Strong Women

The Women’s Leadership Fund, a non-profit and all-volunteer effort to support and accelerate the strengths and skills of women in organizational leadership positions, is now recruiting for its WELead peer advisory Cohorts that will begin in April 2020 in Brainerd/Little Falls region.  Deadline to apply is February 1st.

Each group is made of up to 10 women leaders who meet monthly and support and advise on each other’s personal and professional goals.

Last Friday KAXE/KBXE News Director Heidi Holtan and Strong Women contributor and facilitator Laura Connelly visited with the folks at Almanac North Dennis Anderson and Julie Zenner.  We've got more Strong Women focus groups coming up in Brainerd and Grand Rapids and stay tuned for a Strong Women: Grandmothers Storytelling event as well!

Grant Frashier

We talked with Karen Sunderman from WDSE/WRPT PBS North about Making It Up North - a show she produces and hosts spotlighting makers and artists in northern Minnesota.  Karen and her crew were at the finale of the Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing and created a great send off for the talented cast and crew from the last eight years.  Listen to past Great Northern Radio Shows here!

John Bauer

Kathleen Blake from Grand Rapids joined us to talk about this time of the year, and how tough it can be for those who are grieving loved ones.  Especially those who have lost children.  It's a good reminder to find ways to be kind to those who are struggling at the holidays.

There are events going on in the Grand rapids area to help parents including:

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. 

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