John Bauer

Program 28: Marking Change in 1916; "Potatoes Did It!"

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

Lori Forshay-Donnay of the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji stopped by the KBXE studio to discuss the community's 50th Art in Park.   Vendors include jewelers, guitar makers, canoe builders, pottery, photography, shadow-boxes and whole lot more.  The Bemidji Art in Park is going on this weekend, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4 at Library Park in Bemidji. 

In her poem "Chicken Without a Cause" Linda Back McKay brings us a surreal account of a transformation

Beltrami Historical Society Executive Director Gary Rozman and Board Secretary Sue Bruns, stopped by the studio during our morning show to talk about the historical society, what goes on there and the many upcoming events happening.

Grant Frashier

Close to Home visits Mr. Ed's Farm near Hibbing for Supper on the Farm an event that wants to connect people with local farmers for an evening of food, learning, music and fun.

John Latimer

Each week we take a close look at the natural world around us in the weekly Phenology Report.  Have a question, comment or observation about what you are noticing outside?  We'd love to hear from you!  Send an email, leave a voice message at 218-999-9876 or connect with us on the KAXE/KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook.   Your thoughts help tell the phenology story of our amazing region! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB page

Every Tuesday we talk phenology during the KAXE/KBXE Morning Show.  During our "Talkback" time, we compile the nature reports from listeners and share them with the world.  What are you noticing outside?  We'd love to hear about it.  Give us a call at 218-999-9876, send us an email or check out our KAXE/KBXE Season Watch on Facebook and join in a conversation there.  

We caught up with Lorie Yourd, Board President of the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.  She filled us in on what is happening with the renovation of the new art center!  Multiple dedicated gallery spaces, rooms for workshops,  opportunities for community experiences, and a comprehensive retail space will all make up the new art center.   

The Jaques Art Center has been bringing visual art experiences to the Aitkin area for 22 years.  This weekend kicked off their latest exhibit, Community Canvas, created by people who live in and love the Aitkin area.  We spoke with Barden Heft the President of the Jaques Board of Directors.  He told us the history of the Jaques Art Center, explained the Community Canvas project and talked about what the Jaques Art Center brings to Aitkin. 

John Bauer

Program 27: Competition Threatens the Paper Mill; E.W. Backus

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

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