How young leaders are learning to address 'wicked problems' like the climate crisis  

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Nisha Botchwey is dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Courtesy of the University of Minnesota

Have you lost sleep worrying about the climate crisis? Or maybe you’re anxious about the surging cost of housing and health care. Or you’ve gotten discouraged about the growing gap between rich and poor in Minnesota.  

Among people who work on policy, these big, complicated problems with no simple solutions are sometimes called “wicked problems.”  

MPR News host Angela Davis talks about how the state’s top policy school is training young leaders learning to address some of these “wicked problems,” and how all of us can learn from their fresh ideas and optimism.  


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