This Saturday at 5pm Northern Community Radio will broadcast another edition of the Great Northern Radio Show LIVE from the Thompson Recital Hall on the Bemidji State University campus. Aaron Brown hosts the variety show, creates most of the skits in the production, and organizes the musical acts. We spoke with Aaron about what goes into planning it and how it all unfolds.
As a nation, we've grieved together in the wake of the most recent school shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. As a news source, Northern Community Radio has delivered NPR reporting of the aftermath to our listeners every day since. In northern Minnesota, events such as these hit home in a particularly unsettling way. It happened here, too.
The Creative Spirit Fiber Festival kicks off tomorrow night and continues all day Saturday at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bemidji. Fiber artists Lori Forshee-Donnay and Bonnie Lundorff stopped by the studio to tell us all about it.
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer's mysteries have garnered national attention, accolades and loyal followers for years. Now that he's ventured into the world of children's books, he's attracting a whole new population of readers. His series "Ordinary People Change The World" features historical figures who've done incredible things, but Meltzer presents them in ways kids can readily relate to. True stories from their childhoods shine new light on people