Laura's guests today for her morning interview was Jacquelyn Zita, director of education, operations & farm manager, Professor Emeritus U of M, and project manager for the North Circle Food Hub and Women's Enviromental Institute, along with Marisa Harder-Chapman coordinator for the North Circle Food Hub. The ladies had lot of good information about how the North Circle Food Hub works, pick up points, and online ordering. All the food available from the NCFH is organic and locally grown. The aim of WEI's North Circle Food Hub is to promote the health and integrity of our rural communities and address and eliminate rural poverty by supporting small family farms through collaborative sustainable agricultural practices.You can find more information online at W-E-I.org/north-circle-food-hub
Adam Kiesling from Corpse Reviver stopped in to talk with Laura about upcoming news about the band. Adam played several songs live and talked about the history of Corpse Reviver, they've been together for 8 years. Their music is available on Bandcamp.com Corpse Reviver will be playing in The Wiese Auditorium at KBEK on Friday September 29th. For more information and tickets go to KBEK.com Corpse Reviver is made up of a very talented group of musicians from the Twin Cities that likes to focus on the music found on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music. Mikkel Beckmen (percussion, Jillian Rae (fiddle, and vocals) and Adam (guitar, banjo, and vocals).
Laura's morning interview is with Timothy Cameron, author of The Little Book Of Miracles, Stories From The Incomplete Skeptic. Timothy is a professional speaker/writer and has a very diverse and interesting background.
Listen to Laura's morning interview with Julie Soderberg from Kindred Family Focus Foster Care, a Nexus company. Julie is a social work licenser who works with KFFFC, they have provide services for adopted and foster children for over 45 years in the state of Minnesota. For more information about adopting and foster care please go to www.nexus-yfs.org
Kari Francois from Ecumen senior living talked with Laura about senior care and seminars they offer to help keep seniors safe. She also spoke about resources that families can turn to for help and information for caring for seniors in their families.
Cancer survivor and founders of Kick Cancer To The Curb Julie Lang along with her friends talked with Laura Martin about upcoming events including Back To The Tower Days. Kick Cancer To The Curb was founded in 2012.
Laura's guest today was Steve Shurts, President/CEO of East Central Energy. Steve talks about their rate structures, as well as upcoming events and safety. Steve also shared insight to ECE's commitment to move toward more renewable energy sources.
The Dead Pigeons are known for their infectious, foot stomping sound. Drew Peterson, lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and banjo picker, along with Mandy Fassett, fiddler and mandolin player from The Dead Pigeons stopped in to played some of their music for Laura Martin and our listeners. The Dead Pigeons are one of our favorites bands here at KBEK and will be back in the Wiese Auditorium on Dec.8th, 2017, tickets are available on kbek.com, reserve your tickets soon, they always sell-out.
Laura's guest is Lisa Krahn Director of Programs for the 7 County Senior Federation. Lisa talked about how they can help seniors with applying for Medicare and Social Security and other programs that 7 CSF offers for seniors. For more information you can call them at 320-679-4700 or find them online at www.7countyseniors.com
The Toward Zero Deaths program is state wide and is aimed at reducing fatal and serious vehicle crashes. Members of the collation gathered at KBEK to discuss with Laura Martin ways the public can help to make our roadways safer. Included in the collation were local and state law enforcement officers and public safety officials from Isanti Co, Mille Lacs, Braham, Hennipen Co. Cambridge and the Minnesota State Highway Patrol.