Morning Show

Klockow Brewing: Discussion on being open during the pandemic

May 28, 2020

On the Thursday Morning Show John and Heidi talk with local brewery’s about how they have been doing during the pandemic.  Tasha Klockow, owner of Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, joins them.  Tasha talks about what their initial response was at the start of the pandemic and how they will handle the partial reopening starting Monday, June 1st.  They plan to have a beer garden set up in the parking lot for outdoor service for no more than 50 people.

Rep. Julie Sandstede On the End of the 2020 MN Legislative Session

May 27, 2020

Julie Sandstede, DFL Representative from Hibbing, joined Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the recent legislative session.  Julie talks about what her priorities were going into the session and how they changed as things progressed during the pandemic.  They talk about the poliltcal tension that the pandemic caused during the session and the possiblity of holding a special session soon.

Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge

May 19, 2020

Matt Russell is an extension specialist in forest resources at the University of Minnesota. He joins Heidi Holtan and John Latimer on the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about the Minnesota Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge, a friendly competition for Minnesotans to learn about the role of trees as a natural climate solution. 

Mabel Amber

John Latimer stopped in via phone during the Extra Hour of the Morning Show on Friday to talk about maple leaves, pussywillow flowers, emerging critters and more. Hear his conversation by clicking below.

Listen weekday mornings at 9:00 for the Extra Hour of the Morning Show and hear John's full phenology report on Tuesdays at about 7:30.  

Gaelynn Lea Visits with Katie Carter

May 1, 2020

Gaelynn Lea talks with Katie Carter on the extended hour of the Morning Show.  Gaelynn is a singer, violinist, public speaker and disability advocate from Duluth.  She shares ways that her and her family are getting through the stay at home order.  Gaelynn talks about how disabled people are effected and often misunderstood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can hear Gaelynn Lea's virtual concerts weekly on Sundays at 2:00.  For more information go to