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TTT1737 September 11 Dreamers-DACA

President Trump’s decision to repeal the DACA program sent waves of consternation throughout the immigrant community and its supporters. But all may not be lost. In fact, support for Congressional action to bring legal status to the Dreamers may be wider that we think. TTT discusses DACA and immigration reform more broadly with Amy Koch, former State Senate Majority Leader, and Bill Blazar, senior vice-president of public affairs and business development for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
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TTT1736 Sept. 4 Labor Day at the Fair

Some say unions are no longer necessary — an odd thought given the low wages offered workers in today’s service economy. Join TruthToTell host Tom O’Connell for this special Labor Day show from the State Fair as he explores some breakthrough organizing campaigns with union members who are making them happen. From food co-op workers to part-time college teachers, unions are finding a receptive response and in the process, putting “Labor” back into Labor Day.
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TTT1735 August 28 War on science

In his powerfully written and award winning book, The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why it Matters and What We Can Do About It, Shawn Otto argues that a healthy appreciation of science is critical to the future of democracy — not to mention the health of the planet we humans depend on. Most of Otto’s fire is directed at right wingers who deny climate change and other inconvenient truths, but he also has a word of caution for people on the political and cultural left. Otto wants to bring science out of the labs and into the public square. Tune into the conversation and be enlightened and maybe even a bit challenged.
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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.