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When you think of breakfast, the first thing that comes to mind might not be instant oatmeal, but that's what Amy Baasi of Cherry offered up when she joined Heidi and John for breakfast (since Rob forgot). Weekends are for real, yummy oatmeal, but instant makes an easier start to a busy day. Either way, it all starts with a handy red teapot.

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Heidi Holtan: [00:00:07] Time now for the board news roundup. Friday mornings we get a chance to check in with Marshall Helmberger. He's the publisher and editor of The Timberjay a newspaper serving northeastern Minnesota. Marshall joins us now.

Marshall Helmberger: [00:00:21] Happy to be here.

Gaelynn Lea is a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a woman living with a disability.   Since the age of 2, her electric wheelchair has moved her through the world as a result of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease.  For the past 24 years, she's been playing the violin.  Her profound talent has become a successful, globetrotting career as a musician.  In recent years, Gaelynn has become a passionate and public advocate for people with disabilities, promoting positive social change in terms of how individuals and societies understand the experience of living with disabilities. This weekend, Gaelynn will perform her music at the Iron Range Earth Fest and she will host a presentation titled "ABCs of Disability: Raising awareness, eliminating barriers and shaping cultures."

Melanie Quillin

Conversations can lead to places you never expected.  On the Thursday Morning Show we were introducing a NPR Morning Edition story on Swarms Of Tiny Sea Creatures are Powerful Enough to Mix Oceans. 

via Minnsota Brown credit: Jake Janski

 Sam Brodey is the Washington DC correspondent for Minn Post.  He was in Duluth Saturday April 14th to cover the lengthy DFL District 8 convention where after 10 rounds, no endorsement was made.  This is one of the most expensive and most watched races in the nation. 

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