How have your fathers and father figures shaped you?

Indian father Shailesh throws up his son, Harish, at a park in Amritsar on June 19, on Father's Day, a day observed in many countries to celebrate fathers and fatherhood.
Narinder Nanu | Getty Images 2016

As Father’s Day approaches, you may be reflecting on your relationship with your father or father figure. 

MPR News host Angela Davis talks with a St. Paul poet and author who has written about fatherhood, and a Twin Cities performer who has served as a mentor and father figure to young artists. 


  • Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist and literary critic in St. Paul. He is the author of the poetry collection “Worldly Things.”

  • T. Mychael Rambo is an actor, vocalist, educator and community organizer based in the Twin Cities. 

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