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 Bemidji at 105.3 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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420 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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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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530 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.

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38 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota Features are value-added segments focusing on various aspects of Minnesota's music landscape, past and present. Centerstage Minnesota Features are produced by Nothern Community Radio, and are made possible by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Latest Pieces

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“We can explain the achievement gap before kids get to kindergarten” – Layna Cole, Associate Professor, Bemidji State University. The documentary f...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 12:19
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Poetry as an art form predates written text. It was vocal performance art, at first. The use of repetition and rhythm and rhyme made it easier to r...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:41
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Steve Downing uses knuckles and Darwinism to convince us that we are closing in on a time when women will be the undisputed leaders, in governance,...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:42
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In this segment we welcomed back MN author Lorna Landvik to talk about her new novel just out from the University of MN Press "Chronicles of a Radi...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 17:36
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“I found an old newspaper article that said this guy, Michael Dean of Virginia, MN, sang all day into the wax cylinder recording machine and he had...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 15:40
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“Who doesn’t love trains? Really. This is why we are celebrating their history, their impact on the community... That’s what this weekend is all a...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 09:49
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So what ISN'T working in small town America? Chuck and Aaron give us their thoughts.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 18:58
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In our April Dig Deep conversation, Aaron Brown talks about an assignment he gives to his students at Hibbing Community College. Identify what yo...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 15:22
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Poet Haley Lasche shares her poem "Earth in Pot and Square" on this segment of Wordish.

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 1
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On this segment of Live and Local we hear music from Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, and Bones & Beeker. Grant Frashier visits Record Store Day, Aaron Bro...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:15