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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From Congress to the State Legislature, in big cities and rural and suburban communities, an amazing number of people from under-represented populations have stepped forward to run for public office and take on positions of public leadership. What does this changing of the guard mean for our communities? To find out, TruthToTell talks to three Minnesotans who personify this cultural and generation shift:
Nikki Villavicencio, a disability rights activist and candidate for the Maplewood City Council
Cheniqua Johnson, the 22-year-old African-American candidate for House District 22B in southwestern Minnesota
Andrea Duarte, creator of Stories from Unheard Voices, a project that documents the lives of Latinos in her hometown of Worthington, Minn.
Minnesota has a well-deserved reputation as a center for literary creativity. In this holiday special, TruthToTell celebrates the independent voices that bring the power of story to readers of all ages and backgrounds. Guests include:
• Historian, poet, and essayist Joe Amato, who combines history and fiction in an imaginative tour de force in “Buffalo Man: The Life of a Boy Giant on the Minnesota River.”
• Singer, songwriter, and poet Prudence Johnson, a staff member at Minnesota’s premier center for Native American literature, Birch Bark Books and Native Arts.