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.


490 Pieces

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Gillian Bedford has been exhibiting her artwork since the 1980s in galleries across the United States. Part of personal collections in Sweden, Germ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 13:42
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Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra along with his cabinet and the MN State Board of Trustees recently visited Bemidji State University an...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 11:21
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the changes it has inspired, the Beltrami Historical Society, League of Women Voter...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 27:38
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Bemidji Community Theater opened their production of Annie last Friday. We spoke with stage manager Kristine Cannon about the production, the ways...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 16:07
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On a search for the meaning of Wassegijig, his family name, Michael Wassegijig Price found himself in an inspiring world of Indigenous narratives t...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 15:10
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Nik Nerburn is a documentary storyteller, a photographer, a blogger and a filmmaker. He's also the Greater Minnesota Outreach Associate for MNarti...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 10:46
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Today we welcomed MN author James Luger in our studios for the 1st Friday Cavalcade of the Arts. James has a new novel called "Lost in Dalat - The...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 13:19
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Carrie Dlutkowski is passionate about fiddle music - particularly the Scottich, French-Canadian and Metis styles which date back to the 17th and 18...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 11:56
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Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists f...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 13:27
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Jane Ryan's first solo exhibit is titled Purgatory and currently on show at the Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd. The series consists o...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 13:38
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After setting her guitar aside for several years, April Aylesworth picked it up three years ago. The decision opened up creative channels and oppo...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 14:09
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Michael Lyons is an artist, author and puppeteer using his talents to spread knowledge and understanding of Ojibwe language and culture. His puppe...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 22:00
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The Watermark Art Center in Bemidji is hosting the 15th annual It's Only Clay curated exhibit now thru December. This juried ceramics show include...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 13:35
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Every first Friday of the month we connect with Betty First from the Ely Folk School. She fills us in on the upcoming classes and happenings at th...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Every first Friday of the month, we check in with Katie Marshall, the Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center. She filled us in on the firs...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 11:12
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Emily Swanson and her husband Glenn started the Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community in Carlton, MN. They are committed to using art and cultural ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 12:24
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I have to thank Mrs. Strickland, a fifth grade teacher in south central Los Angeles...I was a child that was motherless. I was moved around a lot. ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 17:40
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"The Felt Here pop up is really... asking how the places we live connect to our family histories, the histories of industry and work in a community...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:28
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"...as a vocal professor you teach voice...which is a little bit different than what sometimes people think in the sense that we approach the voice...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 18:42
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"Every student is unique... I'm actually teaching a 61 year old saxophone player right now, who is a beginning saxophone player, and he is doing so...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 1