The Regional Arts Council System has provided funding and support for arts projects across Minnesota for decades.  For the first time, an arts council is offering a fellowship specific to Native American Artists.

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Smoking is on the decline in young people, but e-cigarettes are on the rise. 

Darial Sneed

The latest installment of Centerstage Minnesota features host Brett Carter talking with Rachael Kilgour, a Minneapolis-based musician originally from Duluth whose new album Rabbit in the Road releases on March 3rd. The album features a strong deliberation on the grief, rebuilding, and resiliency that comes from struggling through her divorce. Ultimately, the message is one of forgiveness and moving forward, but there's some real pain along the way.

People in the Pine River MN area who need some garden seed will soon be able to find it at the public library! Barbara Kaufman visited with us on the Wednesday Morning Show. She  is one of the masterminds behind a new seed library in Pine River. She is also a board member for Pine River’s community garden.

Phenology Report

Feb 15, 2017
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Owls, cardinals and snow scorpion flies, oh my!  Phenology is the rhythmic biological events of nature as they relate to climate.  Our resident phenologist John Latimer looks back at his phenology notes and compares them to what he's been seeing in the past week in this segment of the Phenology Show.  

Free Valentines!

Feb 14, 2017
Christa Theilen

What are  you doing for Valentine's Day?  Remember the days of homemade cards?  Listen to what these Minnesota sisters are doing for others this Valentine's Day on the streets of Missoula, Montana. 

For those of you wanting to avoid all things valentines - listen in to Julie Crabb's Dark Side of Love on KAXE/KBXE from 7-10pm.  Listen online! 

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Phenology Talkbacks happen every Tuesday at Northern Community Radio.  It's the time in our week when we compile and share the comments, questions and observations about nature that listeners send our way.   This week we heard from several astute youngsters around the listening area.  We're impressed with these kids' observation skills!  What have you noticed out in nature these days?  We would love to hear about it!

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In this month's Dig Deep we focus on labor unions.  Our commentators are Aaron Brown from  the Iron Range - he's an educator, author, blogger and host of the Great Northern Radio Show.  Aaron provides our liberal perspective on our topics while Chuck Marohn is a conservative commentator from Brainerd who is the founder and CEO of Strong Towns

Milt Lee talks with Sam Miltich about his life as a musician.  Growing up surrounded by a large musical  family in northern Minnesota, taking his talents around the world and landing back to his roots playing jazz throughout the Upper Midwest.

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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".

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