Heidi Holtan

News and Public Affairs Director

Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and the Give and Take, and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As It Happens. She produces a popular Minnesota book feature called RealGoodWords.

On the job, Heidi is smart and creative. She’s an innovator and collaborator who works closely with news hosts and producers to help them achieve the best on-air sound possible.

In her personal life Heidi is a Minnesota Lynx fan, a Blandin Leadership grad, a self-professed bookaholic, a lover of cooking shows, and a former member of the Iron Range Maidens roller derby team. Heidi grew up on a resort near Brainerd, and used to “play radio” when she was a kid. She presently lives on a lake in Grand Rapids with her husband Tom and two cats, Jasper and Aiko.

Ways to Connect

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On Making Sausage, our weekly political conversation we talked with Minn Post reporter Sam Brodey.  Sam had a recent article "Democratic National Committee Chair Race:  Could Ellison Win It?"

Minnesota Senate

Senator Justin Eichorn (R) from District 5 of the Minnesota Senate is currently serving his first term in office.  He stopped by KAXE studios to tell us what the experience is like and what bills he is currently working on in the MN Legislature

www.bfreemanbooks.com

I wonder sometimes, what draws me and others to murder mysteries.  Sometimes I worry even. I asked Brian Freeman that, and he thought that need for suspense has always been there.  He recently talked with a group of kids and asked them what they liked to read and they shouted "scary stories!".

www.alisonmcghee.com

MN author Alison McGhee is up for the MN Book Award for her new picture book for kids, "Tell Me A Tattoo Story".

What do your tattoos mean?  Email us or join our What We're Reading Community on facebook. 

http://www.marriageandschizophrenia.com/

Andrew and Stephanie Downing talked with us about their new book.  They will be talking Tuesday February 21st at the education meeting of the local NAMI chapter.  The event is open to the public and at the Grand Rapids Area library.

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