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Put on your best costume and come celebrate the last day of our fall fundraiser at KAXE studios in Grand Rapids.

Friday,October 31st
from 6-9pm.

Trick or Treat, Home Brew Tasting & Food.
Bring a dish or snack to share. Home brew by Boreal Brewers.
RSVP appreciated.

Become an On Air DJ

Members are invited to attend our next on-air volunteer training courses,held in Grand Rapids at KAXE on November 10th and 17th from 6-8:30pm.

Call to reserve your spot 800-662-5799.

Great Northern Radio Show
The next show is coming up on Saturday Dec 6th live from Northern Lights Casino in Walker,Mn. Aaron Brown and his cast of characters will be there along with musical guests: Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings and author Jim Northrup. Audience must be in their seats by 4:30. Call 800.662.5799 for your free tickets. .

Photo: Congrats to our friend John Latimer who after 36 years retired last Friday. We hope you now get more time to use this shirt and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed sharing in your curling celebration last weekend & enjoy your road trip!! ❤️ The Hoops'
The Beat
Minnesota Poets read their own work every weekday at 7:40am and again at 11am. It includes both established poets and students as writers and readers. You can listen to Raven Dreams by Aaron Wenger.

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?  
Centerstage Minnesota - Join host Charlie Pulkrabek Friday afternoons from 2 to 4pm as he explores music by Minnesota musicians and talks with Minnesota artists about their lives and music.

  Broadband internet
 Organizations like the Blandin Foundation  are gearing up to increase broadband service for rural Minn. What's your internet service like where you live?

  We want your feedback, email us or call 800-662-5799.
Phenology with John Latimer
You can see more photos on our Phenology page and our Season Watch page on Facebook. Join in the fun and share your observations and changes of fall colors and more. email us.

