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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3 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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679 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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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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Segments that explore the meaning and lasting impact of Dylan’s work on the Minnesota music and literary scenes through the eyes of one or more other working musicians or writers. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Latest Pieces

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Today Nanaboozhoo tells the story of the mosquito man. Here are some Ojibwe words and phrases you can learn by listening here. Zagime - "Mosquito"...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 04:51
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Artist Lea Friesen and Kari Hedlund, the Chair of the Grand Rapids Arts & Culture Commission, talk to Heidi Holtan about the value of public art in...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 24:00
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Concert with Ondara at Bob Dylan's home stage at the Historic Hibbing High School Auditorium.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:15
  • Purchases: 1
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A live Bemidji community event featuring music with Sarah Streitz, New Salty Dog, Bad Bad Hats and Corey Medina and Brothers.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Aaron Brown recalls his days in the 5th grade and how the tumult of human history is baked into our human nature.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 06:01
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Centerstage Minnesota featuring interviews with Corey Medina and Jacob Mahon and including Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blu...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:48:37
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This week on Stay Human, we’re doing the Robot Boogie, in story and song – join Michael Goldberg, Steve Downing, Jeremiah Lind, Alexa, Google, Siri...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Music on the River, a free concert featuring David Huckfelt.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:07
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Music on the River, a free concert featuring Samantha Crain.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:00
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On this talk with Artist and Architect Aaron Squadroni he talks about his next project that he will undertake for KAXE. He is working with John Ba...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 15:50