Heidi Holtan

News and Public Affairs Director

Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and the Give and Take, and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As It Happens. She produces a popular Minnesota book feature called RealGoodWords.

On the job, Heidi is smart and creative. She’s an innovator and collaborator who works closely with news hosts and producers to help them achieve the best on-air sound possible.

In her personal life Heidi is a Minnesota Lynx fan, a Blandin Leadership grad, a self-professed bookaholic, a lover of cooking shows, and a former member of the Iron Range Maidens roller derby team. Heidi grew up on a resort near Brainerd, and used to “play radio” when she was a kid. She presently lives on a lake in Grand Rapids with her husband Tom and two cats, Jasper and Aiko.

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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.

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

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

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.”

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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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This week on the Border News Roundup editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the condominium project in Tower, the gloomy and colder than usual temperatures this year, and peak color observations. 

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