Stay Human

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

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This program consists of guest essays from local writers and essayists, read by the writer.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Stay Human is a mix of music, conversation and spoken word to give us all a little encouragement. The program consists of guest essays from local writers and essayists, read by the writer.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.


288 Pieces

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This week Stay Human is dressing for success. Terry O’Brien goes to Charm School, Katie Carter’s grandparents dress up as drunken leprechauns, Aar...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 59:32
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Stories of adventure and exotic journeys this week on Stay Human – Jim Gallagher takes us to the Island of Bones, Ann Marie Newman on the wonders o...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:42
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This week it's team spirit on Stay Human. We’ll visit with a Grand Rapids High School varsity athlete and her coach, go curling with John Latimer...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:39
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This week on Stay Human, stories from friends and neighbors about the departed, and a few ways of staying in touch with them. We’ll hear about a p...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Michael Goldberg has a special guest on Stay Human this week – national Poet Laureate Billy Collins, in conversation about reading and learning poe...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:35
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Stay Human, we’re making the most of what winter we get, with poems and stories to celebrate the season. Downhill racing, mushing, bei...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Tune in for stories from friends and neighbors on Stay Human, our weekly mix of words and music. This week, Carolyn King completes her list, Jess ...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 59:35
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re turning the page to 2024 on Stay Human. Tune in New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day for stories from friends and neighbors. Carol Hepakoski tel...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 59:44
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re watching the stars this week on Stay Human, making the most of the longest nights of the year. We’ll celebrate the solstice in story, song a...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:44
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This week on Stay Human, Terry O’Brien explains what happens when you’re lost in the labyrinth. Robert Jevne, recovering from surgery that caused ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:53
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We’re riding the rails this week on Stay Human. We’ll hear about hopping freight trains, a luxury private car on the City of New Orleans, and a vi...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:48
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s live storytelling this week on Stay Human, recorded last Sunday with an enthusiastic audience at Klockow Brewing. Featured storytellers share...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:48
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Join us on Stay Human for stories from area veterans, in honor of Veterans Day. We’ll hear from DJ the DJ, Matthew Miltich, Annie Humphrey and mor...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 59:49
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s home repair made simple this week on Stay Human. Stories from fearless do-it-yourselfers, with helpful tips on how to, and how not to. Tune ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2023
  • Length: 59:29
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This week on Stay Human, Sasquatch protects his territory, Ann Marie Newman and Adrianne Reiners protect their mental space, and we’ll hear stories...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Say Uncle, this week on Stay Human. Friends and neighbors tell stories about that guy who’s sort of like your Mom or Dad, but so much cooler! It’...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Tune in for stories of Grace, this week on Stay Human. A mother’s graceful gesture, a teacher’s kindness, stories from friends and neighbors about...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2023
  • Length: 55:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Pull up a chair for Stay Human, our weekly mix of words and music. This week, it’s about feeding ourselves – with a visit to the Farmers Market, M...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Today on Stay Human, friends and neighbors talk about living history. John Beltman and Mark Sage describe their experiential archeology, Tracy Kam...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:10
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This week on Stay Human, we’re going out on the waters. Putting in at the Boundary Waters, fishing the Great Lakes, the Blessing of the Fleet in A...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1