Laura Connelly

In May we celebrated Mother's Day with stories of the impact of grandmothers on our lives for our Strong Women series.  Originally a public event, COVID-19 had us come up with a new way of  presenting these stories with hopes of reviving it in the next year or so, when we can all safely come together. 

When you tune into KAXE/KBXE you hear the voices and the stories of our communities in northern Minnesota.  Sometimes those stories aren't easy to tell, but that doesn't mean we should tell them.

We worked with Advocates for Family Peace in the past to hear the real stories of people who have lived with domestic violence, people who have had the strength to tell their stories  so that others will understand. 

If you are in a crisis situation call 1-800-909-8336. 

WNYC

In this podcast-only Strong Women conversation Heidi Holtan and Laura Connelly talk about books targeted to women's self esteem and podcasts they are listening to that break down the power structures in our country - Dolly Parton's America from WNYC and 1619 from the New York Times. 

This is the first of our podcast series from KAXE/KBXE's Strong Women.  Not broadcast on the radio they are a little more off-the-cuff.  Let us know what you think! 

Lavender Hunt

We continue our Strong Women series with a family of women who are making their mark in business, in culture and in fashion.  Laura Connelly and I got to spend an hour talking with Delina, Lavender and Snowy about their connection to the past, their business and what it means to be strong.  Check out I Am Anishinaabe to find out more. 

We continue our Strong Women series with an analysis of a focus group recently held at KAXE in Grand Rapids.  Laura Connelly lead the conversation - she's a recipient of a Bush Fellowship and studies and leads conversations with a focus on human-centered design.