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Each week John and Heidi 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, Sandy of McGregor served up leftover pork cutlets and coffee.

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This week celebrated ONE year since we've hosted the Statewide Conversations on MN's COVID-19 response with MN Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan.  She made a committment to join us each week, or find a state official each week so that citizens in Minnesota had a chance to ask question. 

This week our conversation included outbreaks in the state, vaccine availability and listener questions about mask mandates, employers and mental health. 

Border News: Campaign to Save the BW Plan, COVID Cases & Broadband

Apr 9, 2021

Marshall Helmberger, Editor and publisher of the Timberjay newspaper, joins Heidi Holtan with news from northeastern Minnesota.  This week he reports that the COVID cases in Ely have come down after the recent spike in the area.

Each week John and Heidi 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, Dawn and Oliver from Baxter joined in on their ride to school after starting the day with an English muffin with butter and peanut butter and Puerto Rican coffee. 

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Our newest album of the week covers old school and 2021 soul, jazz, hip hop and more. Jon Batiste is out to be a representation to the world that genres don't exist - it's just simply music. Releasing his first album at the tender age of 17, We Are is Batiste's 8th release, but he calls it his first true album as it fully covers who he is as a musician.

Each week John and Heidi 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, Aidan from Longville spread some avocado on toast for the whole gang.

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Sports Page: Poetry, Twins, Transfer Portal and Trivia

Apr 8, 2021

Every Thursday morning Fred Freidman and Kyle Erickson join John and Heidi for the Sports Page.  This week they start out with a poem by Willliam Tecku titled “Number 20”.  John asks Kyle and Fred to give their perspectives on MLB starting extra innings on second base.  They talk about the Twin’s pitching and move on to other players and positions and they talk about the college basketball transfer portal.  Heidi’s trivia theme today is “firsts”.

I've definitely gone through a bit of a mourning period...I was performing anywhere between one to four shows a week, for the last seven, eight years. So..., it's just been so devastating in so many ways for any artist that does it for a living...It's been stressful, but at the same time, to be able to use technology to still  play in some capacity and then, of course, to be writing music...it's been a bit of a saving grace, if that makes sense. ... So it's kind of been all the things - it's been terrible and also amazing .- Jillian Rae on the pandemic impact


Early Bird Fishing: Hurry up and wait!

Apr 8, 2021

Jeff Sundin joins Heidi Holtan and John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show for Early Bird Fishing Guide.  Jeff talks about the lakes opening up early this year leaving a lull in the areas fishing action right now.  He reports that Little Cut Foot is open but the fish are not moving yet. With a shortage in new boats available this year, Jeff suggests people upgrade what they have with new electronics or replacing your boat trailer with a new one.

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Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Each Tuesday our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into the phenological progress.  Each Tuesday at 6:50am, John shares observations from listeners during our Phenology Talkbacks segment.  He goes indepth with his own observations in his official, weekly Phenology Report at 7:20am. The evidence is in... Spring is in full swing! We couldn't be happier about it.  

  

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