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.


294 Pieces

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We’re switchin’ in the kitchen today on Stay Human, and the tap room is open too. Some spectacular desserts from the Chop Challenge at Northern Li...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s the Great Spirit Moon starting with tonight’s new moon, and Stay Human features poetry, music and celestial observations – guidance for findin...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Stay Human is five years old this week, and to celebrate we’re throwing a surprise party for the program’s production staff – hardly the hardest wo...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:40
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re lighting the Winter Solstice candles today on Stay Human, getting ready for the midnight of the year. Cozy up for a new children’s story by ...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:15
  • Purchases: 2
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Today on Stay Human, some of what writers Aaron Wenger, Robert Jevne, Steve Downing and Matthew Miltich have learned from the non-humans in their l...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:27
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re celebrating the Folk School movement this week on Stay Human. Rail River in Bemidji and North House Folk School in Grand Marais are well-est...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:10
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Word Up! today on Stay Human – linger in the linguacious, with storyteller Terry O’Brien’s Death by Dictionary, Leah Lemm’s “Words”, and essays fro...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:39
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With firearms season over for this year, it’s safe to get back up into the woods. Today on Stay Human, it’s happy trails – Dan Hegstad is fat tire...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:43
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Radio made simple, today on Stay Human. Steve Neu, the new Chief engineer at Northern Community Radio, explains how simple it all really is; Scott...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:44
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This week is the 99th anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s birth, and next week, a new documentary about him, “Unstuck In Time”, will be released. Stay ...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Dress up! The Stay Human Sartorial Commission has collected fashion tips, costumes for Halloween and for being seen, and stories about the power o...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:08
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We’re over-run by mice and squirrels, rats and bats – it’s a circus of varmints, today on Stay Human. Stories of triumph and of terror, from area ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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We have a special guest today on Stay Human. We’re celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with Michael Laughing Fox Charette, an internationally known...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:45
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The hummingbirds have all flown south, by now most of them gathered at the Gulf before taking that one long flight to their winter grounds. John L...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:09
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We're taking a walk among the tombstones today on Stay Human - words and music for the living. Steve Downing on cemeteries as magical places, and a...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 58:16
  • Purchases: 1
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This is an old picture – we’d never risk leaving out a bird feeder (yes, that’s what that UFO-looking thing is), not this summer. Today on Stay H...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:12
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Today on Stay Human, we visit with people who open doors to the past – through the archives at the Iron Range Resource Center, across the Cumberlan...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:10
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We’re finding FREE STUFF today on Stay Human. Doris Kolodji tells the tale of the crystal ball, Dick Brooks finds a garage sale steal, Sue Searing...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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A duck, a cowboy and a massage therapist walk into a bar, on Stay Human. It's our semi-occasional Call-in Joke Show. Join Michael Goldberg, Gail ...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:00:18
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Stay Human steps it up today, with stories of standing up and being in the moment - Gail Otteson goes down the basement stairs, Sarah Baker gets on...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:28
  • Purchases: 1