John Bauer

Program 58:  David Joyce's Secret Collection; Judy Garland Remembers Grand Rapids

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

Marshall Helmberger

Every Friday Marshall and I get a chance to talk... this week we continued the conversation about the election of Minnesota's District 8.  Since the talk we've had other's join the race.  But you'll want to hear the WHOLE conversation as Marshall tells us about a new kinds of woodpeckers spotted near his home in Tower.

As of right now, here's who is running for the District 8 Congressional seat:


You never know quite what will happen when members call to report in on their breakfast. Shannon Fitch of Grand Rapids called surrounded by toddlers following her breakfast of coffee and candy hearts. John and Heidi extracted a few more details about Shannon's life providing Daycare for kids aged 10 months to 5 years and the joy of determining whether or not peanut butter toast requires butter first. Don't miss your chance to share a breakfast story. Listen Fridays around 7:40, and be ready to call.

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer's mysteries have garnered national attention, accolades and loyal followers for years.  Now that he's ventured into the world of children's books, he's attracting a whole new population of readers.  His series "Ordinary People Change The World" features historical figures who've done incredible things, but Meltzer presents them in ways kids can readily relate to.  True stories from their childhoods shine new light on people

Maggie Montgomery

Janel Hart didn't set out to become a chocolatier--she had studied fashion merchandising in college. Her life direction changed in 1998 when the business she was managing closed and she heard the local chocolate shop was for sale.