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Story by Christina Cerruti

Journalist and Democracy Now Host Amy Goodman was in Minnesota recently to speak at this year’s awards ceremony for the John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award, given annually by the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information – a group promoting openness and access to government records.

Story by Marty Owings

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Story by Bob Hines

V.J. Smith describes himself as “a turnaround specialist”. He was abandoned by his parents when he was nine years old. Placed in foster care, he eventually ran away and got involved with drugs and criminal activity that led to his arrest in the early 1980s. He decided straighten out his life and started looking for positive ways to affect his community.

Story by Susan Gray

Police estimate that over five thousand people, many of them wearing hooded sweat shirts, rallied yesterday evening at the University of Minnesota in reaction to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
The rally was part of a national campaign launched on social media called “A Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin.”
Martin was shot Feb.

Story by Marty Owings & Ahndi Fridell

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Where does your food come from? Who picked your raspberries and canned your corn? There are over 2 million Migrant Farm Workers in the United States —who are they and why are they here?

Story by Marty Owings and Ahndi Fridell
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Story by Edwin Allen

Proposals for expanding the transit network around the Twin Cities include the creation of corridors that might include new light rail lines or an option called bus rapid transit, which mimics the look and feel of a rail line at a lower cost. But before anything can be built, funding must be identified, political support solidified, and community members engaged.

Story by Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi

On March 24th, a photo exhibit will go on display at the Whittier Gallery at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design that features the images and recorded testimony of thirteen young Somali Men. The project is an attempt to document the lives of these men as they try to feel at home in Minnesota.

Story by Terry Carter

Tuesday, March 20th is the birthday of the late Children’s TV host Fred Rogers. A lot of people who grew up watching his long-running show on public television miss Fred Rogers and find comfort in their memories of watching his show.

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