Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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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 and in Bemidji at 105.3 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.

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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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490 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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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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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

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9 Pieces

A radio segment about Ojibwe language and culture that features puppets. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Caption: Tippy, Credit: Karen Oothoudt
121 Pieces

The Call of the Wild is a call to your heart. The call to the wild part of yourself that you want to express in the work that you do. Sometimes you can even make a living doing what you love. And sometimes you can’t, but you still do it. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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569 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji. Also heard on KSRQ in Thief River Falls and on WTIP in Grand Marais.


Latest Pieces

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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:47:06
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Time to learn ojibwe language – Michael Lyons is the creator of Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo – an ojibwe language puppet podcast on YouTube and NOW on KAXE...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
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Today we featured 3 Strong Women on KAXE/KBXE - Teresa Kittridge from 100 Rural Women and Erica Bjelland and Rachel Juritsch from RREAL. They tol...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 15:21
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This month our conversation has been about the concepts in Chuck Marohn's new book Strong Towns - A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prospe...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 36:37
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What do buildings mean to a town? What does the current model of large parking lots, big box stores, few trees and large signs mean to the residen...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 13:32
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Today we hear the story of the Hummingbird and the Great Fire from our puppet friends Natasha and Nana Boozhoo. Michaell Lyons is the creator of B...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:20
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We continue our conversation with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn on Dig Deep about Chuck's book that was recently released "Strong Towns - A Bottom U...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 19:13
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Dig Deep is a podcast of KAXE/KBXE – with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown – Minnesota leaders with different perspectives digging into the way our tow...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 19:05
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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