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Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  In this week's report we learn that John went ice skating on his lake and he's got advice for folks heading out to skate in the coming days.  He also discusses many beautiful plants observable in the forest these days,  over-wintering caterpillars, and he answers a question about the owl's ability to turn its head in a circle...

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Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for listeners to connect with the station about nature.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the phenological correspondence and classroom observations sent his way.  He shares and discusses them every Tuesday morning, shortly before 7am. Thanks to everyone who contributes to the Phenology Talkbacks! We are grateful!

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Today we talked with Jothsna Harris Director of Community Engagement at Climate Generation:  A Will Steger Legacy.  Their organization is collecting letters until December 8th to give to the MN Legislature of 2021 to spur bold legislation concerning climate change. 

Check out how to submit your own letter concerning climate change here!

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Thanksgiving Day

Nov 24, 2020

This week on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn the Ojibwe words for Thanksgiving Day, "Miigwechiwi-Gizhigad".  Nana Boozhoo tells us the story of the first Thanksgiving Day.

To hear more Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo visit here.

MN Secretary of State Steve Simon on Election 2020 Voter Turnout

Nov 20, 2020

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer on the Friday Morning Show to talk about the 2020 election turnout.  He answers the question on how Minnesota did this year in voter turnout by letting us know that we were number one in America for the third consecutive year with a 79.95% in voter turnout.  Sec. of State Simon shares why he feels Minnesota has such a successful turnout rate and he talks about what he feels is happening on the national level.

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.  

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about new state mandates, the upcoming holiday season, vaccines and more.

If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895.

Thursday Morning Sports Page

Nov 20, 2020

Fred Freidman and Kyle Erickson join John and Heidi for Sports Page during our Gratitude Membership Drive.  They talk Timberwolves, Tennis, Vikings, the new pandemic restrictions on High School sports and of course there is trivia fun.

Iron Range cookbook author Mona Abel joins Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about her new cookbook “Let’s Party”.  Mona tells us about her love for making and eating pasties, when to enjoy cocktail hour, she shares some new recipes and old favorites and most importantly answers the question of gravy or no gravy with pasties.


You can find out more about purchasing “Let’s Party” and listen to Mona’s blogs at monascookbooks.com.

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Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report. This week, hear about a finch eruption, grosbeaks returning, a bullock's oriole, and the logical co-existence of the nuthatch and the brown creeper.


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The Phenology Show makes me feel close to nature. - Pearl Newstok

Tuesdays are one of our favorite days because... Phenology!  Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for listeners to connect with the station about nature.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the phenological correspondence and classroom observations sent his way.  He shares and discusses them every Tuesday morning, shortly before 7am. Thanks to everyone who contributes to the Phenology Talkbacks! We are grateful! 

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