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4/16 MN Reads: "Into the Nest" by Laura Erickson and Marie Read

Lisa Johnson

Laura Erickson joins us to talk about her new book, "Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds." She teamed up with Marie Read of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to produce a photo book of familiar birds: from the first "meet cute" of the parents right through the "empty nest."

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.