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The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. launched the Poor People’s Campaign in 1967-68. It was a nationwide effort to persuade a reluctant Congress and White House to take comprehensive action against poverty. Fifty years later, poverty persists, but so does the determination of a new generation of activists. To learn more, TruthToTell interviews Rob Eller-Isaacs, co-pastor of Unity Unitarian Church and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign Minnesota.
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TTT1820 May 14 Red Road to Recovery

Today's show will feature Native American drummer and singer Michael Norcross speaking about the healing journey of The Red Road of sobriety and recovery. Norcross will also talk about how his drum and song teaches others of another path. During the second half of the hour, we will hear from city of Minneapolis team members who are working on the city's Comprehensive Plan for 2040.
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TTT1819 May 7 Met Council

Two very different civic institutions were in the news recently. Third District Congressman Jason Lewis introduced legislation to alter the structure of the Met Council and Clyde Bellecourt, a founding member of the American Indian Movement, was honored for his five decades of service on the board of the Legal Rights Center. Is it time for some major changes at the Met Council? And how is the Legal Rights Center, born in the struggles of the 1960s, meeting the changing needs of today? To explore these and related questions, TruthToTell interviews Edina Mayor Jim Hovland, a Met Council supporter, and Michael Friedman, executive director of the Legal Rights Center.
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TTT1818 April 30 Journalism of Color

We are living in a time of media decentralization. People from many backgrounds and multiple versions of the “truth” are finding ways to be heard. What about communities of color? Are their stories being told? And if so, how and where? Journalist and educator Cirien Saadeh, joins TruthToTell to discuss what she calls, “journalism of color” and the intersection of journalism and social movements. Also joining the conversation is Kenzie O’Keefe, editor of North News, a local paper committed to raising up the experiences of North Minneapolis residents.
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TTT1817 April 23 Earth Day

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.
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TTT1816 April 16 Erik Nathanson-Caitlin Kasby (sp?)

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.