John Bauer

Program 59: Turning From Newsprint to New Kinds of Paper

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

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In this podcast only edition of Dig Deep for February Aaron and Chuck get into the nuts and bolts and the fascinating, now wide-open race for MN District 8.  Send us your feedback

Read Aaron Brown's interview with Congressman Rick Nolan about his decision to not seek reelection

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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.

Thank you to the Brainerd Community for planning the KAXE Tower fundraiser at the Roundhouse Brewery on Sunday, February 18th.

The event was a great success raised a lot of money and was a great community gathering.

John and Spoke with Sarah Hayden Shaw, owner of Sage on Laurel.  

 

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Heidi Holtan

This episode further explores the ideas related to the environment of northern Minnesota and jobs and the economy. Specifically climate change.  Take a listen to our liberal commentator Aaron Brown and our conservative Chuck Marohn

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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.

jeremy messersmith opens his new album, Late Stage Capitalism with a song he says is about two people on the worst date ever. Hear "Purple Hearts" and more on the latest edition of Centerstage Minnesota. Click here for the PRX link to the show. Then listen every Friday at 2:00 and 10:00 for two hours of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music all by Minnesotans.

Katie Carter

"Gitigaanike" is an Ojibwe word that means "to make a garden." It is also the name of the Red Lake Nation Local Food Initiative. On February 26th Gitigaanike is teaming up with the Land Stewardship Project to hold a Farm Dreams workshop at Seven Clans Casino in Red Lake MN.

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We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

Elissa Gallien via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  This week, observations include snowy owls, the days getting longer, mouse prints in the snow, and clarification on exactly how many times the temperature has gone below -30.   Listen to the links for all the fantastic reports! 

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Before U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein could finish her speech at the California Democratic Party convention Saturday, the music began playing to indicate she had used her allotted time.

She kept talking. The music got louder. "I guess my time is up," Feinstein conceded as what sounded like a 1940's movie score continued playing.

As the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang that saw the two Koreas come together — if briefly — came to a close on Sunday, another potential sign of détente emerged; North Korea said it was willing to hold talks with the United States, according to South Korea's presidential Blue House.

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics concluded Sunday evening in South Korea. The closing ceremony saw fewer athletes than the opening event 17 days ago — some Olympians have already gone home — but didn't stint on pageantry, K-pop and expressions of hope for peace between the two Koreas.

Ivanka Trump and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in sat near a visiting North Korean general, Kim Yong Chol, believed to be a former spy chief, whose delegation had earlier been met with a sit-in by conservative South Korean lawmakers near the border crossing.

The Trump administration unleashed a flood of outrage earlier this month after unveiling a proposal to overhaul the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. The plan would replace half the benefits people receive with boxed, nonperishable – not fresh – foods chosen by the government, not the people eating them.

As dense smoke from regional wildfires spread through communities across western Montana last summer, public health agencies faced an indoor problem, too: Residents suddenly needed filters to clean the air inside homes and public spaces, but there was no obvious funding source to pay for it.

Ellen Leahy, the health officer in charge of the Missoula City-County Health Department, says in the past, when wildfire smoke polluted the air outside, nobody really talked about air filters.

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