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TruthToTell_2018-09-17

Homelessness in the American Indian community is no secret. Yet programs designed to address it often don’t connect with American Indian culture. So, over the past few weeks, hundreds of Native Americans have created their own response: An encampment that offers hope and community along with formidable health and safety challenges. Is this a defining moment? Can city and community leaders take this opportunity to creatively design approaches that actually work for the community? To find out, TruthToTell talks with Patina Park, executive director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and chair of the Council of Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors, and David Hewitt, director of the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness.
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Project director Courtney Ridgway and guests who worked in refugee camps around the world join TruthToTell to discuss the realities facing displaced people around the globe. They are participants in a traveling interactive exhibit developed by Doctors Without Borders that presents a startling new perspective on the consequences of closed-door policies and brings visitors closer to the real experiences of people displaced by violence and extreme hardship.
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TTT1834 August 27 Shorter Work Week

We’ve all heard the predictions. As robots, driverless vehicles, and smart machines reduce the need for human labor, millions of jobs now done by people will become obsolete. John Crea, author of Recalibrating the Labor Market: How to Have Your Cake and Time to Eat It Too, thinks the time is right to replace the 40-hour work week with a shorter standard. Even better, he shows how this can be done without a reduction in weekly take-home pay. The result, Crea argues, will be stronger communities, more creative workers, and a better work-life balance.
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TTT1833 August 20 Imigration

At a time when many cities and counties across the U.S. are drawing a clear line of separation between local law enforcement and immigrant enforcement officials (I.C.E.), Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is taking a different direction. He has ordered staff of the Hennepin County jail to inform I.C.E. of undocumented immigrants in its custody and provide notification of their date and time of release. As a result, many undocumented immigrants have been taken directly into custody by border enforcement officials and, in some cases, deported. In response, Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene introduced legislation to establish a legal defense fund for undocumented residents with a priority on those in jail. The idea has caught on. St. Paul City Council members and Ramsey County commissioners are considering similar measures. Commissioner Greene joins TruthToTell to discuss the challenges facing undocumented immigrants, Hennepin County’s response, and other issues she is working on as a member of the one of the most powerful and least understood branches of local government.
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TTT1832 July 13 White Earth - Vets for Peace

The Roof Depot site has become the focal point of a struggle over community self-determination in Minneapolis' East Phillips neighborhood. TruthToTell discusses the controversy with community activists seeking help from allies around the city to lobby city council members in favor of an environmentally just plan that meets residents' needs. A robust, city-wide push could change the issue landscape and show the city where residents' priorities lie.
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TTT1831 July 6 More current politics

On Tuesday, August 14, supporters of Minnesota’s DFL and Republican parties choose the candidates who will represent them in the November general election. This year, there are highly contested races for the gubernatorial nomination in both parties. In addition, a large slate of DFL candidates is competing for attorney general and congressional seats in the 5th and 8th districts. We’ll preview these races, interview DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Holden, and provide information on where and how to vote.