Phenology Report: March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
Todd Stephanie 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.  Nature is action packed these days and it's only going to get more busy as temps continue to rise!  Listen to the link to hear everything John's noticed in the past week from woodpeckers drumming to barred owls communicating, buds breaking on the the trembling aspen and so much more.

Chelsea Wavrin Morgan via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in weekly Phenology observations.  In this wide ranging Phenology Talkbacks segment, we hear from students in Ely, Virginia, Two Harbors, Bemidji, and Northfield.  John also reports on several emails he received this week from observant adults.  Folks are seeing a burst of new activity in nature these days including sandhill cranes, bats, wild turkeys, swans and sap taps.  Click on the link for a full report!

Milt Lee talks with Jill Stoffregen from Cass Lake about the history of her jewelry making and her success with online marketing.

Despite the snowstorm, we're getting ready for spring and for Moths & Caterpillars of the Northwoods.  Let us know what you are seeing!  Join our Season Watch page on FB

As Program Manager for First People's Fund, Jeremy Staab works to improve native communities by helping  native artists realize their transformational potential and succeed in the business of art. With tools, educational opportunities and resources for native artists, First People's Fund is positively impacting the lives, the economy and the spirit of whole communities.

Veera Hirnanandani joined us to talk about her novel "The Night Diary".

Approximate numbers in attendance according to our volunteer producers!

Grand Rapids      200

Ely                           75

Brainerd              350-500

Duluth                  2000+

Arco                       2

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Program 63: The Mission and Priorities of Charles Blandin's New Foundation, 1941

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".

Dr. Amanda Doran, DVM, from Coleraine, joined Heidi and Scott on the Friday Morning Show to share her breakfast of toasted sprouted grain bread with natural, creamy peanut butter, a banana, and green tea. It's spring fever time in the pet world, too, and the vets in your town are busy preparing for porcupine quills, testing, and bug preparation. Like everything, it all starts with a good breakfast.

This week Briana Bierschbach reports on former MN Governor Republican Tim Pawlenty's possible run for MN governor again. 


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