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.


444 Pieces

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Caption: Janice Haworth and Kathy Towley
This weekend Bemidji State University will host a Native American Flute Festival.

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 18:26
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"Like in real life, you have the low points and the high points. Their life had plenty of low points, but they always found the life in even the d...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 09:31
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"It was a vibrancy very much like Bemidji. A vibrancy of art, of spoke word, of theater and music and it was just this gorgeous little town and th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 16:52
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Kelliher High School students recently submitted a video they created to the District Energy “Your Big Idea for a Sustainable Minnesota” video con...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:29
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“I really appreciated the really well made, strong felt…I learned that to be able to wear something or use something, it actually has to be really ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 15:47
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Ever first Friday of the month, Katie Carter fills us in on what arts events are happening in Bemidji and other communities in northern Minnesota.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 09:33
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Every first Friday we check in with the Ely Folk School to find out what classes and events will be happening in the coming month. Betty Firth fi...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 07:49
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Every first Friday of the month we check in with the MacRostie Art Center and Executive Director Katie Marshall fills us in on the upcoming arts ev...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 10:28
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"I have a lot of friends and family members who are two spirit and it really hurts me when they have issues about being bullied and so I'm here to ...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 17:24
Caption: Katie Carter & Anthony Swann
Anthony Swann is a well-known poet around the Bemidji area. His poetry collection Paint with Words was released in 2016 and now he’s just release...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 37:38
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“Haiku are kind of the most gem-like, jewel-like poem. They are very short. Unlike other poetry, they don’t use fancy words, metaphor, simile, rh...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 14:35
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Patty Feld was instrumental in establishing the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork, MN. Since its inception its attracted more and more art exhib...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 10:06
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“It really opens your mind, it gets you exposed to a bigger world. It triggers a whole different part of our brain…It’s actually been proven that ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 10:59
Caption: Henry and Jon Heglund
“It’s just the two of us, not anyone else. …all the scenery. It’s just kind of chill…listening to everything, the woods…I’ve never seen a bear... ...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:51
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The second annual Unite Against Hate art exhibit and concert will happen Saturday night at Brigid’s Pub in Bemidji. Organizer Dan Gannon stopped b...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 13:13
Caption: Katie Carter, Chelsea Ottman Rac & Linsey McMurrin
Peacemaker Resources and Dr. Anton Treuer will co-facilitate the Healing Toolbox workshop tomorrow in Bemidji. Structured to connect the dots of a...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 14:21
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Betty Firth, program director for the Ely Folk School connects with us on the first Friday of every month to tell us about the upcoming classes and...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 08:34
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Area Voices producer Katie Carter shares arts happenings in a variety of communities every first Friday of the month. This May several venues wil...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 07:47
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On the first Friday of every month, we check in with Katie Marshall, the executive director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids. She fills...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 07:45
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A conversation with composer Lucas Richman and conductor Beverly Everett about Richman's new symphony This Will Be Our Reply “…It’s the arts that ...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 17:09