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.


409 Pieces

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The 2019 Creative MN report is a comprehensive assessment of the impacts the arts sector has on the economic, social, and cultural health of the st...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 13:45
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Kathy McTavish is a cellist, a media artist, a computer coder, a composer and a creator of installation art whose exhibits create unique multi-moda...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 20:48
Caption: Mary Beth Magyar Hives, Credit: Mary Beth Magyar
Mary Beth Magyar’s hive series called Analogous is currently on exhibit in the Minnesota gallery inside the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids. ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 13:53
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Betty Firth from the Ely Folk School reports on arts events in Ely, MN

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
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Kayla Aubid from the MacRostie Art Center breaks down the art happenings in Grand Rapids tonight!

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 06:49
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Katie Carter breaks down the March arts events in Bemidji, Hibbing and Brainerd, MN.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 09:36
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“You warm up, just like you would an instrument, and then you get going... and I paint until I just can’t see anymore.” Pamela Edevold: Self-taugh...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:22
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“You live your passion and stuff happens... things that come as naturally as breathing, I just, I have to do them.” – Debbie Center: Lake life ins...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 11:22
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“… Having people that represent you on screen is a luxury that most native people never really get…It’s typically in the 1700s and 1800s in a nonde...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 11:08
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“The stories of the Bongas, all of them, are so compelling and they’re so intertwined with early Minnesota history…at nearly every treaty that was ...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 12:59
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"....I really came to discover two things. The first one was how incredibly misrepresented the native experience had been in our historical narrat...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 19:38
Caption: Bonnie Lundorff
2019 marks the 6th annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival celebrating a wide array of fiber arts in Bemidji! It's a one of kind arts event that com...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2019
  • Length: 09:19
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We spoke with Simone Senogles and Natasha Kingbird on the morning show about the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls on Val...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 15:14
Caption: Kelli Lien and Katie Carter
Kelli Lien was awarded a Region 2 Arts Council Fellowship in the fall of 2017. The funding, supported by the McKnight Foundation, allowed Kelli th...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 14:19
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Frank Weber is a forensic psychologist and author. Heidi Holtan and John Bauer talk with Frank about his latest book, The I-94 Murders, and how he...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 13:00
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Steve Kohls has worked as a photojournalist for the Brainerd Dispatch for 43 years. This month, his photography will make its way from the pages ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: paper marbling, Credit: Evelyn Cordts
Katie Carter breaks down the February arts events in Bemidji and Cook, MN

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 09:38
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Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center breaks down the art happenings in Grand Rapids tonight!

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 07:28
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Room Service opened on Broadway back in 1937. It was an instant hit and the story made its way to the big screen the following year. This comical...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 12:49
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Carissa Andrews lives in Crosslake, MN. She's a graphic designer, a freelance writer, raises five kids and is a prolific author. Andrews has publ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 10:02