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MPR News with Angela Davis

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Conversations about life in Minnesota and how the state is changing, weekdays from MPR News.

Latest Episodes

Politics Friday: Addressing a spike in light rail crime

On this edition of Politics Friday, host Mike Mulcahy sits down with Metropolitan Council Chair Charlie Zelle to talk about safety on Twin Cities buses and light rail. Then, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel addressed the multi-million bonding request to renovate university buildings and update existing infrastructure across campus. And we end the show with MPR News political reporters Brian Bakst and Mark Zdechlick with an update ahead of the Nevada caucuses.

35 MIN20 h ago
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Politics Friday: Addressing a spike in light rail crime

A trip to the CMAs gave this Minnesota teen a reason to keep living

Courtesy of Make-A-Wish Minnesota Jade Ochu is battling a rare blood disease. Make-A-Wish Minnesota sent her to the CMA Awards to meet her favorite musicians. When Jade Ochu was just a baby, she was diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis, a rare, painful and incurable blood condition. She was close to giving up on her treatments a couple of years ago. That’s when Make-A-Wish Minnesota stepped in with the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the Country Music Association Awards. Jade, now 18, and her mom, Shonna Gacke, talked about the life-changing experience. More Make-A-Wish Minnesota Related Thrifty Traveler collecting donations for Make-A-Wish Minnesota Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

8 MIN1 d ago
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A trip to the CMAs gave this Minnesota teen a reason to keep living

Covering women's issues ahead of the 2020 election

MPR News reporter Nina Moini joined the program to talk about her new beat covering women’s issues, with a focus on the intersection of experiences and topics discussed during the election cycle like health care, public safety and the economy. If you have story ideas, you can send her an email at nmoini@mpr.org.

10 MIN2 d ago
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Covering women's issues ahead of the 2020 election

The changing role of grandparents

An estimated 2.6 million grandparents in the United States have primary responsibility for rearing their grandchildren. That number has been rising, in part because of parents caught up in the opioid epidemic. That’s one way that the role of grandparents has been changing lately. Grandparents who have a more traditional relationship with their grandchildren need to adapt to new parenting techniques, attitudes and technology. Guests: Megan Dolbin-MacNab, an associate professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech. Janet Salo, family support specialist at Kinship Family Support Services which is part of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Karen Ritz, founder of GrandyCamp, a Twin Cities based website designed to help grandparents finding resources and activities to do with their grandchildren. Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

49 MIN3 d ago
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The changing role of grandparents

When probation leads to prison

Close to 100,000 Minnesotans are on probation, some of them for sentences of 20 or 30 years. And simple technical violations — such as missing a meeting with their parole officer — could land them back in prison. According to a recent study, 31 percent of Minnesota’s prison population is made up of people who violated their probation. Last month the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission approved a five year cap on probation sentences — but that cap is not retroactive. In this episode of Counter Stories, the hosts talk with three guests who are working to reform Minnesota’s parole and probation policies. Guests: Kelly Lyn Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, and is also co-director of the Institute’s Sentencing Guidelines Resource Center Philip Holmes and David Boehnke, members of Decarcerate Minnesota, a grassroots organization working with the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Hosts: Luz Mari...

49 MIN1 w ago
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When probation leads to prison

The pain of loving the skin you’re in: Skin lightening and colorism in Minnesota

Local advocates have teamed up with the state Department of Health to eliminate the use of toxic skin-lightening products in Minnesota. These products are used primarily by women of color to lighten their skin. This week, the Health Department announced the recipients of a new grant intended to end the practice. But colorism, or discrimination based on skin color, has a long history that makes the issue hard to tackle. Host Angela Davis sits down with a local public health advocate, Amira Adawe, executive director of the BeautyWell Project. Her nonprofit is focused on ending the practice of skin-lightening in the state. Student Tiwonge Kafera joins in to talk about her experience with colorism as a black girl. We also talk to Ronald Hall, sociology professor at Michigan State University and author of the “The Bleaching Syndrome,” to unpack the painful roots of colorism. Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: App...

