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TTT1733 August 14 Planned Parenthood

It has been more than a hundred years since Margaret Sanger and a small band of associates created Planned Parenthood. The movement they started was controversial then and remains so today. Join TruthToTell as Jennifer Aulwes, director of media for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, and July Vang, a member of Planned Parenthood’s Hmong Advisory Committee, discuss the provision and politics of women’s reproductive healthcare in Minnesota and the nation.
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TTT1732 August 7 Neighborhood History

Dayton’s Bluff in St. Paul and Phillips in Minneapolis share a rich history of immigration — a process of change and community building that continues today. In Phillips, local historian Susan Hunter-Weir tells the stories of departed residents buried in the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. Over in Dayton’s Bluff, Steve Trimble shares the untold and under-told stories of life on St. Paul’s East Side. What difference do stories make? Judge for yourself. Read Susan and Steve’s monthly columns at: www.alleynews.org and www.daytonsbluffdistrictforum.org.
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TruthToTell_2017-07-31

Our first amendment rights are not self-enforceable. The fight to defend civil liberties is ongoing and not every American agrees on just where those rights begin and end. On issues ranging from the Muslim travel ban and the immigrant deportations to policing practices and voting rights, the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union is busier than ever. Join us at our new time slot at 1 p.m. as TTT interviews interim executive director Teresa Nelson on these and other civil liberties challenges facing Minnesota and the nation.
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TTT1730 July 24 Affordable housing-Ward 13 Rep.

Minneapolis’ 13th Ward is by most measures a great neighborhood to live in. Beautiful parks, wonderful shops and restaurants, good schools and friendly neighbors. Bad stuff doesn’t happen here — until it does. City Council Member Linea Palmisano will talk about her work representing the ward in the wake of the tragic police shooting of Justine Damond. Also, Minnesota Housing Partnership staff members Carolyn Szcezepanski and Jeremy Schroeder will share bright spots and challenges in the ongoing fight for affordable housing in neighborhoods in cities and towns across the state.
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TTT1729 July 17 Populism

In today’s political commentary, the label “populist” is mostly applied to immigrant-bashers, climate-deniers and anti-globalists who wouldn’t be caught dead listening to MPR, reading the New York Times or saying something nice about “left coast” elites in California or New York. But not all populists are right-wing reactionaries. Just ask Bernie Sanders supporters. In fact, populist movements in name or spirit, mobilized rural farmers and urban workers in powerful movements for political and economic democracy. To help us understand how, TTT is joined by historians Michael Lansing from Augsburg College, author of Insurgent Democracy: The NonPartisan League in North American Politics and Jeff Kolnick from Southwest Minnesota State University, serving a region of the state with a rich progressive populist heritage.
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TTT1728 July 10 Consul General of Canada

Many Minnesotans feel especially close to Canada — after all, it’s just a one-day trip north from the Twin Cities or a short canoe ride from our northern lakes. But what do we really know about the country? Who are Canadians and how does their parliamentary system work? How different are Canadian policies on issues like refugees, climate change, health care, indigenous rights? TTT host Tom O’Connell discusses these and other topics with Consul General Khawar Nasim.