John Bauer

Program 16: Building the Dam and Paper Mill, 1901 - 02

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".

MN authors William and Barbara Durbin

Apr 28, 2017

Heidi Holtan and John Bauer talk with  William Durbin and Barbara Durbin about their latest novel and what it is like for husband and wife to work as co-authors.  Their latest book, Dead Man's Rapids is a historical novel written for young readers.

Joel Rosen

Joel Rosen lives at Park Lake Farm in Mahtowa MN, in Carlton County. When we talked to him (on April 26th) freezing drizzle had put down a quarter inch of ice at the farm. "Whether weather like this is a setback to planting depends on your soil," Joel observed. "Light soil dries faster than heavy soil."

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The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will wrap up its 78th season this Sunday with a performance of Handel’s Messiah.  This performance will be a multimodal, multi-community, collaborative event showcasing the musicians in the orchestra and vocalists from the Bemidji Chorale, the Park Rapids Classic Chorale and the Bemidji Choir as well as several professional soloists – in total more than 170 performers.  We spoke with Bemidji Symphony Orchestra Conductor Beverly Everett along with Bemidji Opera Theater Director Corey Renbarger about

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

Every Tuesday, our resident phenologist John Latimer talks to listeners about what he's been noticing in nature.  This week, there is a lot to report.  Spring is here and it's inspiring myriad natural activity! 

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We heard from a lot of keen young phenologists this week!  Reports include sights and sounds of a toad, wood frogs, frosty mornings, and currant leaves, loons, a lesson in trumpeter swans and even a boat race in Virginia that John Latimer was involved in.   These kids are engaged with their outdoors.  Bravo! Minnesota kids are so cool!

We finished up our health care conversation with Chuck Marohn's 4 point plan.  Listen in to find out his ideas and what Aaron Brown thinks of them.   Check out this article on Malcolm Gladwell that Chuck mentions on this episode of Dig Deep. 

John Bauer

Program 15:  The Road to Kaukauna

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".

Wendy Greenberg contributed this essay about Contra dancing and the rewards of sticking your neck out. You can stick your neck out too by submitting your poem, essay or short-short fiction to wordish@kaxe.org. What the world needs now is better words!

Call of the Wild: Matt Breuer mushroom guide

Apr 23, 2017
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Milt Lee talks with Matt Breuer about the path that led him to becoming a wild mushroom guide.  Matt shares some tips on finding, gathering and eating different types of mushrooms.

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