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    In urban and rural communities across the nation, a powerful grassroots movement called Indivisible is demanding meetings with their congressional representatives and finding other ways to push back on issues like health care, travel bans and climate change.  In Minnesota’s  suburban  Second and Third Congressional Districts, Republican Congressmen Jason Lewis and  Erik Paulsen are feeling the heat.  
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  • Join Roy Taylor on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9 am as he talks with Nora Murphy about her work in the Native communities of Minnesota.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 as she talks with Nicole MartinRogers, Kristi Dawes, and Sarah Gehrig about a study produced by Wilder Research in Minnesota, that projects population changes for six member Bands of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Populations of Tribes and Nations all over the United States are changing in ways at times not clear to tribal leadership or tribal members. Assumptions can be wrong and tribal planning is difficult as demographic projections are little more than guesswork.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday May 24, as they talk with Audrey Thayer, Ph.D. and Professor Colette Hyman about new research they are doing on the history of women’s roles in the establishment of Native communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor at Noon today as they talk with MIGIZI President and CEO Elaine Salinas about the 40-year history of the organization and its contributions to the American Indian community. The program is part of FIRST PERSON RADIO’S special focus on Minnesota’s American Indian Month 2017. MIGIZI Communications was founded in 1977.
     
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Friday May 12 at Noon for a special Indian Month edition of FIRST PERSON RADIO and their guest Lea Foushee.  Ms. Foushee was appointed in 2016 to serve a three-year term to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group. She co-founded the North American Water Office in 1982 and serves as its Environmental Justice Director.
     
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 9 am as they talk with Rhiana Yazzie, Navajo playwright, producer, director, artistic director, and actor based in Minnesota. She is a 2016/2017 Playwrights’ Center McKnight Fellow, a two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow (2010/2011 and 2006/2007) and was a Playwrights’ Center Core Member for three years. This continues this month's celebration of American Indian Month in Minnesota.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, April 26th as they talk with Pauline Danforth and Raul Aguilar from the University of Minnesota about this year’s higher education graduation.  The event has been held annually since 1986. This year notes the passing of two founding members of the committee: Gordon Regguinti and W. Roger Buffalohead.
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