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I love their faces, but their faces are usually a reflection of something they’ve gone thru our why we love watching them or why we love their work...really human things that you imagine public figures are able to avoid for some reason.  A lot of the women that I do are survivors of violence, of sexual assault...people who seem really resilient or poppy or glamorous have been through it....I’ve seen their artwork...and now to read about them and look at their face and know that that’s not what anyone knows of them but that’s what they’ve carried around with them has been really fascinating. - Annie Roseen. 


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It's your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by News and Public Affairs Director Heidi Holtan.

This week we heard about the COVID-19 vaccination progress, lifted restrictions for schools and more!  We also heard more about the new Vaccine Connector from the State of MN that EVERYONE can sign up for, so you can be kept aware of when you are eligible for the vaccine. 

This week we checked in with local health care providers in northern Minnesota about the vaccine rollouts. We talked with Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital's Jon Pederson - Interim Director of Operations and Tyler Waller, PharmD and director of Pharmacy.

They helped us understand how many vaccines are available to what communities, how they are stored, potential side effects and which vaccines they are using. 

This is the STATEWIDE conversation with Minnesota’s state officials on COVID-19 brought to you by the AMPERS network of radio stations.  Hosted weekly by Heidi Holtan.  This week Heidi spoke with the MDH Director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Division – Kris Ehresmann.

Every week this is your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics this week include: vaccination progress in Minnesota, variant strains of the virus and planning events in 2021.

Dr. Diane Pittman Talks About the COVID-19 Vaccinations

Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Diane Pittman from True North Health Care in Bemidji joins Maggie Montgomery and Dan Houg on the Wednesday Morning Show to talk about the COVID-19 vaccinations. Dr. Pittman talks about being an early recipient of the vaccine and her blog about her experience. Her answer for writing the blog is that there are a lot of questions about the vaccine and the best way to talk about it is with a combination of the experience and understanding what our bodies are doing with this.  Dr. Pittman gives us information on how the vaccine works and side effects that may occur with it.

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan was back with us this week to answer  your questions.  If you've got a question for next week email us or call 612-562-9895.

It's your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by News and Public Affairs Director Heidi Holtan.

This week we heard about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout 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.

It's your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by News and Public Affairs Director Heidi Holtan.

This week listener questions about the change in Federal Goverment, when communities can expect more vaccines, and we learned more about Laura Waterman Wittstock - an elder, advocate and founder of Migizi, she passed away this week. 

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.

This week, our regular guest Minnesota's Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan is away – she is visiting two community clinics in Mpls to highlight their efforts to distribute the vaccine – especially to communities of color and Native communities.

Each week during our Statewide Conversation is your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  This week our guest is Dr. Ruth Lynfield. She’s the State Epidemiologist and Medical Director as well as an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Attorney General Keith Ellison joined us this morning for a candid conversation on safety in Minnesota During political upheaval and a pandemic. He addresses what happened last week when rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol and he talks about the safety precautions that are in place in the state of Minnesota in the aftermath.  He addresses the need for a vigilant balance to be in place to both maintain law and order and public safety but at the same time making sure there is an avenue for protest and freedom.

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