Strong Women

Conversations with women about their lived experience in northern Minnesota.  Search your podcast sources for Strong Women.

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Mandie Alto, executive director of Advocates for Family Peace, joins Heidi Holtan on the Morning Show.  They talk about the services available to help people in situations of domestic violence during this time of social distancing. 

Bemidji Area Doctor Diane Pittman on COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

On our extended hour of the Morning Show Heidi Holtan talks to Dr. Diane Pittman from True North Health Care in Bemidji about COVID-19.

Heidi spoke with Cate Belleveau this morning about how Covid-19 has affected her and how she's coping with the new normal of social distancing.  Cate recently spent a couple weeks in Florida and self-quarantined for 14 days after her return.  In this interview, she gets real about concerns for her children as they face adverse affects Covid is having on their occupations, but she also has a positive outlook that, like Covid, is highly contagious!  

On our extended hour of the Morning Show Heidi talks with Annie Olson-Reiners, Principal at the Nashwauk-Keewatin Elementary School.  Annie gives encouragement to parents and cargivers who are now thrust into the roll of being the teacher in these trying times.  She also shares Shel Silverstein's poem "Helping" with us.

In February we gathered at the WeAre Clinic in Brainerd and hosted a conversation about objectification of women and women's bodies.  Our Strong Women focus groups are led by facilitator Laura Connelly and supported by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Focus Group Topic, Exploring Objectification: Any Objections to Being Objectified?