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.

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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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Perfect day for a movie matinee. Professor of Pop Culture Jack Nachbar is live in our studios on Stay Human. We'll be talking about the movies that...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:03
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Today on Stay Human, I'm celebrating the start of the Ten Days of Repentance, also known as Ten Days of Return. Sam Miltich talks about learning to...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:19
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:44:54
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:43:54
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The story of the African men and women who carried the body of the famous explorer Dr. Livingstone across Africa so that his remains could be retur...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:44
  • Purchases: 1
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In a not-too distant time, where public gatherings are illegal, making concerts impossible, two women are willing to break the law for their love o...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 13:14

  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 10:41
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Writer E.R. Ramzipoor's new novel of historical fiction takes place in Nazi occupied Belgium where a gang of ragtag journalists and resistence figh...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:38
  • Purchases: 1
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E.R. Ramzipoor's The Ventriloquists; Sarah Pinsker's A Song for a New Day; Brad Meltzer children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World, hi...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
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The final podcast-only edition is here of Dig Deep for September as we drill down to money in politics and lobbying, etc. Aaron Brown is our liber...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 52:02