Weekly Phenology

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.

Food Trucks Wanted

Mar 1, 2017
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It's hard to believe but spring is right around the corner and we are gearing up for some great events this coming spring and summer.  No event is complete without great food! So, we are putting out a call to all food trucks and food vendors who would be interested in participating in the following events:

RECORD STORE DAY

April 22, 2017 noon-5pm @ Rail River Folk School - Bemidji

MISSISSIPPI RIVER FESTIVAL

July 14 & 15, 2017 - @ KAXE Studios - Grand Rapids

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This February we made a pact with each other.  We would read more.  And did we ever!  The Northern Community Radio reading community is amazing - Tammy Bobrowsky will be adding up the totals and compiling the lists, but until then you can check out the What We're Reading facebook page and look at the bookshelf of these February reads on GoodReads

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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".

Giving Music to Kids

Feb 25, 2017

My 10 year old nephew, is starting to discover music. Just went to his first concert, is playing an instrument, and is always asking for iTunes gift cards to purchase music. There are some albums (see pictures above) that stick out as integral in my music growth, starting around that age. And I want to expose him to those! But it's not as simple as going out and buying him a CD (no CD player) or vinyl (no record player). And I don't suppose I can give him a gift card with the caveat that he must buy a specific album, right?

I had lots of fun putting together this week's Centerstage Minnesota show. You can hear a cut from the new album by Hippo Campus, and go back in time with Jonathan Rundman's cover of Come Sail Away. Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. Tune in every week from 2-4 to hear the awesome talents of local musicians.

  The 4th annual Creative Spirit Fiber Festival kicks off tonight with classes offered in quilting, basketry and knitting.  Tomorrow, educational opportunities include Anatomy of Selbu Mitten taught by Pam Madson, Beginner Crochet taught by Peggy Olson, Beginning Ojibwe Beading taught by Gwen Reid, Beginner Rug Hooking taught by Carol Edwards, Binding Techniques, Brazilian Embroidery, Felted Soap Making, Quilling, Felted Bowls, and much more.

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On Making Sausage, our weekly political conversation we talked with Minn Post reporter Sam Brodey.  Sam had a recent article "Democratic National Committee Chair Race:  Could Ellison Win It?"

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Close to Home goes to Mt. Iron for a story about a proposed legislative approach to climate change.  Host Grant Frashier attended this event hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability.

Minnesota Senate

Senator Justin Eichorn (R) from District 5 of the Minnesota Senate is currently serving his first term in office.  He stopped by KAXE studios to tell us what the experience is like and what bills he is currently working on in the MN Legislature

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