Home / Larissa Donovan (page 2)

Larissa Donovan

A day late on the daylight report

Good morning and happy Wednesday! I forgot to do the daylight report yesterday (it’s supposed to be a Tuesday thing!). I won’t belabor the issue with lame excuses, so here it is: Today, on Jan. 15, sunrise was at 8:05 a.m. and sunset will be at 4:55 p.m. That gives us 8 hours, 52 minutes and 31 seconds of daylight …

Read More »

Senators on Chat About today!

Oh boy am I ever excited! For the first time, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-Nisswa) and Senator Justin Eichorn (R-Grand Rapids) of District 5 will be here for Chat About! We’re going to discuss the upcoming legislative session, including the bonding bill that the city of Bemidji hopes to get a piece of for its water treatment plant. That’ll …

Read More »

To boldly go… where many have gone before!

Good morning and Happy Monday! Today on Chat About, Evelyn Halvorson will chat with us about upcoming events at the Sanford Center, including the hockey/WILDVIEW event on Friday!  That’s on Chat About, at about 12:15 p.m. On McDonald’s Morning Trivia, in a series that will continue this election year, I asked a civics question. How many Supreme Court Justices are …

Read More »

Well, aren’t we just spoiled!

It’s not every day a listener decides we need treats more than they do! Thank you, Dr. Openshaw, for the generous gift of Raphael’s Bakery Cafe cake! Look, he even called us his FRIENDS! On Chat About today, we had Casey Mai, the planning director of the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board on the show. It’s always good to …

Read More »

The Daylight Report Returns

Here comes the sun, do do do doo! As we have passed the Winter Solstice, and the KB101 Morning Show is about as normal as it ever gets, I will once again do the daylight reports, once a week, as often as I can remember, until no one cares about it anymore, until I return with it in Jan. 2021! …

Read More »

First Monday of the Year!

Good morning and happy first Monday of the year! We hope it’s been treating you kindly. Apparently, this is called Blue Monday. According to a 2005 study by Sky Travel, it’s the most depressing day of the year. They determined this with some type of equation, but I find it problematic that corporations may try to capitalize on depression, with …

Read More »

Finally, a New Year’s resolution fitness plan I can get behind!

If only I could practice yoga in a place like in this beautiful stock photo! Looks so warm, and they even have the sun there! Researchers recently reviewed 11 studies and found that practicing yoga activities–such as breathing, meditation and movement–was related to the increase in the size of brain areas involved with thinking clearly, decision-making and regulating emotion. Scientists …

Read More »

Second Sleepiest Day of the Year!

Good morning, and happy first Thursday of 2020! According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the second sleepiest day of the year is today, Jan. 2. The top sleepiest day of the year? New Year’s Day! The third is July 5. In country music news, lots of new albums to look forward to this year! Ronnie Dunn‘s ‘Re-Dunn’ album …

Read More »

Happy New Year!

We hope 2020 will be an excellent year for all of our listeners in KB101 Country! Todd will be back on the show Monday, Jan. 6, when we will resume McDonald’s Morning Trivia at 7:30 a.m., and Stump the Dummies at 8:30 a.m. As for me, I can happily report I’m mostly shoveled out after our large snowstorm this past …

Read More »

Morning Trivia Dec. 12

Good morning! For trivia today, I asked: In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or as Martin Scorsese would say, “theme park”), the home planet of Thor is what? The answer is Asgard! The Thor comic books rely heavily on Norse mythology, and Asgard was the home of the gods, much like Olympus was home to the gods of Ancient Greece. Photo …

Read More »