Please Stand By Tower Campaign

The KAXE tower and transmitter are in need of replacing. Maggie Montgomery and Kari Hedlund talked about the history of the existing tower, including when a gravel truck knocked down our first tower in 1984. Dan Houg, Station Engineer, spoke with Kari and Maggie about the scope of the tower and transmitter project and provides a 101 of HOW radio waves are transferred. Maggie spoke with Loren Solberg to better explain the bonding process. Maggie, Kari, John and Sarah talked about funding...

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Program 54:  Saving the Newsprint Industry in the Bleakest of Times

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".

http://kinshippartners.org/kinship-kids-corner/ / Kinship Partners

Everybody can use one more person in life that cares about them.  Many organizations around northern MN pair caring adult mentors with kids who could use some time with an adult outside their family - including Bridges Kinship Mentoring in Grand Rapids and Kinship Partners in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Staples and Crosby.  Executive Director of Bridges Deb DeMuth and board member Chelsi Drobnik joined John and Heidi on the Friday Morning Show.

Meadow Kouffeld joined John and Heidi to talk breakfast, names, and more on The Friday Morning Show's popular What's For Breakfast segment. Join us every Friday morning when we sit down with one of our members and grill up some tough questions about things like omelets, English Tea, and the like or dislike of names

The Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival is a celebration organized by Little Black Dress, INK.  Little Black Dress, INK conducts a yearly theatrical writing contest and finalists from that contest are showcased in theater festivals across the country.  Collaborating with local theater groups, the  original works created by women are portrayed onstage, in multiple cities, on the same day.  This Sunday, International Women's Voices Day,

Grant Frashier

Host Grant Frashier visits with Susan Estee, Executive Director of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank in Grand Rapids about hunger in Northern Minnesota and approaches to dealing with it.

Quinn Swanson

Mike Duval and Phil Hunsicker are keynote speakers for this year's Back to Basics workshop in Pine River. Both of them work for the MN DNR's Division of Ecological and Water Resources. Phil is an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Planner and Mike is District Manager. They're also both musicians in the band Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors.

Senator Tina Smith joined us on Making Sausage this week to talk about her transition to Washington DC, imported steel and the importance of rural broadband. 

Bill Blackwell, Jr.  received the State of Minnesota Martin Luther King, Jr. Commitment to Service Award this past Monday.  He's the Director of the American Indian Resource Center on the Bemidji State University campus.  Under his leadership, the American Indian retention rate at BSU has reached 84%.

Erin Marsh takes a scalpel to the process of writing and lays it all out on the table in her dream-like poem - "Writing at Night".

Tune in to this Tuesday morning show that delves into meteorological glossaries. 

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Saturday saw protesters take to the streets from New York to Los Angeles — from Nigeria to Iraq. Various incarnations of the second annual Women's March demanded social change, promoted female empowerment and declared a resistance to President Trump on the anniversary of his inauguration.

Turkey on Sunday continued a major attack inside northwestern Syria on a Kurdish militia it has called a "terror army" that presents a danger to Turkish security.

One day earlier Turkey sent tanks and armored vehicles lumbering across the border with Syria to add to artillery and aerial invasions already underway against the YPG, which Ankara seeks to drive out of the Afrin region of Syria.

Turkey also announced Saturday that the aerial component of its "Operation Olive Branch" had struck 108 YPG targets, as NPR's Peter Kenyon tells our newscast unit.

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