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Playlist: Northern Voices with Leah Lemm

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Northern Voices: Episode 1 - Laurie Benge and Brad Jones

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today’s episode, I talk with partners Laurie Benge and Brad Jones. Laurie is a public health nurse with Itasca County. Brad is a Natural Resources instructor at Itasca Community College. They live and work on their own farm.

Laurie_and_brad_image_small Today’s episode, I talk with partners Laurie Benge and Brad Jones. Laurie is a public health nurse with Itasca County. Brad is a Natural Resources instructor at Itasca Community College. They live and work on their own farm.

Northern Voices: Episode 2 - Annie Humphrey

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today’s episode, I talk with Annie Humphrey, musician, artist, self-described Queen of the Side Hustle. She lives in a way that embodies many aspects of what these episodes are about: sustainable living, traditions, and indigenous lifeways.

Annie_image_small Today’s episode, I talk with Annie Humphrey, musician, artist, self-described Queen of the Side Hustle. She lives in a way that embodies many aspects of what these episodes are about: sustainable living, traditions, and indigenous lifeways.

Northern Voices: Episode 3 - Gitigaanike Red Lake Local Foods Initiative

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today’s episode, I talk with David Manuel and Michael VanHorn, both work with the Gitigaanike/Red Lake Local Foods Initiative.

The foods initiative is a few years old, but they already have multiple land plots to farm and garden, they distribute seeds to community members, and they partner with other groups to bring local food practices to more and more people. They also interact with the community largely through their Gitigaanike Facebook page. And they also hold a yearly food summit.

Gitigaanike_image_small Today’s episode, I talk with David Manuel and Michael VanHorn, both work with the Gitigaanike/Red Lake Local Foods Initiative. The foods initiative is a few years old, but they already have multiple land plots to farm and garden, they distribute seeds to community members, and they partner with other groups to bring local food practices to more and more people. They also interact with the community largely through their Gitigaanike Facebook page. And they also hold a yearly food summit.

Northern Voices: Episode 4 - JoDan Rousu

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I talk with JoDan Rousu, whose family has been collecting and preparing maple syrup, or sugarbushing, for years. I meet up with him in Callaway, MN at the Indigenous Farming Conference held at the Maplelag Resort.

Square_4k-wallpaper-blur-close-up-837266_small Today, I talk with JoDan Rousu, whose family has been collecting and preparing maple syrup, or sugarbushing, for years. I meet up with him in Callaway, MN at the Indigenous Farming Conference held at the Maplelag Resort.

Northern Voices: Episode 5 - Sara Pajunen

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I talk with Sara Pajunen ( pī yŏŏ nĭn ) - violinist, composer and sound artist who lives in Duluth. Today we’re going to talk about her Finnish ancestry, and the traditional music that she plays and writes, plus about a project of hers that incorporates family history, landscape and sound.

Img_6825_sara_pic_edit_small Today, I talk with Sara Pajunen ( pī yŏŏ nĭn ) - violinist, composer and sound artist who lives in Duluth. Today we’re going to talk about her Finnish ancestry, and the traditional music that she plays and writes, plus about a project of hers that incorporates family history, landscape and sound.

Northern Voices: Episode 6 - Frank Bibeau

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I talk with Frank Bibeau, he is an attorney with an incredible depth of knowledge and he and his wife are water protectors. Frank has inherited a wild rice and smoked white fish operation from Tim Holm.

Img_0487__1__frank_bibeau_episode_small Today, I talk with Frank Bibeau, he is an attorney with an incredible depth of knowledge and he and his wife are water protectors. Frank has inherited a wild rice and smoked white fish operation from Tim Holm.

Northern Voices: Episode 7 - Rose Arrowsmith Decoux

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today I get to spend some time at Great Expectations School in Grand Marias where storyteller and children’s book author, Rose Arrowsmith Decoux is joining a second grade class... to tell stories.

Img_7725_rose_picture_nvr_small Today I get to spend some time at Great Expectations School in Grand Marias where storyteller and children’s book author, Rose Arrowsmith Decoux is joining a second grade class... to tell stories.

Northern Voices: Episode 8 - The Rutabaga Project

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

I visit Virginia, MN to speak with the Rutabaga Project Manager, Kelsey Gantzer. She tells me all about the various initiatives that the Rutabaga project is developing.

Img_7434_rutabaga_project_small I visit Virginia, MN to speak with the Rutabaga Project Manager, Kelsey Gantzer. She tells me all about the various initiatives that the Rutabaga project is developing.

Northern Voices: Episode 9 - Jay Rigdon and Erik Heimark

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I get to visit a bakery and a small farm both operated by Jay Rigdon and Erik Heimark. I expect there to be many ways in which they’re resourceful and work sustainably, but I’m hoping for some surprises as well.

Img_7468_erik_and_jay_nvr_picture_small Today, I get to visit a bakery and a small farm both operated by Jay Rigdon and Erik Heimark. I expect there to be many ways in which they’re resourceful and work sustainably, but I’m hoping for some surprises as well.

Northern Voices: Episode 10 - Marlise Riffel and EarthFest

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I head up 169 to Mountain Iron for the annual Earth Fest put on by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability. I’ll highlight a few of the sessions that I visit while I’m there.

But the along way I visit Virginia MN to speak with Marlise Riffel with the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability or IRPS.

Img_7504_earthfest_small Today, I head up 169 to Mountain Iron for the annual Earth Fest put on by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability. I’ll highlight a few of the sessions that I visit while I’m there. But the along way I visit Virginia MN to speak with Marlise Riffel with the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability or IRPS.

Northern Voices: Episode 11 - Marco Good

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Marco Good went out on his own many years ago to live more simply and to learn the old logging style using horses. He’s done a lot, and now he passes along the knowledge he’s learned. We’ll hear a little about his journey into logging but also reflections on what he’s learned.

Img_7541_marco__1__small Marco Good went out on his own many years ago to live more simply and to learn the old logging style using horses. He’s done a lot, and now he passes along the knowledge he’s learned. We’ll hear a little about his journey into logging but also reflections on what he’s learned.

Northern Voices: Episode 12 - Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I head out to Cass Lake to talk with Brandy Toft, she’s the Environmental Deputy Director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She works on several solar energy projects that the band has.

Later, I also speak to Lisa Hemachandra about life with a solar furnace that she had installed through the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s solar furnace project.

Blue-bright-clouds-3768_leech_lake_small Today, I head out to Cass Lake to talk with Brandy Toft, she’s the Environmental Deputy Director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She works on several solar energy projects that the band has. Later, I also speak to Lisa Hemachandra about life with a solar furnace that she had installed through the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s solar furnace project.

Northern Voices: Episode 13 - Udom's Thai Restaurant

From Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE | Part of the Northern Voices: Celebrating Ties to Minnesota's Northland series | 10:00

Today, I drive down to Hackensack to talk to a family that is cooking up traditional Thai food. I’ve been to the restaurant a few times with my family since moving up north, and the flavors of the dishes were always worth the drive.

Img_8465_udom_small Today, I drive down to Hackensack to talk to a family that is cooking up traditional Thai food. I’ve been to the restaurant a few times with my family since moving up north, and the flavors of the dishes were always worth the drive.