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.


365 Pieces

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Caption: She Stitches Fancy, Credit: Watermark Art Center
This First Friday weekend in Bemidji promises all kinds of art, all over town. Pottery, jewelry, paintings, snowflake decorations, wood-turned bow...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 07:58
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We spoke with Betty Firth from the Ely Folk School about the upcoming classes and events at the Folk School this month! We learned what a capote is...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 08:26
Caption: Alison Aune Art, Credit: MacRostie Art Center
A conversation about arts events happening in Grand Rapids, MN this First Friday!

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 08:45
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Adam Swanson's colorful works will be on display at the Frame Up gallery in Grand Rapids, MN this month. He talks about his journey as a painter i...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 12:26
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For 50 years, Bemidji State University students have transported guests of the dinner theater, madrigal experience to the holiday happenings of the...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 11:20
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Don Zieman created an album of the folk songs he plays for his grandchildren. He enlisted many of his musician friends to add their brilliance to ...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 13:59
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Carol Ann Russell recently received an Artist Fellowship from the Region 2 Arts Council

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 19:59
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Patrick Scully brought his one man play to Bemidji. He spoke on the morning show about his play and his love of Thoreaux.

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 12:00
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First beavers, then dragonflies, now dogs. The Bemidji Sculpture Walk has added 3 dimensional intrigue to downtown Bemidji since 1999. In 2010,...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 11:17
Caption: Tricia Andrews
Bemidji hosted its first Story Slam Thursday, November 1st.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 14:06
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First Friday events in Grand Rapids, Mn for September

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:35
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September arts and cultural happenings in Ely

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 11:13
Caption: Land of Turtles, Credit: Thomas Paquette
A conversation with Thomas Paquette

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 09:09
Caption: Katie Carter, Samantha Nienow and Tammy Schotzko
TEDx Bemidji will showcase local experts sharing their ideas worth spreading October 18th at 1pm in downtown Bemidji!

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 12:23
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First Friday events in Bemidji and surrounding areas

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 09:44

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
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First Friday events for July in Grand Rapids, MN

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 06:27
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We had the chance to talk with visiting musicians who made up the 2nd Annual Bonfire Chamber Music Festival in Grand Rapids. Mary Ellen Patnaude (...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 18:09
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The Lakes Area Music Festival(LAMF) creates ongoing arts experiences throughout the year for adults and youth in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Each sum...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 13:31
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The Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin, MN is a destination gallery tucked in the woods that has those who discover it returning again and again. Bob ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 14:24