50 MIN1 w ago
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The pain of loving the skin you’re in: Skin lightening and colorism in Minnesota

25 years of connecting young people to the arts

The couple behind Juxtaposition Arts, the north Minneapolis-based nonprofit, started the organization in 1995 to create opportunities for young people to have access to the arts. Now, 25 years later, JXTA has employed and trained hundreds of children and young adults for future jobs in various creative fields. Two guests from the organization joined MPR News guest host Marianne Combs Tuesday. Guests: Adrienne Doyle is an alumnus of Juxtaposition Arts and now a teaching artist at the organization. Roger Cummings is a co-founder and current director at Juxtaposition Arts.

19 MIN1 w ago
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25 years of connecting young people to the arts

How heart disease affects women differently

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. More women die from heart attacks than men. But men are often the focus when it comes to research and talking about risks. Two Minnesota cardiologists join join MPR News guest host Marianne Combs on the program to talk about gender disparities and what women need to know about their heart health. Guests: Dr. Elizabeth Grey is a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Dr. Kimara March is a cardiologist at M Health Fairview and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

30 MIN1 w ago
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How heart disease affects women differently

A hidden problem: youth homelessness

It’s estimated that more than 8,000 students in Minnesota’s schools are homeless. For many it’s not obvious that they are homeless, because they are able to stay with friends or family temporarily. But the impact of not knowing where they will sleep each night is severe. This hour we discuss the factors that often lead a young person to become homeless and what can be done to help. Guests: Joe Nathan - co-founder of United for Action: Housing for Youth and Families Khalique Rogers - United for Action: Housing for Youth and Families Eric Grumdahl - Deputy director of the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

49 MIN1 w ago
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A hidden problem: youth homelessness

Politics Friday: So long, Iowa, and hello, New Hampshire

On this edition of Politics Friday, host Mike Mulcahy sits down with newly elected Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent. Sen. Kent defeated longtime leader Sen. Tom Bakk to become the first woman to lead the caucus. She joins the program to talk about her new role and what it means for the upcoming legislative session. Then we speak with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler on the DFL's push to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Later in the hour, we check in with MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik and two experts on the presidential race ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary. Guests: Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, is the newly elected Senate minority leader. Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, is the House majority leader. Ben Golnik, public affairs strategist at Golnik Strategies, served as regional political director for John McCain for President and most recently was chief of staff at the Minnesota House of Representatives. Dante Scala is a political science professor ...

51 MIN2 w ago
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Politics Friday: So long, Iowa, and hello, New Hampshire

Latest Episodes

Politics Friday: Addressing a spike in light rail crime

On this edition of Politics Friday, host Mike Mulcahy sits down with Metropolitan Council Chair Charlie Zelle to talk about safety on Twin Cities buses and light rail. Then, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel addressed the multi-million bonding request to renovate university buildings and update existing infrastructure across campus. And we end the show with MPR News political reporters Brian Bakst and Mark Zdechlick with an update ahead of the Nevada caucuses.

35 MIN20 h ago
Comments
Politics Friday: Addressing a spike in light rail crime

A trip to the CMAs gave this Minnesota teen a reason to keep living

Courtesy of Make-A-Wish Minnesota Jade Ochu is battling a rare blood disease. Make-A-Wish Minnesota sent her to the CMA Awards to meet her favorite musicians. When Jade Ochu was just a baby, she was diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis, a rare, painful and incurable blood condition. She was close to giving up on her treatments a couple of years ago. That’s when Make-A-Wish Minnesota stepped in with the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the Country Music Association Awards. Jade, now 18, and her mom, Shonna Gacke, talked about the life-changing experience. More Make-A-Wish Minnesota Related Thrifty Traveler collecting donations for Make-A-Wish Minnesota Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

8 MIN1 d ago
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A trip to the CMAs gave this Minnesota teen a reason to keep living

Covering women's issues ahead of the 2020 election

MPR News reporter Nina Moini joined the program to talk about her new beat covering women’s issues, with a focus on the intersection of experiences and topics discussed during the election cycle like health care, public safety and the economy. If you have story ideas, you can send her an email at nmoini@mpr.org.