  Album of the Week
Steve Downing's review of the arts Oct 25th, 2014
Lorna Landvik  Author and comedian, Lorna Landvik talks with Heidi Holtan about her new novel, "Best to Laugh".
Historian Don Boese, begins a new series on three profiles of Bovey natives, who made their mark on U.S. and MN history.
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Brothers Burn Mountain   Charlie Pulkrabek recently provided this review of the band made up of Ryan and Jesse Dermody, The Brothers Burn Mountain, and their new release, "A Thread Through the Night".
Candy Hesch  Candy Hesch is a member of Northern Community Radio and was our guest on What's For Breakfast.
Gil Quaal  An essay from the late writer Gil Quaal as he remembers back to school days in the 1930s.
Clearwater County-1 Tamara Edevold, director of the Clearwater County Historical Society tells us about the orgins and early history of NW Minn.
Clearwater County-2 Tamara Edevold continues the history of NW Minn.
Clearwater County-3 Final segment of the history of NW Minn.
Mesabi Pioneers  Jeffery Smith, co-author of "Mesabi Pioneers" talks with Scott Hall about mining in the dense woods of northern Minn in the early 19th century.
Dannielle Owens Reid  Heidi Holtan talks with co-author Dannielle Owne Reid about her book "This is a book for Parents of Gay Kids".
Great Northern Radio Show from Park Rapids - Tune in for great entertainment from our traveling road show live from Park Rapids on Sept 27th.
Nancy Crocker  Nancy Crocker talks with Heidi Holtan about her new novel, "Seeing America".
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Stephanie Hemphill, an environmental reporter in Duluth, talks with Scott Hall and Kathy Dodge about the MN Pollution Control's study on the impact of sulfates on wild rice.
Rural Broadband Scott Hall talks with Aaron Brown from Minnesota Brown and Trish Klein, Itasca County Manager about efforts to increase broadband service to rural areas. A survey for Itasca residents is available online to establish future broadband service.
Kraut a family tradition  Lisa Randall and Ellen Barnes talk about a family tradition of making sauerkraut and helping in the garden.
Stephanie Hemphill Environmental reporter, Stephanie Hemphill talks with Scott Hall about high levels of methylmercury in the St.Louis river.
Michael Goldberg Michael Goldberg on the Wind.
Michael Goldberg Michael Goldberg shares an essay on Yom Kippur.
Michael Goldberg Michael Goldberg's essay on hunger for Hunger Awareness Month.
Historian Don Boese, begins a new series on the history of Bovey Village Hall.
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Previous segments by Mr.Boese are on Our History page.
Jane Hirshfield  Jane Hirshfield is the headline guest for the Watermark Art Center's Mississippi Headwaters Festival of Poetry and Haiku. Heidi Holtan talks with her about writing and poetry.
Gander  Lon Hodge along with his service dog, Gander talks about the importance of service dogs for those who have suffered trauma. Hodge, a Vietnam vet and former college professor received Gander 2 years ago to help with his struggles with PTSD.
Sara Pujunen  Musician Sara Pujunen talks about her project, Laatikko Box, inspired by her interest in the Finnish ancestry and culture.
Karl Jonas  Karl Jonas is a breadmaker from Tower,Mn. He sells his bread and bagels at 5 farmers markets in north east minnesota. He talks with Scott Hall about how he got started as a breadmaker.
John Latimer-Ants  Phenologist, John Latimer reports on ants and what we see if we look down.
Shelly Boyum-Breen  Author, Shelly Boyum-Breen talks with Heidi Holtan about her new series of books on girls and sports, "Shelly Bean the Sports Queen".
Jason Edens   Jason Edens from the Rural renewable energy alliance, RREAL  talks with Scott Hall about a new solar energy system installation for a new affordable housing complex in Baxter, Mn.
Britt Aamodt Pipeline-6
 In the sixth and final segment of the Pipeline Stories:  A Series on MN’s Natural Resource Economy from Northern Community Radio reporter Britt Aamodt speaks with landowners who are the proposed route. You can listen to more interviews and find more info here.
Suzanne Congdon LeRoy  Suzanne Congdon LeRoy, granddaughter of Elisabeth Congdon tells us about growing up in the shadow of the murders at Glensheen in Duluth. She has written a new book, "Nightingale: A Memoir of Murder, Madness and The Messenger of Spring".
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Volunteer Dave Lathrop talks with David Adams, a lifelong resident of third river township in NW Itasca county. 86 year old Mr.Adams shares his memories of growing up in this area in 1930s and 40s.
Rebecca Rasmussen  Rebecca Rasmussen talks with Heidi Holtan about her new book Evergreen. It tells the story of homesteaders in northern Minnesota.
Paul Hanson
Paul Hanson is the coordinating investigator for the Spruce Research Project in a bog near Marcell. He talks with John Latimer and Scott Hall about the project that John Latimer is working on.
Jesse Davis
Jesse works with Grand Rapids Farmer's Market, plus MN Grown and operates Trout Lake Garlic in Coleraine. Heidi Holtan recently talked with him about National Farmer's Market week and our local market. You can find more info on local markets here.
Susan Allen Toth  Author, Susan Allen Toth discusses her book "No Saints Around Here - A Caregiver's Days", with Heidi Holtan.
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Five
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Four
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Three
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number Two
Teachings From Turtle Island: Hour Number One
    The stories of the Anishinaabe People.Produced by Brian Whittemore and Mary Favorite, this series is made possible by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.T
Elizabeth Gilbert  Heidi Holtan talks with Elizabeth Gilbert about her book, "The Signature of All Things", a tale of 19th century botanical exploration.
Leah Monroe - Drum Dancers Leah Monroe is an Ojibwe instructor at northland community schools in Remer, Mn. She discusses the recent Drum and Dance competition held in Remer. Schools from all around the state joined in the weekend event.
SoundClipRemembering Jim Miller:
On Saturday, July 6, the musician who has given the Bemidji area its honest and gritty musical swagger for decades, Jim Miller, passed on. On Monday's Morning Show, Jim's long-time playing partner Gary Broste, and his son Phil Broste, joined Maggie Montgomery to remember Jim Miller through conversation and music.

SoundClipJim and Kristi Miller's Performance On The Great Northern Radio Show at The Chief Theater Bemidji on April 7, 2012

SoundClipJim Miller interview from April 2009.
  Invisible by Design: A Community Conversation  about  Domestic Violence
Northern Community Radio has partnered with Advocates for Family Peace to bring you real conversations with victims of domestic violence.  Listen to the conversations here. 
Northern Community Radio is featured on the season finale of Common Ground on Lakeland Public TV.  Check out the video!
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