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John Emery recently joined us on the Morning Show and  spoke to the staff and board of directors of Northern Community Radio about what it means to be Muslim in Minnesota.  John spoke on behalf of the Islamic Resource Center of MN

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Barry Simonson is the Director of Line 3 Pipeline Execution for Enbridge Energy.  He talked with us about the replacement of line 3, why it's needed and where it is planned to go. 

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Singer songwriter and activist Annie Humphrey joined us to talk about an Honor the Earth event at the Macrostie Art Center on November 12th called "The End of Line 3 Protest".  Also at the event will be Ojibwe storyteller Anne Dunn and from Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke. 

It's the First Friday of the month and that means all kinds of fantastic things are going on around our listening area!  This morning we heard from Chelsea Johnson of  the MacRostie Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School and Katie Carter from the KBXE studio in downtown Bemidji.  Take a listen to find out what's going on!

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Citizens for an Informed Electorate, the City of Bemidji, and Northern Community Radio sponsored a 2-hour candidate forum on March 2nd, for candidates for Ward 4 Bemidji City Council.

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There is no "off season" for farmers. That's the verdict from garlic grower and farm market advocate Jesse Davis. Jesse and his husband Warren planted over 30,000 garlic cloves last fall at their farm, Trout Lake Garlic. That's less than the 50,000 they had planned, but with last fall's rain and humidity some of the seed they were hoping to grow rotted. This winter there was record warm weather in January, and more freeze-thaw cycles are predicted.

Close to Home: Build Your Own Solar Greenhouse

Mar 3, 2017
Grant Frashier

Most Minnesota gardeners would like to expand their growing season.  Timberjay Newspaper publisher Marshall Helmberger has found a way and recently led a class titled Build Your Own Solar Greenhouse in Virginia.   Close to Home host Grant Frashier was there and talked with Marshall.

During this week's Centerstage Minnesota, I saw that Baby Shel overslept, so I played a song by Grand Rapids native Actual Wolf to help him wake up. Each week I feature Minnesota artists playing folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Whether it's to wake you up at home, or keep you cruising at work, join me every Friday at 2 and 10 for the only show featuring all Minnesota musicians in the area.

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Mar 1, 2017
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Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer looks closely at what's happening in the natural world and gives listeners a full report on his observations of the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.   This week's report includes a variety of bird songs, discussion about temperature changes and talk about the effect climate change has had on bird migration.

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