Religion and language shape culture, so for immigrants coming to the United States, foreign tongues and unfamiliar worship services can be daunting. This audio documentary explores two religious communities in Minneapolis: the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, or Mindekirken, and Tibetan Buddhists at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery. Mindekirken is one of only two churches in the United States where Norwegian is the main language of worship. Founded 90 years ago in the Phillips neighborhood, the church has reinvented itself multiple times as the number of Norwegian immigrants to the Twin Cities has slowed to a trickle. But still the church draws worshipers—close to one hundred—many second, third and fourth generation Norwegian-Americans. Across town, young Tibetans at the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery and the Tibetan Community Center talk about keeping religious traditions alive while living in exile. Tibetans began arriving in the Minnesota in the 1990s, and today the Twin Cities has the second largest Tibetan population in the United States. Young adults explain what Buddhism means to them, how it’s different than their parents’ religion, and what the future holds for the next generation being raised as Tibetan, Buddhist and Minnesotan.
The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
Its sometimes called a hidden epidemic: One in ten Americans—more than twenty million people, most of them women—has a thyroid disorder. At any given time, millions of people have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder and experience a chronic mental anguish that almost certainly arises from the very same source. Yet many primary-care doctors still don’t recognize the importance of the thyroid in mind-body health—and its especially crucial role in women’s well-being.
The Last Game Show, Episode 4 – Norman Jayo’s story of the radio pirates bringing down the corporate control by crashing the game shows that are a cover for everything. Calamity Jane and We’re All Gonna Die, from the Big Fun Radio Funtime! show by Fearless Comedy Productions.
Interview with Pao Houa Her was born in Laos. She studied photography at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received her BFA in 2009. She also attended Yale University School of Art where she received an MFA in 2012. She has been in multiple group shows in New York, Minnesota, and California. You can view her work at www.paohouaher.com