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Rough Beauty: A Conversation with author Karen Auvinen

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On the Monday morning show this week we talked with Colorado author Karen Auvinen.  Her book "Rough Beauty - Forty Seasons of Mountain Living" is out in paperback.  It's a great book - of phenology - of grief - of solace and community and mostly, a book about her amazing dog Elvis. 

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.