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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642 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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54 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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112 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.

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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.


Latest Pieces

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Bemidji State University's Equity Certificate is the first of its kind in the MnSCU system. Bemidji State University History Professor Dr. Dan Allo...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 16:26
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Known Only Locally, The B...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:47:14
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Where were you when the big one hit? when the shots were fired? when the towers came down? Sunday on Stay Human, Suzi McClear is evacuated from Ca...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:06
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Special guest to the show this week is the Eagle or in Ojibwe "Migizi." He tells Nanaboozhoo and Natash about how eagles came to represent love – ...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 06:02
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Maria Surma Manka, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Women's Leadership Fund and Sandi Larson, Director of Women’s Business Alliance join Heidi Holtan on th...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 12:44
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One of the most distinctive sounds in nature is the call of the trumpeter swan. Today, essayist Aaron Brown recalls the sound and its meaning in ou...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 05:08
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A Golden Girls puppet parody keeps the fun and friendships alive!

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 09:58
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Wayward, Idle Hands, The ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 01:49:18
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What do you want to be, when you grow up? It’ s Career Day today on Stay Human – Terry O’Brien starts a new old career, Scott Stowell plans for th...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:07
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This week on Boozhoo Nanaboozhoo the Count from Sesame Street joins Nanaboozhoo and Natasha to learn how to count to ten in Ojibwe. 1 – Bezhig 6...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 05:47