December 2016 TruthToTell Archives

"Racial Pride & Unity, Brexit and Discovering Meaning & Passion in Turbulent Times". Titilayo Bediako (Executive Director, We Win Institute) and hip hop artist Longshot discuss the importance of pride in the black community as the preparations are well underway for Kwanzaa at the Ordway. Journalist Donald Hutera (The London Times) helps us understand how the British perceived our recent Presidential Election and their attitude towards the US with the looming Brexit fiasco.

"Intergenerational Dialogue: Are there ways to heal the Cultural Rift?" Based on the country's strongly divided viewpoints, can we really be at peace with these differences? Intergenerational dialogue in politics, religion & business with author, filmmaker and educator Dr. James Gambone and journalist Mary Turck from News Day Minnesota.

Host/Producer: Prof. Tom O'Connell

Engineer: Siobhan Kierans

"The Campaign Against Torture: A View from Minnesota & Washington DC". In 1985 Gov Rudy Perpich helped create the Center for Victims of Torture – the first of its kind in the nation. Since then the Center has helped thousands from around the world recover from the trauma caused by torture. The Center's Director Curt Goering and the Director for the Center's Washington office Annie Sovcik discuss the challenge of combating torture in the age of Trump.

Host/Producer: Prof Tom O'Connell

Engineer: Rico Morales

From the Cold War to Putin and Trump: A Conversation with Professor Nick Hayes. Dr. Hayes (Historian and Chair of Critical Thinking, St. John's University) is Minnesota's most prominent Russian expert. Looking at the sweep of Soviet and Russian history, Prof Hayes will share his perspective on Russian interference in the US election, the Putin-Trump relationship & what a progressive policy towards Russian should look like now.

Host/Producer: Prof Tom O'Connell

Engineer: Rico Morales