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It's Tuesday and that means it's time to talk nature.  Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer puts together a report of the subtle and not so subtle changes he's noticed in the past week and he shares those observations with our listeners.  Latimer is out of town this week, so Pam Perry is pinch hitting for him.  Pam is a retired, non-game wildlife biologist with the Minneosta Department of Natural Resources.  Among other things, they talk weather, birds, frogs, turtles and deerflies in this segment.  We loved hearing from Pam today and encourage you to listen to this segment!  Do you leave a ramp in low spots like window wells around your house so little frogs can escape after they get it?  Pam does.  Do you leave peanuts out for birds?  Pam does.  Did you know it's already the start of the migratory season?  Pam talks about it.  She loves the outdoors it made her career it was a pleasure having her on the air this morning.  Nice job pinch hitting, Pam Perry!

Jeff Olson on Call of the Wild

Jul 10, 2018

Milt Lee heads to Fosston to talk with Jeff Olson, a metal artist with a focus on forms from nature such as flowers and birds.

Karen Oothoudt via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB page

Northern Minnesota is a pretty incredible place.  We celebrate the natural world around us every Tuesday morningon what we call the Phenology Show.  Our Phenology Talkaback segment happens each Tuesday at around 7:45am.  It's the time of the week when we gather and share the natural sightings, obersvations and questions our listeners have sent throughout the week.

Brainerd native Lissa Carlino has written her first novel about an empowered young woman who struggles with addiction  It's called Woman Enough.   Lissa will be doing a book signing at Stonehouse Coffee in Nisswa on July15th at 1pm.  Her books are also available at We Are Clinic in Brainerd - to raise money for confidential reproductive health. 

On the first Friday of every month, we connect with three women around the listening area who help us discover the arts and cultural happenings across the KAXE/KBXE region.

Carrie Thorvig of Grand Rapids joined Heidi and J0hn for breakfast and hypnosis on What's For Breakfast. There's no way to know for sure, but if you say coffee to Heidi from now on, she might tweet like a bird. Carrie was on her way back home from early errands and ready to have an English muffin with peanut butter complete with butter underneath to keep things from getting all sticky.

Marshall Helmberger joins us on Friday mornings - today he talked about the recent storms, muskies as well as the corporation behind Polymet (proposed copper nickel mining in Hoyt Lakes) Glencore. 

Grant Frashier

Close to Home discovers world class art as well as local and regional exhibits at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, MN.  Host Grant Frashier talks with Braden Heft, President of the Board of Directors.  

Little Bobby [Houle] called in to CenterStage Minnesota to talk about a series of concerts he's playing in the area to promote his latest DVD, a biography of his life so far, before he heads to Arkansas to continue his long career as a blues musician from Red Lake. All money from the DVD's purchased will support the Wounded Warrior's Project. Hear the whole interview by clicking below.

Representative Keith Ellison was visiting northern MN over the 4th of July holiday and stopped by KAXE to tell us why he is running for MN's Attorney General.


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