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Rose Roach joined us this morning.  She's the Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Assocation.  They describe themselves as:

We are 22,000 dedicated RNs and other healthcare professionals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, who promote the professional, economic, and personal well-being of nurses through collective action. Our members care for patients in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings.

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Every week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the Tuesday morning Phenology Report.  As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an email directly to John.  Either way, we want to hear from you!

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Every week we hear from regular listeners and Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. We heard from several listeners and 8 schools this week!  

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Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown continue the conversation on the politics of Congressional District 8.  This time they unpack the topic of immigration.  What are the strategies for the candidates when it comes to the immigration debate?  How is the overall philosophy on immigration between parties differ?  Chuck Marohn gives us an analysis of Republican candidate P

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Construction of community Solar Gardens in MN has taken off in the last two years.  The number of solar gardens built in MN increased sixfold in 2017, adding enough electricity to power about 32,000 homes.  MN’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, alone plans to have over 125 solar gardens by the end of this year, producing over 450 megawatts.  By comparison, Xcel’s largest coal-fired plant in Becker, MN, 45 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, produces about 680 megawatts.

Each week John and Jennifer pull up a chair to one of our member’s kitchen tables and get to know them a little bit better. This week’s caller, Jan Bilden, from Warba, shared her breakfast of coffee and a piece of IKEA bread with honey and butter (some assembly required).

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Headwaters School of Music and Arts in Bemidji mixed art with science recently and the result was a whole lot of blended goodness.  The topic was dragonflies.

https://www.bemidjistate.edu/airc/

Today we are celebrating Indigenous People's Day on KAXE/KBXE through conversations and music.  This morning we talked with psychology professor Dr. John Gonzalez from BSU.  He's one of the speakers today at the American Indian Resource Center for Indigineous People's Day At Bemidji State University.  His talk is “Is My Healthcare Making Me Sick? Microaggressions in American Indian Healthcare.”

Schedule:

Katie Smith is a Grand Rapids, MN native who discovered her passion for performance at the age of 4.  Since then, the stage has been somewhat of a second home.  She pursued her theater degree with dance minor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and turned her passion into profession.  Grand Rapids has continually been her home base and with her business, Young at Art, she now provides a variety of classes for youth and adults who have an interest in theater arts, tap dancing and film-making.  In this segment of Area Voices, Kati

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota%27s_8th_congressional_district

MN's Congressional District 8 is one of the most watched, close-margined in the country.  Check Five Thirty Eight for up to date polling.

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