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Poet and educator, Athena Kildegaard of Morris details the rich beauty and deep entanglements of the Mississippi in her poem, "The River Speaks to my Mother."

Since 1970, Earth Day celebrations have given voice to a growing consciousness regarding environmental concerns.  In honor of Earth Day,  many communities in our listening area will host Earth Day events.  In the town of Mountain Iron, they've been celebrating Earth Day in a big way for the past 10 years with the Iron Range Earth Fest(IREF).  IREF has grown into a comprehensive experience delving into the many ways people can live more sustainably and tap into the knowledge of local experts for advice on regional products, services, foods, traditions and our wilderness. 

Mesabi Range College chemistry and biology instructor Kimberlee Giermann will be presenting the workshop "Backyard Herbs: Food and Medicine" at 11a.m. at the conference.   We spoke with her on the morning show about herbs, tinctures, and eco-gardening. 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in weekly Phenology observations.  In this  Phenology Talkbacks segment, we hear student reports from kids in Blackduck, Virginia, Two Harbors, White Earth, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Brainerd and Northfield.  We also heard from listeners Kent, Joel, Ed and Ian.  This week's reports are a a potpourri of spring happenings from robins and gold finches to nearly 2 feet of snow and frigid temps.  It's been a wild spring week that's for sure!

What We're Reading: A Spy in Canaan

Apr 16, 2018
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What We Are Reading host, Tammy Bobrowsky, spoke with Marc Perrusquia.  Marc is a reporter in Memphis, Tennessee, his new book is  called A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI used a famous photographer to infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement. This book is the result of years of research that started with a Freedom of Information request in 2007 and ended recently after a lawsuit with the FBI and now we finally have the story of Civil Rights insider turned FBI informant, Ernest Withers. 

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