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

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352 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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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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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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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.

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38 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota Features are value-added segments focusing on various aspects of Minnesota's music landscape, past and present. Centerstage Minnesota Features are produced by Nothern Community Radio, and are made possible by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Latest Pieces

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TEDx Bemidji will showcase local experts sharing their ideas worth spreading October 18th at 1pm in downtown Bemidji!

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 12:23
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We talk about James Patterson & Bill Clinton's "The President is Missing," Jill Santopolo's "The Light We Lost," Richard Ratay's "Don't Make Me Pul...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
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Michael Goldberg talks on the many changes in our world today and how we got here.

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Poet Larry Gavin shares his poem "Brick Tender" on this segment of Wordish.

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 01:53
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First Friday events in Bemidji and surrounding areas

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 09:44

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
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First Friday events for July in Grand Rapids, MN

  • Added: Oct 15, 2018
  • Length: 06:27
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We had the chance to talk with visiting musicians who made up the 2nd Annual Bonfire Chamber Music Festival in Grand Rapids. Mary Ellen Patnaude (...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 18:09
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The Lakes Area Music Festival(LAMF) creates ongoing arts experiences throughout the year for adults and youth in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Each sum...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 13:31
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The Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin, MN is a destination gallery tucked in the woods that has those who discover it returning again and again. Bob ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 14:24