Heart2Heart Messages


Airs Tuesday nights from 8:20 - 9:30 PM

Heart2Heart Messages is a show about connections we share. This show started at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to help encourage connection and inspiration and has broadened into an ongoing conversation of the heart that we all share as humans. 

Guests are invited to read a message (a poem or writing) or may be interviewed by host Anna (Banana) Magnusson, who also responds by matching the message with a song played on the air. 

You are invited to share your heart to Heart message on the show. 


About the Host

Anna Magnusson/Co-host, Producer, and Engineer, I Am Able IOWA

Anna Magnusson was adopted from Seoul, Korea and grew up in Iowa. She went to high school in Des Moines and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa. Following her days at the University of Iowa, she worked for Opera Carolina, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Kids Voting. She also worked in the Advancement department and earned her master’s degree in public administration at Wright State University. She lived in England for over three years before returning to her home state in 2018.  Her most recent position is with the Iowa Able Foundation serving as their executive director.

Anna has served on a number of community and regional boards, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, A Special Wish Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, League of Women Voters Dayton, and Youth in Philanthropy Council. Anna was nominated and selected to participate in the 2003 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Emerging Leadership Institute in New York City.  She was also nominated and selected as one of the 2006 Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40 award recipients and most recently was accepted into the Leadership Ames Class XXXIII.