Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota

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Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit organization that operates a unique community-based public radio station, KAXE and KBXE. NCR serves most of north central, northeastern and northwestern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM and a 50,000-watt signal in Bemidji at 90.5 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9 FM 

Northern Community Radio is a different kind of radio. When you tune in NCR you hear northern Minnesota...its people, environment, communities, attitude. These are the "stars" of NCR programs. NCR is a place where people gather to dance to good music or to find out about the flowers in the ditches and the birds at their feeders. It's a place to learn about the world, laugh, meet good neighbors, and share ideas.

Series

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10 Pieces

Local independent producer David McDonald recently returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014. During his service, he interviewed over 40 fellow Peace Corps Volunteers as well as recorded a fascinating variety of audio from all over Morocco.

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252 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice. As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.

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1 Piece

Each week host Bobbie Kleffman talks with people who have a passion for horses.

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6 Pieces

A live style and fashion show produced by and including Anishinaabe and BIPOC designers and models and radio interviews with artists who participated.

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774 Pieces

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.

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41 Pieces

Reviews from a wide variety of arts venues and events around Minnesota.

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61 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice about topics related to Minnesota arts culture and history. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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5 Pieces

The annual Bemijigamaag Powwow brings together natives and non-natives to celebrate the tradition of the powwow and community. Presented by Ampers and supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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40 Pieces

Between You & Me Podcast will produce and create content relevant to the daily life and culture of Northern Minnesota. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

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148 Pieces

Between You and Me is our weekly get together, a mix of music and conversation. Including commentaries from regular contributors like Aaron Brown, Guido and The Last Word


Latest Pieces

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KAXE's weekly live music spotlight features a songwriter showcase, Ken Waldman, Hannah Howard, and Hobo Revival.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 02:10
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Bickey Bender of Park Rapids discusses working in a variety of mediums and encouraging others to find their artistic voice.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 10:30
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Minnesota writer Sue Leaf shares personal stories along with the natural history and effects of climate change on Lake Superior’s South Shore.

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 11:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Centerstage Minnesota featuring Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Dilly Dally Alley, Hippo...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 01:51:24
  • Purchases: 1
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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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Susan Hawkinson’s new book “The Adventures of Annie McCallum” enjoyed by children and adults.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 10:20
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KAXE's weekly live music spotlight features Sam Miltich & Leah Lemm, The Christopher David Hanson Band, The Hungry Ghosts, In Stereo, and Corey Med...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 01:39
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Patricia Lintner from Brainerd discusses her artistic journey from California to Minnesota and how she fell in love with teaching art.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 13:22
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Centerstage Minnesota featuring Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Wee Willie Walker, Humbi...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:51:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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