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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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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628 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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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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97 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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659 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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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Art Vandelay, Erik Koskin...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:52:29
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The Headwaters Science Center is a multi-faceted, hands-on science and discovery experience that started as the dream of Jim and Laddie Elwell some...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 22:32
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Today we learn the Ojibwe word for happy – “Menwendam.” Nanaboozhoo tells us the story of Columbus Day and they send us off with “Gigawabamin minaw...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 05:32
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A special with first listens to live recordings from the Grand Rapids Riverfest.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 26:45
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mandie Alto is the Executive Director at Advocates for Family Peace in NE MN and she joined ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 10:51
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This morning for our Strong Women project, we talked with Ethelind B. Kaba - she's the Executive Director at the Ann Bancroft Foundation. She told ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2021
  • Length: 12:32
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Steve Downing shares his thoughts on phones. It was the cell-phone that prompted these remarks today.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 05:00
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We have a special guest today on Stay Human. We’re celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Michael Laughing Fox Charette, an internationally known...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:45
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Teague Alexy, The Bad Plu...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:48:18
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The hummingbirds have all flown south, by now most of them gathered at the Gulf before taking that one long flight to their winter grounds. John L...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:09