John Bauer

Program 65   Participating in the War Effort:  Grand Rapids During World War Two

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".

Every first Friday of the month we chat with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School, and Area Voices producer Katie Carter.  These gals connect us to the various arts events happening around the listening area.  There is a lot going on!  Click on the links to hear what's happening near you!

This week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the latest on the complaints about Frontier Communications, the retirement of Embarrass' weather watcher, bat populations and this year's record snow pack.

Grant Frashier

Close to Home visited with Sylvie Skoog and Daniel Henry of the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park.

In the next installment of Paddle Minnesota with Jim Gallagher.  April 4th  is beloved MN author and conservationist Sigurd Olson’s  birthday.  In celebration Jim talks with Alanna Dore and Steffi O’Brien – the directors of Listening Point Foundation in Ely. 


Paddle MN is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and a Region 2 Arts Council Individual Artist Grant with funding from the McKnight Foundation.                                                                           

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.

Elissa Gallien via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB page

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in weekly Phenology observations.

Minnesota State Climatology Office

Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld will be at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday April 4th at noon at the Chalberg Theater for a climate seminar "Climate Chaos in Minnesota".  Tune in to our conversation from the Morning Show. 

Milt Lee talks to Michelle Ruport from Bemidji about organizing marketing opportunities for people who create with their hands, through her business Creative North.

In his poem "Why He Didn't Pray", Winona writer Emilo DeGrazia offers not apology but appreciation


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Nashville Police are warning residents to keep their doors locked and their eyes open for a partially nude man following a shooting early Sunday morning that left four people dead.

A man wearing only a green jacket shot three people dead at a Waffle House. One person later died at a hospital where two others are being treated for injuries. Police say the suspect fled on foot, and is still on the loose. Eye witnesses tell police he stripped his jacket off near the restaurant, went back to his nearby apartment and put on a pair of pants. He was last seen wearing only black pants.

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We're crazy in love with all the education news — from Coachella to new findings on screen time.

Beyoncé brings HBCU pride to Coachella performance

Juliana Hatfield was a darling of the '90s indie music scene. She played with Blake Babies and The Lemonheads and had a hit with the edgy pop song, "My Sister." Hatfield released a string of alternative albums since those days, full of distorted guitars and strong vocals.

When The Exorcist, based on the novel by William Blatty, came to theaters in 1973, it captured the public imagination. Or more accurately, the public's nightmares.

Exorcisms aren't just the stuff of horror movies — hundreds of thousands of Italian Catholics reportedly request them each year. But when William Friedkin directed the movie, he'd never actually seen an exorcism. It would be four more decades before he actually witnessed one.

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