapids, Brainerd and Virginia in this segm...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 06:52
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Every First Friday we check in with the Ely Folk School to find out what they've got cooking for the month. In May they've got a birding by ear cl...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 07:53
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Every First Friday we check in the Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. She lets us know all the happenings going on. Lis...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 09:27
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This week on Minnesota Music Notes Brett Carter features Minneapolis-born singer/songwriter Ted Hajnasiewicz. According to his publicity, Hajnasiew...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Brother Ali, Baby Boy's, ...

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  • Added: May 10, 2021
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Next time on Northern Voices, I’ll talk with Pedro Oviedo, who moved here with his partner Magdalena almost a year ago to be the Director of Instru...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 01:30