Area Voices

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

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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.


746 Pieces

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Arts events abound around Northern Minnesota in the summer. "Area Voices" host Katie Carter notes five things to look for these first weeks of June.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2023
  • Length: 05:32
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Every first Friday of the month, we hear from the MacRostie Art Center’s Katie Marshall. She joined the Friday KAXE/KBXE Morning Show to talk abou...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2023
  • Length: 06:25
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Taste of the Arts offers two days of self-guided adventure around rural Beltrami County where locations offer mixed disciplines of music, arts demo...

  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 16:09
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Marva Harms spent a lifetime as both teacher and student. Her current exhibit at the MacRostie Art Center celebrates light, color, impressionism an...

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 07:10
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Locally sourced plant sales across Northern Minnesota offer an opportunity for seasoned and new green thumbs to connect with other gardeners, share...

  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 10:47
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A longtime member of the Cuyuna Rock, Gem, and Mineral Club, which organizes the yearly mineral and gem show in Brainerd, Ed Opatz joined Area Voic...

  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 11:31
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A prolific writer, Schlichting’s White House Dollhouse mystery series highlights first ladies of the United States. She also writes children’s book...

  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 17:27
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John Bauer recently retired from being the development director at KAXE/KBXE and the women’s basketball coach at Itasca Community College — and the...

  • Added: May 11, 2023
  • Length: 11:32
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Bemidji couple's passion for dance and dancing to live music, shapes their lives and how they give back to community.

  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 14:57
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Watermark Art Center story slam host Ann Marie Newman on the power of story, what makes a good storytelling performance and the connective aspect o...

  • Added: May 02, 2023
  • Length: 18:54
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“Wild Whimsy of the Northwoods,” Diamond Knispel’s series of paintings and writings, invites viewers into her lively interpretations of Northern Mi...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 12:07
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Strictly Mushrooms in Pine River is a Northern Minnesota business focused on mushrooms and mushroom products.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2023
  • Length: 15:57
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Muriel Gilman of Bemidji earned the Minnesota Nordic Ski Association 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 19:19
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The Rail River Folk School in Bemidji is home to nonprofit organizations and a multitude of community events. Owner Jess Saucedo seeks to use the f...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2023
  • Length: 15:20
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The Watermark Art Center in Bemidji hosts a variety of arts experiences this April. Gallery exhibits, spoken word events, and educational opportuni...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2023
  • Length: 11:47
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Bridget Westrum’s Growing our Future supplies kids with the essentials to get gardening. Kit distribution is happening this spring in the Bemidji a...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2023
  • Length: 07:48
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Margo Gray is a Side Lake, Minnesota, based artist who designed a text-message adventure through McCarthy Beach State Park called the "Secret Tree ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 13:25
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The joy and traditions of weddings over the decades are the focus of a new exhibit at the Beltrami County Historical Society. "I Thee Wed" is a co...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 17:49
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A series of 14 large-scale portraits, Heidi Brueckner's life-sized works are composites in oils of surrealism and realism and have a collage-like f...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 11:31
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Retired teacher William Tecku has been writing poetry on scrolls for the past 50 years, melding contemporary content with an antique medium. In th...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2023
  • Length: 11:23