Airing Mondays at 1 P.M., TruthToTell is produced by CivicMedia/Minnesota as part of KFAI’s public affairs programming schedule. TruthToTell delves into issues often not covered in depth by other regional news and public affairs outlets and too often not with the goal of engaging citizens in resolving the critical state, local, and regional issues they face day-to-day.
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Once again, the United States Supreme Court was at the center of our national debate as it delivered decisions on issues ranging from collective bargaining and the “Muslim” ban to gerrymandering and Internet privacy. And as the Roberts court concluded its controversial session, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, setting up a confirmation battle that will shape the direction of the court in the years ahead.
University of Minnesota law professor Jill Hasday joins TruthToTell to shed some light on several of these decisions and help us understand the constitutional basis for the confirmation process. She will also share her views on the nation’s evolving perspectives on women’s rights and the Constitution.
Academics and journalists analyze it and voting results seem to confirm it: Here in Minnesota and across the nation, there is a growing divide between urban and rural communities. Is the gap caused by ethnic and cultural differences? Do city folk just not “get” the economic and social issues facing rural people? Is it possible to create together an agenda that meets everyone’s needs?
TruthToTell interviews Brett Buckner, managing director of One Minnesota, who is working with the Minneapolis nonprofit Growth and Justice as well as participants across the state to develop “Thriving by Design”, a blueprint for an equitable and just Minnesota.