Area Voices

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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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.

Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show keep you up-to-date on the local arts scene, help you stay informed on cultural happenings, and transport you to Minnesota's storied past. Connecting listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in Northern Minnesota. All in a week's work on Area Voices.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.


396 Pieces

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Caption: Kelli Lien and Katie Carter
Kelli Lien was awarded a Region 2 Arts Council Fellowship in the fall of 2017. The funding, supported by the McKnight Foundation, allowed Kelli th...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 14:19
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Frank Weber is a forensic psychologist and author. Heidi Holtan and John Bauer talk with Frank about his latest book, The I-94 Murders, and how he...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 13:00
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Steve Kohls has worked as a photojournalist for the Brainerd Dispatch for 43 years. This month, his photography will make its way from the pages ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: paper marbling, Credit: Evelyn Cordts
Katie Carter breaks down the February arts events in Bemidji and Cook, MN

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 09:38
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Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center breaks down the art happenings in Grand Rapids tonight!

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 07:28
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Room Service opened on Broadway back in 1937. It was an instant hit and the story made its way to the big screen the following year. This comical...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 12:49
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Carissa Andrews lives in Crosslake, MN. She's a graphic designer, a freelance writer, raises five kids and is a prolific author. Andrews has publ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 10:02
Caption: Bemidji Women's March 2019, Credit: Katie Carter
For the third year, Women's Marches took place across the country recently. More than 100 people marched in Bemidji, despite the frigid temps. Ma...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2019
  • Length: 10:35
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Julie Nester and Terry Cooper started True Stories from the Edge in Ely last winter. The monthly, wintertime story-telling event was a wildly succ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 09:25
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Ralph Hanggi, Jr. is a retired art instructor who has been exhibiting his work in galleries across the United States since the early 1970s. He's c...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 11:20
Caption: Kent Estey Art
Contemporary Native Artist Kent Estey grew up on the White Earth reservation. He's lived on the same land for 58 years, teaches art, technology an...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 20:50
Caption: Katie Carter and DeeDee Narum
A powerful traveling exhibit has made its way to the Bemidji State University campus. The interactive experience, Native Voices, will be hosted ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 07:58
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Katie Carter talks about art events in Bemidji and Brainerd, MN

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 07:36
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Aaron Olson-Reiners is the newest artist in residence at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids, MN. He stopped by to talk about art, process and ...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 15:23
Caption: Ralph Hanggi
Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center stopped by to fill us in on the First Friday arts events in Grand Rapids, MN

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 05:42
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This Saturday, January 5th, kicks-off the Northern Indigenous Winter Games Tour. Throughout January and February everyone is invited to take part ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 10:34
Caption: Bill Scheela
Cross country skiing is a stellar way to get warm, stay in shape and enjoy the outdoors during northern Minnesota winters. Bill Scheela stopped b...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 09:48
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The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit "1968" is currently on display at the Beltrami Historical Society. It will be in Bemidji unti...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2018
  • Length: 13:00
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The Region 2 Arts Coucil awards two $6,000 grants each year to established artists who hope to further projects, dive into another aspect of their...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 12:13
Caption: Avery Merschman
Avery Merschman's web series Fallen synthesizes a deep connection to his father's Scottish heritage with an appreciation of film, love and respect ...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 09:16