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TTT1848 Dec 3- 3 Young Women Political activists

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.
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TTT1847 Nov 26 Media Benjamin Rico Morales guest host

We'll hear from Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink, speaking about U.S. and Middle East issues from her speech last July at the Eastside Freedom Library in St. Paul.
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TTT1846 Nov 19 Common Cause-Protect MN

With the election of Tim Walz as governor and a DFL majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives, progressives have a long list of goals. From criminal-justice reform and gun regulation to climate action and a 21st century transportation system, there just may be room for initiatives that have been long stalled by Republican control of both houses of the legislature. Joining TruthToTell to share their hopes for 2019 are Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, executive director of Common Cause Minnesota and active member of the Restore the Vote Coalition, and Reverend Nancy Nord Bence, executive director of Protect Minnesota.
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TTT1845 Nov 12 W Russell Liberian American

Wynfred Russell is one of many members of the Liberian diaspora who contribute to their communities back home and here at home in Minnesota. TruthToTell talks with Russell about his experiences fighting Ebola in Liberia, building strong public-health networks in Nigeria, and winning a city council seat in Brooklyn Park.
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TTT1844 Nov 5 Mid Term Elections

Is this really the most important election in our lifetime? That, of course, depends on how long you have been alive. It is certainly one of the most important elections in recent history because of the divisive demagoguery of the President of the United States and the social divisions his presidency both encourages and reflects. In this election-eve special, TruthToTell takes a step back to look at some of the underlying dynamics that have led up to this point as well as the record- breaking increase in voter participation that is one response. Joining host Tom O’Connell are political science professors Matt Filner of Metropolitan State University and Fred Slocum of Minnesota State University Mankato and Nick Harper, civic engagement director of the Minnesota League of Women Voters.
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TTT1843 Oct 29 Miguel Otarola - Strib Reporter

When President Donald Trump calls the press, “the enemy of the people,” he is attacking one of the pillars of a democratic society. We dedicate this edition of TruthToTell to the women and men on the front lines of print and broadcast journalism in cities and towns across Minnesota and the nation. Our guest, Miguel Otárola, covers Minneapolis’ western suburbs during the week and breaking news on the weekends. He also writes about immigration and his special passion, music.
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