KBEM

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Description

Recognized as the Twin Cities’ public radio voice for jazz and education, KBEM is a program of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Approximately 150 students annually participate in KBEM’s hands-on educational program, which focuses on all aspects of broadcasting and production. Students who develop their skills and select broadcasting experience can gain significant on-air time. The station is on-air 24/7 with 35 hours of student programming each week, with live professional announcers and pre-recorded, syndicated programming filling out the rest of the schedule. KBEM is the only station in the Twin Cities market which offers a jazz format and officially provides MN-DOT traffic reports.

KBEM was initially established at Minneapolis Vocational High School in the 1960s. The station was moved to North High School in 1983 as a part of the District’s desegregation initiative and it continues to reside there today. The vast majority of KBEM students attend North High School.

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Caption: The Eddies, Credit: The Eddies
The Eddies sings songs of work, love and death, including old sea shanties and reworked modern songs. The group brings its 5-part vocal harmonies t...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Robert Everest with some of his instruments, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Robert Everest plays it all. The accent is on Latin when he plays his regular show at Maria's, Sundays 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at 1113 Franklin Avenue ...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Ticket to Brasil collage, Credit: Jane Jany
Ticket to Brasil plays classic and contemporary Brasilian music. The May 18 show at Landmark Center, held between 1 and 3 in the afternoon is part...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Toni Lindgren (l) and Reina del Cid (r), Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Reina del Cit, a Twin Cities 4-piece group plays Sat April 12 at the 331 Club in Minneapolis, and every Monday at 10 at the Amsterdam in Saint Paul

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Dakota Combo, 2014, Credit: Kelle Green
The Dakota Combo is a group of hand-picked high school musicians who play serious jazz. Under the direction of Adam Linz, the show is at the Capri ...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Ben Riggs, Credit: Paul Nixdorf
Harvey Milk, first gay elected official in San Francisco, was assassinated in 1978. The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, which has been performing for...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:02
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Melvin comments in his poem, that there are too many people in our society not really connecting with one another.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:26
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Joseph's father re-enters his life after years away.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Herbert addresses the importance of free speech in our country.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:21
  • Purchases: 1
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Gunshot Sonata

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Poem that attempts to comfort a friend who has a broken heart.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:51
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In this poem, Daniela wishes that her relationship with her sister was closer.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:15
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Alex was influenced to go in the direction of this poem by listening to the work of his peers.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:43
Caption: Jerry O'Hagan at home with an interesting clock, Credit: Philip Nusbaum
Anybody wanted to know where to find good old-fashioned ballroom dancing should latch onto the Jerry Hagan Orchestra. The group is busy and plays t...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Caption: Chulrua, Credit: Erin Hart
Paddy O'Brien leads Chulrua, playing traditional Irish Music. The group plays the traditional dance repertoire such as jigs and reels, as well as t...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Susan Hutterer and Brad johnson, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Dance instructors sing the praises of polka dancing, and of Dale Dahmen and the Polka Beats coming to the Danceteria at the in Prior Lake, MN libra...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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She's venting her anger against a family member

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
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A Minneapolis high school student tells us in verse about his decision to come off his medication.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
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Lorisa, a Minneapolis high school student, writes a poem to an ex-sweetheart. Note: It is not a love poem.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 03:20
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Julisa, a young poet, gives her views on marriage which are pessimistic to say the least.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 03:18