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.


532 Pieces

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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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Drew Digby, Executive Director of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, joins John and Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show. They talk about how arti...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 12:00
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Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Anna Carlson, professor of Environmental Studies at Bemidji State University and Aili Kultala who spec...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 18:54
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Cecelia McKeig has been passionate about local history for as long as she can remember. She's written several books about area locales such as Rem...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 12:09
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Since Covid has eliminated opportunities for entertainment, Mary Overlie found herself missing live music, local musicians and open mic nights. S...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 12:01
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When he was child, Thomas Stillday found inspiration in the beautiful beadwork catching his eye while on the pow wow circuit with his parents. Aft...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 07:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Erika Bailey-Johnson is committed to sustainability, honoring Mother Earth, and exposing children to Ojibwe language. A newly enrolled member of t...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 14:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The Crossing Arts Alliance has been brainstorming ways to create opportunities for arts access during times of social isolation. Online art classe...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 11:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Springboard for the Arts is a nonprofit that has been helping artists with the business of art for more than 40 years. From workshops focused on p...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The Watermark Art Center in Bemidji has a new exhibit opening today, a photography exhibit celebrating the kids and their animals who came in last ...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 14:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The Northern Minnesota Addiction Wellness Center will soon open north of Bemidji. Using a biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual mo...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 16:51
  • Purchases: 1
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On the first Friday of every month we connect with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. She lets us know about the First F...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 05:21
  • Purchases: 2
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Ever first Friday of the month we connect with Betty First from the Ely Folk School. She educates us on the upcoming classes and workshops happenin...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 2
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Every First Friday, our Area Voices producer Katie Carter gives us an idea of what's going on in Bemidji, Brainerd and other communities in our lis...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2020
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Stories of a great aunt traveling by train from northern Minnesota to the Twin Cities to attend demonstrations and lectures dedicated to the women'...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 10:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Bemidji State University brings Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella to the Bangsberg stage this weekend. BSU Voice Professor Jennifer Olson spearhe...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 15:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Shelly Nelson found a dead butterfly in her yard while living in Hawaii. The find inspired her to create a piece of jewelry. Today she receives s...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 10:51
  • Purchases: 1