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This Saturday, December 10, The city of Hibbing will celebrate Nobel Prize Laureate Bob Dylan.  

This past October, after it was announced that Bob Dylan would be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Craig Hattam mentioned to some friends that Hibbing should consider raising funds for a statue of hometown hero Bob Dylan.  As it turns out, Dylan's contemporaries reached out and asked that in lieu of a statue, something more impactful should happen - a fundraiser supporting arts education opportunities for the young people of Hibbing.  

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Tuesday mornings we listen in as our resident phenologist John Latimer shares his weekly observations of the natural world around the Northern Community Radio listening area.  

What have you been noticing?

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    Tuesday morning is the time we reflect on the changes taking place in the natural world around us.  Students and regular people just like you take the time to share their observations with us and we share them with our listeners.  What are you noticing around your house, along the roadsides, on the lake or in the woods?  We'd love to hear about it!  You can call and leave a message on our TalkBack line 218-999-9876, email our resident Phenologist John Latimer at jlatimer@kaxe.org or leave a general email message at comments@kaxe.org.

The Call of the Wild – the Creative Economy of the North Woods travels the highways and back roads of northern MN to meet the people who live and work here. From the crafters and artists to hunters and gatherers to loggers and entrepreneurs.  On this episode we meet the folks behind Crapola in Ely. 

Do you hear the Call of the Wild?  Do you know someone who follows their own path?  Email us

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Last week we had a question about dwindling numbers of evening grosbeaks.  A listener wondered if it had to do with bird flu.  Harry and John weren't sure of the answer, so we got our friend Laura Erickson to tell us more about evening grosbeaks for A Talk on the Wildside. 

Every Friday morning  on What's for Breakfast we pull up a chair to one of our member's kitchen tables (or hotel rooms) and get to know them a little bit better.  This week we talked with Robin Phillips who was visiting Grand Rapids from St. Louis Park.  Robin is the executive director of Advocates for Human Rights in Mpls and was in town to talk with the Blandin Foundation and enjoy a first Friday arts event in northern MN. 

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. This week features:  Atmosphere, The Big Wu, Casino Royale, Bill Dankert & The Real Austinaires, Nikki & The RueMates, Haley Bonar, Rich Mattson and the Northstars, Gild, Bob Dylan, Blew Monday, Davina and The Vagabonds,  Sarah Krueger, Gramma's Boyfriend, Walter Mink, The Tarveys, Teague Alexy, Apollo Cobra, Charmin Michelle, Brenda Weiler, Pushing Chain, Stacy K, High Drama Blues, Bones & Beeker, The Prairie Dos, Erik Koskinen.

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Area Voices tells the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota.  Northern Community  Radio on-air volunteer Dan Gannon had the privilege of talking with three area youth who have traveled to North Dakota and taken part in the Standing Rock protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline.   Listen as they share why they went, what it was like, and the impact this movement is having on their generation. 

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Invest Early is a school readiness program in Itasca County for infants through age five.  It's a unique partnership that includes four school districts: Deer River, Grand Rapids-Bigfork, Greenway, and Nashwauk-Keewatin.  The schools share staff, classrooms, and state and local funding with Head Start, Itasca Community College, Itasca County Social Services, and the Blandin Foundation to make pre-school available to children at risk in the County.  About five hundred children are currently enrolled at over thirty sites around the Count

Maybe you've heard by now about our new CenterStage MN Concert Series? Hope so. It's a series worthy of your time in checking it out.  I can't speak highly enough about the first three shows with The Cactus Blossoms, Davina & The Vagabonds, and The Lowest Pair.

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