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Local author Iric Nathanson talks about his new biography of former Minneapolis mayor and Fifth District congressman Don Fraser. Along with his wife, Arvonne, Fraser spent his four decades in public life in a principled and progressive pursuit of the common good.
In the second half hour, University of Minnesota researchers Caitlin Caspi and Amy Shanafelt and community partner, Susan Gust, discuss their exploration of the links between fair wages and personal health and well-being.
In 1970, environmental activists launched the first Earth Day. Since then, the movement to protect the land, air, water, and creatures who share our planet has claimed its share of victories and setbacks. Ron Meador, environmental reporter for MinnPost, discusses some of the specific issues and controversies facing Minnesota environmentalists today.