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In the 2016 presidential election the candidates who spoke directly about jobs and job creation seemed to get the most votes. But what does that mean?  Will they live up to their promises?  Is there capital coming in and jobs that need to be done?  Or should the government have a hand in job creation?

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Jim Fruth is a gatherer of maple sap, a maker of syrups and jams, and a fruit grower in northern Minnesota. In fact, he grows over 2,000 pounds of fruit annually on just half an acre at Brambleberry Farm in Pequot Lakes. Jim recently presented a workshop on maple syrup for beginners for Happy Dancing Turtle's annual "Back to Basics" gathering. He makes and sells more than 20 kinds of jams and jellies made from fruit grown on his farm.

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One of the best ways to make a difference at KAXE/KBXE is to learn to be a music programmer for On The River. Share your love of music by signing up for the next On the River volunteer training happening Monday, May 15, 6:00-8:30pm.

The Oxcars are a celebration of regional theater in northern Minnesota.  Actors, directors, designers, choreographers, and theater lovers tip their hats to one another at this fun event commending the great talent in the Bemidji, Walker, Park Rapids region.  This year, the event happens Sunday, March 12 at teh American Legion in Walker, MN.  Happy hour starts at 3pm and the awards ceremony kicks off at 4pm.  Catie Belleveau has organized the event for the past four years and stopped by the KBXE studio to discuss the event and the importance of community theater. 

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If you listen to public radio (which if you're reading this, probably highly likely), you know the dreaded pledge drive...I remember in listening to public radio in other places, and I would change the station until the drive was over (don't judge too harshly, I was already a member!).

Author Kent Nerburn wrote the novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog in the early 1990s.   Director Steven Lewis Simpson made it into a movie of the same name currently in theaters.  In this segment of Area Voices, we learn why Kent began his Native American writing journey and how he views the film. We also hear from Steven Simpson about the making of the movie and the reaction it has received from the public.

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Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

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Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer provides listeners with a full report of what has been happening out in nature over the course of the week.  This week the report includes an early thunderstorm, aspen buds, pussy willow flowers, butterfly watch, a robin clarification lesson, and what birds to watch for in the coming days.  Bog walking, lakes melting, the end of the lake skating, and the sound of a saw whet owl...

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