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

www.alisonroman.com

ALISON ROMAN is a cook, writer and author of "Dining In,"  She talked with Heidi Holtan and John Bauer on the Thursday Morning Show.

timberjay.com

This week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the latest on the complaints about Frontier Communications, the retirement of Embarrass' weather watcher, bat populations and this year's record snow pack.

Minnesota State Climatology Office

Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld will be at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday April 4th at noon at the Chalberg Theater for a climate seminar "Climate Chaos in Minnesota".  Tune in to our conversation from the Morning Show. 

Tune in to this special LIVE edition of Dig Deep -liberal Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn were part of Itasca Community College's recent conference "Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Era". 

Chuck and Aaron discuss why they do Dig Deep - why it is important to not only TALK to people who have different opinions than you, but to LISTEN.  They also talk fake news and take questions from the audience.

We had a conversation this morning about how being kind to others, even in small ways, is good for you.  Dr. Tara Cousineau's new book is "The Kindness Cure - How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart & Your World". 

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