Please Stand By Tower Campaign

The KAXE tower and transmitter are in need of replacing. Maggie Montgomery and Kari Hedlund talked about the history of the existing tower, including when a gravel truck knocked down our first tower in 1984. Dan Houg, Station Engineer, spoke with Kari and Maggie about the scope of the tower and transmitter project and provides a 101 of HOW radio waves are transferred. Maggie spoke with Loren Solberg to better explain the bonding process. Maggie, Kari, John and Sarah talked about funding...

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The most recent Centerstage Minnesota show on KAXE/KBXE put together the music of Humbird, Hippo Campus and bands who's names don't start with H. Listen every Friday at 2:00 and 10:00 for two hours of the talented musicians from all over this great state. Hear the most recent show by clicking here.

In his humorous essay "Ardis", Duluth writer Doug Lewandowski notes the passage of time in pet years.

Call of the Wild: Steve Piragis from Ely

Jan 22, 2018

Milt Lee talks with Steve Piragis, owner of Piragis Northwoods Company, about what led him to Ely, Minnesota and the start of his successful outfitters business.

https://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/universal-basic-income-5-experiments-from-around-the-world-1

Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn join us for our January Dig Deep conversation.  A little different this time - the idea of reform AND what is working in our world.  Our Monday conversation is about Universal Basic Income

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John Bauer

Program 54:  Saving the Newsprint Industry in the Bleakest of Times

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".

http://kinshippartners.org/kinship-kids-corner/ / Kinship Partners

Everybody can use one more person in life that cares about them.  Many organizations around northern MN pair caring adult mentors with kids who could use some time with an adult outside their family - including Bridges Kinship Mentoring in Grand Rapids and Kinship Partners in Brainerd, Pequot Lakes, Staples and Crosby.  Executive Director of Bridges Deb DeMuth and board member Chelsi Drobnik joined John and Heidi on the Friday Morning Show.

Meadow Kouffeld joined John and Heidi to talk breakfast, names, and more on The Friday Morning Show's popular What's For Breakfast segment. Join us every Friday morning when we sit down with one of our members and grill up some tough questions about things like omelets, English Tea, and the like or dislike of names

The Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival is a celebration organized by Little Black Dress, INK.  Little Black Dress, INK conducts a yearly theatrical writing contest and finalists from that contest are showcased in theater festivals across the country.  Collaborating with local theater groups, the  original works created by women are portrayed onstage, in multiple cities, on the same day.  This Sunday, International Women's Voices Day,

Grant Frashier

Host Grant Frashier visits with Susan Estee, Executive Director of Second Harvest North Central Food Bank in Grand Rapids about hunger in Northern Minnesota and approaches to dealing with it.

Quinn Swanson

Mike Duval and Phil Hunsicker are keynote speakers for this year's Back to Basics workshop in Pine River. Both of them work for the MN DNR's Division of Ecological and Water Resources. Phil is an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Planner and Mike is District Manager. They're also both musicians in the band Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors.

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Four agents and six Branch Davidians died in the initial raid, and for the next 51 days, we watched a siege play out on TV. But eventually, it all ended with tanks, tear gas, and flames.

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