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Area Voices

Series produced by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show connect listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in northern Minnesota.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show keep you up-to-date on the local arts scene, help you stay informed on cultural happenings, and transport you to Minnesota's storied past. Connecting listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in Northern Minnesota. All in a week's work on Area Voices.

Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.


281 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Bill, Maggie & Katie
Bill Blackwell, Jr. received the State of Minnesota Martin Luther King, Jr. Commitment to Service Award. In this segment of Area Voices, he shares...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 13:54
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Writer Ward Rubrecht is the first in a series of writers visiting Bagley, MN for the Farm by the Lake Storytelling Series. He spoke about storytel...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 10:02
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A conversation with Lisa Jordan from the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd, MN

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:49
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A conversation with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN about what's happening on the First Friday of January

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 10:15
Caption: Beadwork by Thomas Stillday, Credit: Katie Carter
A conversation with Karen Goulet from the Watermark Art Center's Miikanan Gallery in Bemidji which is dedicated solely to indigenous art.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 05:55
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Shannon Lucas Westrum's passion for living creatively has taken her down some pretty fantastic paths in life. Very soon it will take her to Ireland

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 13:21
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Mike and Julie French travel the globe tasting for coffees to bring back to Nisswa, MN.

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 21:54
Caption: Hannah Rakow Art
Hannah Rakow is a young woman on a mission to create. Her medium of choice is clay and her passion lies in the art of creating one of a kind cera...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 06:06
Caption: Dan Carlson, Credit: Katie Carter
Northern Minnesotans know how to thrive in winter. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating, snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, curling and sittin...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 10:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Katie Carter talks with Brian Carlson about concerts he has promoted in the past and his upcoming events.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 07:37
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Jeremy Nevilles-Sorell is an Ojibwe man making a difference. He travels the country facilitating workshops and trainings on domestic and sexual vi...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 14:21
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Lily Winter stopped by the studio to discuss life as a jewelry craftswoman and the new direction her jewelry is taking.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 08:32
Caption: Poet Erin Marsh
Erin Marsh will read from her upcoming book at the First City Poetry Reads event tonight in Bemidji. She stopped by the studio to talk about poetr...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 10:25
Caption: Joanna Dymond
A radio story about wolves ignited a curiosity in author Joanna Dymond. Her wonder about wolves being taken off the endangered species list inspir...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 12:12
Caption: Anna Gibbs and Anton Treuer
Anna Gibbs stood less than 5 feet tall during her time here on earth. Despite her small stature, she left an immense wave of joy, spiritual conne...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 08:37
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The Grassroots Concert Series has been bringing musical acts to the Brainerd Lakes and Nisswa area for the past 30 years. Concert Series volunteer...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 12:36
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Bemidji Symphony Orchestra's 79th season is underway. This Sunday, lyric tenor J. Warren Mitchell joins the symphony, adding his operatic voice to...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 10:43
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Bemidji Community Theater's production of The Sound of Music opened in November. Cast and Crew stopped by the station to chat about it!

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 27:42
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Author interview with Tim Federle whose self help book Life is Like a Musical compares connects lessons learned as a professional in the theater t...

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 10:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Music fuses with literature this Thursday at the Grand Rapids Area Library when Minnesota Book Award Winners Melanie Hoffert, Margi Preus, and Matt...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 14:25