10 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Covering women's issues ahead of the 2020 election

The changing role of grandparents

An estimated 2.6 million grandparents in the United States have primary responsibility for rearing their grandchildren. That number has been rising, in part because of parents caught up in the opioid epidemic. That’s one way that the role of grandparents has been changing lately. Grandparents who have a more traditional relationship with their grandchildren need to adapt to new parenting techniques, attitudes and technology. Guests: Megan Dolbin-MacNab, an associate professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech. Janet Salo, family support specialist at Kinship Family Support Services which is part of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Karen Ritz, founder of GrandyCamp, a Twin Cities based website designed to help grandparents finding resources and activities to do with their grandchildren. Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

49 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The changing role of grandparents

When probation leads to prison

Close to 100,000 Minnesotans are on probation, some of them for sentences of 20 or 30 years. And simple technical violations — such as missing a meeting with their parole officer — could land them back in prison. According to a recent study, 31 percent of Minnesota’s prison population is made up of people who violated their probation. Last month the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission approved a five year cap on probation sentences — but that cap is not retroactive. In this episode of Counter Stories, the hosts talk with three guests who are working to reform Minnesota’s parole and probation policies. Guests: Kelly Lyn Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, and is also co-director of the Institute’s Sentencing Guidelines Resource Center Philip Holmes and David Boehnke, members of Decarcerate Minnesota, a grassroots organization working with the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Hosts: Luz Mari...

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
When probation leads to prison

The pain of loving the skin you’re in: Skin lightening and colorism in Minnesota

Local advocates have teamed up with the state Department of Health to eliminate the use of toxic skin-lightening products in Minnesota. These products are used primarily by women of color to lighten their skin. This week, the Health Department announced the recipients of a new grant intended to end the practice. But colorism, or discrimination based on skin color, has a long history that makes the issue hard to tackle. Host Angela Davis sits down with a local public health advocate, Amira Adawe, executive director of the BeautyWell Project. Her nonprofit is focused on ending the practice of skin-lightening in the state. Student Tiwonge Kafera joins in to talk about her experience with colorism as a black girl. We also talk to Ronald Hall, sociology professor at Michigan State University and author of the “The Bleaching Syndrome,” to unpack the painful roots of colorism. Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: App...

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The pain of loving the skin you’re in: Skin lightening and colorism in Minnesota

25 years of connecting young people to the arts

The couple behind Juxtaposition Arts, the north Minneapolis-based nonprofit, started the organization in 1995 to create opportunities for young people to have access to the arts. Now, 25 years later, JXTA has employed and trained hundreds of children and young adults for future jobs in various creative fields. Two guests from the organization joined MPR News guest host Marianne Combs Tuesday. Guests: Adrienne Doyle is an alumnus of Juxtaposition Arts and now a teaching artist at the organization. Roger Cummings is a co-founder and current director at Juxtaposition Arts.

19 MIN1 w ago
Comments
25 years of connecting young people to the arts

How heart disease affects women differently

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. More women die from heart attacks than men. But men are often the focus when it comes to research and talking about risks. Two Minnesota cardiologists join join MPR News guest host Marianne Combs on the program to talk about gender disparities and what women need to know about their heart health. Guests: Dr. Elizabeth Grey is a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Dr. Kimara March is a cardiologist at M Health Fairview and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

30 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How heart disease affects women differently

A hidden problem: youth homelessness

It’s estimated that more than 8,000 students in Minnesota’s schools are homeless. For many it’s not obvious that they are homeless, because they are able to stay with friends or family temporarily. But the impact of not knowing where they will sleep each night is severe. This hour we discuss the factors that often lead a young person to become homeless and what can be done to help. Guests: Joe Nathan - co-founder of United for Action: Housing for Youth and Families Khalique Rogers - United for Action: Housing for Youth and Families Eric Grumdahl - Deputy director of the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness Use the audio player above to listen to the program. Subscribe to the MPR News with Angela Davis podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or RSS.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A hidden problem: youth homelessness

Politics Friday: So long, Iowa, and hello, New Hampshire

On this edition of Politics Friday, host Mike Mulcahy sits down with newly elected Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent. Sen. Kent defeated longtime leader Sen. Tom Bakk to become the first woman to lead the caucus. She joins the program to talk about her new role and what it means for the upcoming legislative session. Then we speak with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler on the DFL's push to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Later in the hour, we check in with MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik and two experts on the presidential race ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary. Guests: Sen. Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, is the newly elected Senate minority leader. Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, is the House majority leader. Ben Golnik, public affairs strategist at Golnik Strategies, served as regional political director for John McCain for President and most recently was chief of staff at the Minnesota House of Representatives. Dante Scala is a political science professor ...

51 MIN2 w ago
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Politics Friday: So long, Iowa, and hello, New Hampshire
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