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Great Northern Radio Show
The spring show is Saturday, March 7th at 5pm at the North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park.  We'll feature the Roe Family Singers and the Great Northern Players for a fun-filled, variety show hosted and produced by Aaron Brown.  Call for your free tickets 800-662-5799.
  Give & Take
Tune in Saturday morning at 9. This week latest from Paddle MN -Kim McCluskey of Ely about some tropical paddles, and historian Don Boese on Bovey, post WWII.
  Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of Northern Community Radio's Board of Directors is Monday, Jan 26th at 5pm at KAXE studios, 260 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids. This is an open meeting members and the general public are invited to attend.

What did you read in 2014?
Aaron Wenger, staff physicist, recommends "My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks" by Brenda Child. and "Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steven Sheinkin. Send us your recommendations!
Local Foods College Webinar

The Univ of Minn Extension - Local Foods College is hosting a series of eight webinar sessions on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. The next one is Jan 27th - Small Farm Business Planning. Ryan Pesch of Lida Farm will discuss simple measures growers can make to guide management decisions and help to make your farm operation profitable. Register for the free event.
The Finale of
27 Months!
Independent producer David McDonald was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014.  27 MONTHS is a ten-part documentary about serving in the Peace Corps.   The tenth final episode will air on Saturday, Jan 24 at noon, and Sunday, Jan 25 at 10pm.
Part  9:Time 
Previous segments available here.

Photo: Congrats to our friend John Latimer who after 36 years retired last Friday. We hope you now get more time to use this shirt and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed sharing in your curling celebration last weekend & enjoy your road trip!! ❤️ The Hoops'

The Beat
Minnesota Poets read their own work every weekday at 7:40am and again at 11am. It includes both established poets and students as writers and readers. You can listen to Badger Poetics by Kevin Zepper.


Waterworks Northern Community Radio member, Gordon Prickett from Aitkin County shared a recent column on the request by Endbridge to add a 3rd line.

 Visit our Journalism page for previous stories.

Phenology with John Latimer
You can see more photos on our Phenology page and our Season Watch page on Facebook. Join in the fun and share your observations and changes of fall colors and more. email us.
Centerstage Minnesota - Join host Charlie Pulkrabek Friday afternoons from 2 to 4pm as he explores music by Minnesota musicians and talks with Minnesota artists about their lives and music.

BigTree Bonsai 
Charlie talked with the band during a recent visit to the Twin Cities.
  Album of the Week

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?
 Nathan Schroeder Nathan is the 3 time champion of the Beargrease sled dog race and will defend his title this weekend. He talks about preparing himself and his dogs for the race.
 Aaron Brown Aaron tells us about a place he knows, but doesn't vist very often.
 Ron Pesch Ryan is a farmer in Ottertail County and Univ of MN Extension Educator. He talks with KBXE's Robert Saxton and Dan Houg on farming and local foods. This week he will present a webinar on small business planning.
 WWII-Life in Bovey Historian Don Boese has a story on what life was like for people living in Bovey during World War II.

Previous segments, like Ann's SweetShop are located on Our History.
 Kim McCluskey  Paddle Minnesota with Jim Gallagher talks with Kim McCluskey about paddling trips to tropical destinations. Kim runs Adventure Sherpas in Ely, Mn.
 Aaron Hautala Aaron Hautala, president of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, talks about the proposed expansion to the recreation area that could bring in an additional 20 million dollars to northern Minnesota.
 Nameless Coalition Kristi Miller, Reed Olson and Mike Bredon from the Nameless Coaliton talks with host Robert Saxton about the need for housing for the homeless.
 Chelsy Perkins Brainerd Daily dispatch reporter, Chelsey Perkins talks about how the community, city council, and police are responding to the shootings and homicide in Brainerd.
 Public Safety Itasca County Sheriff, Vic Williams and Grand Rapids Police chief, Scott Johnson talked with Heidi Holtan and John Bauer about public safety and how the safety of officers and the community has changed over the years.
Steve Downing's review last winter : COLD
  Rob Kesselring Wilderness guide Rob Kesselring talks about a winter canoe trip he's taking on the sunny Rio Grande River.
   Julie Kingsley Hubbard County District Soil and Water Conservation District Manager, Julie Kingsley tells us about water quality in Hubbard County.
   Tying Flies  Bob Wagner from the Bemidji chapter of Trout Unlimited talks about his passion for tying flies.
Time David McDonald talks with morning show hosts Heidi Holtan and John Bauer and explains how the concept of TIME is different in the Peace Corps.
Great Northern Radio Show from Walker - Our Dec 6th show live from the Northern Lights Casino in Walker,Mn. Listen to Aaron Brown, Larry Aitken, the Northbird Dancers & Drummers, Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings and Shannon Murray.
Porcupines John Latimer shares winter notes on porcupines.
Rabbits & Hares John Latimer on those long eared furry critters.
All Things Equine A Bobbie Kleffman stopped by to share some stories about her winter with her animals.
Chris Quaal Vinson The politics of the chicken coop.

Chris Quaal Vinson Christmas baking and how things have changed over the years.
Annie Erickson is chronicling her experience of caring for her husband Dick Cain, who has dementia.
Loved one and dementia-1 
Loved one and dementia-2  
Loved one and dementia-3 
 What's Left  John Bauer on his new project to bring awareness on mental illness and suicide prevention. He lost his daughter, Megan to suicide a year and a half ago.
John Bauer talks about Whats Left 
Sam Miltich talks about living with mental illness 
Homeless Students Angie Lauderbaugh spoke with Maggie Montgomery and Robert Saxton about the work she does with and for homeless students in the Bemidji area.
Lorna Landvik  Author and comedian, Lorna Landvik talks with Heidi Holtan about her new novel, "Best to Laugh".
Mesabi Pioneers  Jeffery Smith, co-author of "Mesabi Pioneers" talks with Scott Hall about mining in the dense woods of northern Minn in the early 19th century.

SoundClipRemembering Jim Miller:
On Saturday, July 6, the musician who has given the Bemidji area its honest and gritty musical swagger for decades, Jim Miller, passed on. On Monday's Morning Show, Jim's long-time playing partner Gary Broste, and his son Phil Broste, joined Maggie Montgomery to remember Jim Miller through conversation and music.

SoundClipJim and Kristi Miller's Performance On The Great Northern Radio Show at The Chief Theater Bemidji on April 7, 2012

SoundClipJim Miller interview from April 2009.
  Invisible by Design: A Community Conversation  about  Domestic Violence
Northern Community Radio has partnered with Advocates for Family Peace to bring you real conversations with victims of domestic violence.  Listen to the conversations here. 
Northern Community Radio is featured on the season finale of Common Ground on Lakeland Public TV.  Check out the video!
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