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Northern Voices: Leah Lemm Talks with Iron Range Musician Sara Pajunen

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On Northern Voices this week Leah Lemm profiles Iron Range Native and Finnish-American musician Sara Pajunen. She is a violinist, composer and sound artist who lives in Duluth. Sara tells us about her Finnish ancestry, and the traditional music that she plays and writes, plus about a project of hers that incorporates family history, landscape and sound.   Northern Voices is made possible with funding from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

https://vimeo.com/310447585">MINE SONGS / AN EXERCISE from https://vimeo.com/user17126372">sara pajunen on Vimeo.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.