The Bemidji Community Food Shelf relocated to the Bemidji Industrial Park in 2012.  The new location, on a large plot of land, provided opportunity for a food shelf farm.  The farm has produced fresh fruit and vegetables for the past four summers.  This fall, in addition to the farm, the food shelf has just completed a deep winter greenhouse that will provide fresh produce throughout the winter in addition to the summer crops.

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Jonathan Rundman's recent record, Reservoir was 25 years in the making. To celebrate all those years of creating music, Jonathan put together a 22 song compilation of what might be called his favorites. We talk about that and more at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Lakeland Public Television revived the program Backroads last year.  Featuring northern Minnesota musicians, the show tapes an array of musical acts in blitz fashion over the course of one week and then becomes individual television segments later in the year.  This week LPTV is taping their upcoming Backroads season at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji.

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company's mission is to bring "lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts."   This professional troupe takes shows to prisons, women's shelters, low income senior centers and other unexpected locales.   They weave thespian magic without fancy sets and involved lighting.

It's just one of the 28 bands played recently on Centerstage Minnesota, but Ipso Facto deserves recognition for more than 30 years, through two kidney transplants, all while sharing the stage as brothers.

Katie and Jennifer found out more about the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Eco Experience building at the State Fair in their conversation with Ralph Pribble.

Sign up today for the next on-air volunteer training to be held October 23rd from 6:00-8:30 at the KBXE studios in Bemidji.

Volunteers play a big role in making KAXE/KBXE such a great radio station. The real voices of friends and neighbors On The River creates a special connection between host and listener. Now is your chance to join that group of music programmers.

Phenology Report: September 26, 2017

Sep 27, 2017
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Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  what's changing color, flying, blooming, ripening and happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

What have you noticed?  Send us a note via email or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876.  We'd love to hear about it.   

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  School's open and the student Phenology Reports are rolling in!   Click on the links to hear what the kids and adults are noticing from Virginia to Long Prairie!  

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

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We invited some flamenco dancers to the booth at the state fair. They classed up the place quite a bit. Flamenco dancing features cultural influences of such diverse regions as North Africa, Southern Europe and the Near and Far East. Enjoy Jennifer and Katie's conversation with dancers at the fair.

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