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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 20th as she talks with William S. Yellow Robe, Jr, Assiniboine. He is a nationally recognized playwright, who began his theater career as an actor. When noting the small number of roles for Native Americans, he wrote his own plays, to give Native actors more to bring to the stage. He confronts major issues like tribal autonomy, identity politics, and the historical legacy of Indian/white relations.
     
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  • The City of Lakes Chorus has been dazzling audiences in the Minneapolis / St.

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  • Sarah Deer is an American lawyer, a professor of law at William Mitchell College, and a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She advocates for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Native American communities. She delivered a talk at the Hubert H.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 6th. Her guests are Kate Beane and Carly Bad Heart Bull. They will discuss the Bde Maka Ska name restoration and plans to get to the next phase of the process. They are both on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Master plan of Calhoun and Harriet Lakes.
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  • Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman announced his decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis. The incident, investigation, and community response has increased tension between the Minneapolis Police Dept. and some Minneapolis residents. K.C. Harrison attended the public meeting and Rico Morales attended the rally where hundreds of people gathered and marched in the streets to show their disappointment with officials and to support each other.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, March 23rd. Her guest is Janice LaFloe (Turtle Mountain, ND), founder and Primary Guide of the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St.
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  • A large crowd filled the Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill in St. Paul, MN to begin a morning filled with special speakers including legislators, religious leaders, recovering addicts, and those with former felony convictions.

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  • International Women's Day 2016 was a great success. If you didn't get a chance to hear every programmed that aired over our 24 hour celebration, you can listen here! 

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  • Café Scientifique is a monthly series of happy hour talks at the Bryant Lake Bowl presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History. This month's presenter is Dr. Ted Labuza, Professor of Food Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He'll be talking about the physical properties of confections, and how sugar and water in various states affect candy. He stopped by the Monday Morning Blend and spoke with Xan Holston about what makes candy so unique.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as she talks with Lee Ann Tall Bear, Mdewankton/Sisseton Dakota and Arapaho.We’ll talk about her exceptional career, her children and some long battles as a descendant of His Red Nation (Little Crow) to gain greater recognition and respect for this great Dakota leader. She is pictured here with Mike Greeley and Della Eastman, direct decendents of His Red Nation.
     
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