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After SCSU's president death, new interim leader discusses his goals
Ashish Vaidya has taken over as interim president of St. Cloud State University. He was named to the position last week, shortly after president Earl Potter III was killed in a car crash in the Twin Cities. Tom Weber talked with Vaidya about the future of SCSU.
Indigenous Book Club Month: Books by Native authors
The month of June is Indigenous Book Club Month in Canada, so MPR News host Tom Weber thought, why not have our own in Minnesota?
When the U.S. Military bombed the bogs of Minnesota
Chosen for their harsh conditions and remote location the Red Lake peatlands were used as bombing, gunnery and training ranges during the 1940s and 1950s. The bombing, however, was impossible to escape for the nearby Red Lake Nation.
Waziyatawin: Take down Fort Snelling
Waziyatawin's book, 'What Does Justice Looks Like?', explores ways the state of Minnesota could make amends for its treatment of Native people.
How will Brexit affect Minnesota companies?
Tom Weber talked with Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace and economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio, about how Minnesota companies could be affected by the Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
How to plant a pollinator-friendly garden
"People are really understanding that the key to helping all of the bees and monarchs is getting more flowers in the ground," said Marla Spivak, a professor of entomology at the U of M.
Dancing is church: The importance of queer clubs
Tom Weber talked with Brooklyn-based artist Quito Ziegler, the author and photographer of a piece featured this week on the New York Times Lens blog, "Why We Dance: Photos from the 'Radical Queer Underground.'"
MPR news correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao, on the Hmong-American experience
MPR News correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao recently visited Wausau, Wisconsin to see what life is like there for Hmong immigrants and their children, decades after the Hmong fought for the U.S. in Laos and arrived as refugees in Wisconsin.
Changing the conversation of race in Minnesota
What would you do if someone said or did something that was racist or discriminatory? Would you offer to help them? Bianca Dawkins, 24 year old social entrepreneur offer to help Denny Kemp salon even after the stylist described her hair as 'animal'.
Silva, board members address firing
Valeria Silva has less than a month to lead St. Paul's public schools. The St. Paul school board removed the district superintendent at a tense meeting Tuesday night.
St. Paul's new police chief sworn in today
Todd Axtell says he wants to diversify the department and take a critical look at use of force by his officers.
Ann Friedman on the future of journalism
As part of Minnesota Public Radio News' Broadcast Journalist Series, Tom Weber talked with Ann Friedman. Friedman has a weekly column at NYmag.com and co-hosts the popular podcast, "Call Your Girlfriend." She also contributes regularly to a wide variety of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New York Times Book Review.
Luger: Terror recruitment in Minnesota is real, must be checked
Some Twin Cities Somalis are "in denial" about the threat of radicalization, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday in his first interview since three men were convicted for ISIS-related crimes.
Minnesota's air quality: What you need to know
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued a few air quality warnings already for 2016. Tom Weber talked with two guests about what that means, and whether we're likely to see more.
Nurses launch 7-day strike at Allina facilities
As expected, about 4,800 nurses walked out of five Twin Cities area Allina facilities at 7 a.m. Sunday. Health benefits remain the main dispute in contract talks. No new talks are scheduled.
Speaker Kurt Daudt on a possible special session
Marianne Combs talked with Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt about a possible special session -- and his priorities if there is one.
Piecing together summer plans for the kids
Summer can be "a financial and logistical nightmare" for working parents trying to pull together activities or child care that will keep their kids healthy and engaged. That's the gist of a recent article in the New York Times, "The Families That Can't Afford Summer."
To be or not to be... a mom
Many women in their thirties feel mounting pressure to decide whether or not they're going to have children. But how do you know if motherhood is the right choice for you?
Gov. Dayton on possible special session
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is back in the Twin Cities this week after visiting several cities around the state to promote the need for a special legislative session. He talked with MPR's Marianne Combs.