Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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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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10 Pieces

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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532 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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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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33 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.

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576 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.


Latest Pieces

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KAXE's Heidi Holtan hosts Asst. Commissioner of Health Dan Huff during the weekly Covid 19 statewide conversation

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 28:02
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Today Nana Boozhoo teaches us to say "to remeber the day" or Memorial Day, in Ojibwe. He also teaches us about the traditions of feasts in the Oji...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 04:00
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Special edition of Stay Human today, observing Memorial Day, and Bob Dylan's birthday, too. John Erickson, at the Brainerd Public Schools Archive, ...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 59:32
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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response an...

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  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 28:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Britta Aas graduates from Bemidji High School this weekend. She spoke on the morning show about how Covid has affected her senior year and the le...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 12:07
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2020 is an extraordinary year, especially for local high school seniors. They are experiencing something no one has gone through before: celebrat...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 18:23
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Tony Powers' artwork can be seen in many places around the Brainerd area. His tattoos and body art decorate droves of people while his vibrant m...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 13:19
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Gaelynn Lea talks with Katie Carter on the extended hour of the Morning Show. Gaelynn is a singer, violinist, public speaker and disability advoca...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 34:19
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Today on Northern Voices, I have the joy of talking with author Tashia Hart. Tashia has many talents and today we’ll explore her love of storytelli...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 10:00
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Next time on Northern Voices, I’ll talk with Tashia Hart about storytelling. Join me for Northern Voices, and we’ll hear more about Tashia’s inspir...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:30