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Tonight on Minneculture: a man who played a key role in some important political developments in Minnesota. Rip Rapson is known for his work as Deputy Mayor of Minneapolis in the 1970s and 80s under Don Fraser. Deeply involved in legislation to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Rapson helped develop the Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Minneapolis. He was the son of renowned architect, Ralph Rapson, who designed several important buildings in Minnesota and was head of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture for 30 years. For the last seven years Rip Rapson has been based in the Detroit metro area as the president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation. On a recent Twin Cities visit, he stopped by the KFAI studios to speak with journalist and producer Marisa Helms about his wide-ranging career.
August 12, 2013
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