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Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper

Leading Lady: Julie Kaiser Talks Zelda Fitzgerald and The Last Flapper



The Last Flapper is a one-woman play co-produced by Visions Theatre and Long Lake Theater that retrospects the life of Zelda Fitzgerald. Wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Flapper shines a spotlight on Zelda's personal experiences of creative genius, repression and passionate pursuit of life.

Bemidji’s summer concert series wraps up tonight with Known Only Locally!

Bemidji’s summer concert series wraps up tonight with Known Only Locally!

It’s become an end of summer tradition for Known Only Locally to take the stage as the last performance of the Mississippi Music on the Bemidji Waterfront weekly concert series. Tonight is the night. Originating in the ‘70s, the band has lost and added members over the decades, but one thing has never wavered – the rich, textured, homegrown, original sound that is undeniably Known Only Locally. That sound has long been part of the fabric of Northern Community Radio and the current iteration of the band, a mix of original and new members, stopped by the KBXE studio to share some history and some music.


State Auditor Julie Blaha discusses real world impact of small forfeitures on families and the real joys in creating crop art

State Auditor Julie Blaha discusses real world impact of small forfeitures on families and the real joys in creating crop art

The MN State Auditor’s Office recently released a report indicating the negative impact small forfeitures have on Minnesotans and their families. MN Auditor Julie Blaha joined the morning show to discuss the data behind the report, how it might be used to inform police reform, and in a surprise MN State Fair Week twist, she also discussed her award winning crop art!


Celebrating and Supporting Bemidji’s LGBTQ+ Community

Celebrating and Supporting Bemidji’s LGBTQ+ Community

Rail River Folk School in Bemidji will host Bemidji Pride in celebration of all things LGBTQ+. Family-friendly events begin at 1pm and include speakers, vendors, food, kids activities and loads of fun. Saturday night Foxby will entertain at 7pm and the drag show begins at 8pm! After the drag show, a late night dance party will top the night off.

Ben Cahill and Christian Taylor-Johnson are part of the organizing team behind Bemidji Pride. In this Area Voices segment, they share very different personal experiences growing up and coming out, the positive power of occasions like Pride events, and advice for parents on how to best support their LGBTQ+ children.


Bob Shimek on the centering experience of being with nature, and the complicated aspects of treaties and natural resources

Bob Shimek on the centering experience of being with nature, and the complicated aspects of treaties and natural resources

Water Protectors gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building in St. Paul this morning to being 4 days of prayer and ceremony in honor of Nibi. Bob Shimek joined the morning show today. He discussed the complications around treaties as well as the spiritual experience of foraging and sharing a fresh picked meal with friends and family.


Time to Celebrate Art in the Far North – Warroad, MN!

Time to Celebrate Art in the Far North – Warroad, MN!

Mara Hanel – Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) shares details of the 2021 NWMAC annual exhibit, Of the Year Awards, program and reception (Aug 26), our current NCTC exhibit — elemental, and the need for board members.


There and Back Again

There and Back Again

In this episode of Real College Podcast we will hear tales of one woman’s travels from high school student to professional model and world traveler, discuss Sunisa Lee’s triumphant journey from St. Paul to Tokyo and back, analyze the return of fans to live sporting events, follow the path our water takes from tap to toilet, and take a dive into the evolution of the recording industry!
1:21- Traveling the World Before College- Shannon Brault,
10:10- Sunisa Lee- Emma Morris,
11:55- Fan Profile: The Flock- Ethan Olson,
17:55- From Tap to Toilet- Casey McCabe,
41:15- The History of The Recording Industry- Isaac Maruyama


Storyhill Fest at Clearwater Forest Camp near Deerwood

Storyhill Fest at Clearwater Forest Camp near Deerwood

Storyhill Festival was held near Deerwood. Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson of the band Storyhill discuss the event’s history and their musical journey in this Area Voices episode.


Third Coast Chamber Collective will fill the air with music from around the globe this weekend.

Third Coast Chamber Collective will fill the air with music from around the globe this weekend.

Third Coast Chamber Collective is a group of emerging musicians from diverse backgrounds devoted to promoting the transformative power of Chamber music through inspiring performances, residencies and workshops. Events will be happening in both Grand Rapids and Bemidji August 22, 28th, and 29th. Cellist Magdelena Sas and violinist Natalia Korenchuk joined the morning show to discuss how they hope chamber music affects audiences, their own globe-trekking musical journeys and the universal language of music.


Look Out “Fargo” – The Movie “Loon” is Coming Soon!

Look Out “Fargo” – The Movie “Loon” is Coming Soon!

Writer, director and producer Charles Eickhof of Crookston, MN discusses the production of, and premier of, his Minnesota movie “LOON!.”


Live Music and Art on the Shores of Lake of the Woods!

Live Music and Art on the Shores of Lake of the Woods!

Sarah Homme of Warroad, MN has exciting news concerning a live music concert series at Allison Park in Warroad (with funding from the NWMAC). And Sarah shares details of the annual NWMAC art exhibit and reception that corresponds with the series.


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