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Melanie and Megan hosting conversations with individuals that work as creative influencers. When tuning in, you will engage in interviews with these influencers that hope to shine light into their experiences working in the midst of the entertainment industry.
 
My name is Gregg and I Co-Host Midwest Paratalk Radio, I have been in Indy for most of my life. And have been interested in the paranormal for a long time. It wasn’t until a personal experience at 30 that I realized that there was some validity to the paranormal. Having a need for more knowledge I started looking at different media venues. Researching, reading and talking to different groups that I have come across blogtalkradio. And have found some great people. Having a radio background, B ...
 
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Juneteenth is now a federally recognized holiday. President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday to recognize the holiday, which celebrates the end of enslavement of Black people in the United States. Hennepin County and the city of Minneapolis had already made it a paid holiday. Minnesotans have celebrated Juneteenth for decades. This year’s festiviti…
 
After Kay Wilkinson watches her father devolve from a kind and intelligent man into a paranoid stranger due to Alzheimer’s disease, she and her husband make a pact. Once they both turn 80, they will take their own lives together — the better to spare themselves and their loved ones a humiliating and protracted decline. But what really happens when …
 
What was it like to be a father during this year of racial reckoning, COVID-19 quarantine and distance learning? We know that mothers took on the bulk of the child care burden and schooling during the pandemic and were more likely to leave the workforce than fathers. But dads had their challenges, too, and were even more likely than moms to say the…
 
Thursday, two experienced gardeners will join MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk all things gardening, give advice about how to grow and manage a garden in this kind of weather, and answer questions from listeners. Guests: Catherine Grant is the biology department greenhouse manager at the University of St. Thomas. Julie Weisenhorn is an extension …
 
In just the last couple of months, cybercriminals have hacked several U.S. companies using different types of ransomware, paralyzing a petroleum pipeline, compromising a meat manufacturer, delaying ferry operations between Massachusetts’ mainland and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and even targeting K-12 schools. Join us as host Kerri Miller talk…
 
A reckoning is coming for Southern Baptists this week. More than 16,000 Southern Baptists are in Nashville, Tenn., for the denomination’s national convention – the most high-profile gathering in years. The already conservative denomination is battling an ultraconservative faction within itself that says Southern Baptists are drifting too far left. …
 
For 55 years, the Bush Foundation has been awarding individual grants to leaders who can exponentially improve life for community members through creativity and drive. Two of the 2021 Bush Fellowship recipients — Naomi Ko and E.G. Bailey — joined host Angela Davis to talk about what the fellowship means for them, their work and their communities. K…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many people ate. Stress, economic hardship and lifestyle changes affected eating habits, and many people reported that their diets worsened over the past year. Nutritionists heard concerns about people skipping meals, restricting eating or overeating. Host Angela Davis spoke with a nutritionist about eating hea…
 
Last month, Texas became the 20th state to pass legislation that says no permit is required to carry a concealed handgun. Meanwhile, gun sales are way up. They spiked in March 2020, which is largely attributed to fears surrounding the pandemic, and have remained at unprecedented levels since. Gun violence is also soaring. More than 8,600 people hav…
 
As more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations, employees are beginning to return to their workplaces in person. But some — particularly employees of color — are concerned about returning to more frequent microaggressions. Host Angela Davis talked with a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) expert and a business administration professor about how th…
 
The traditional summer job for teens has been on the decline since its late 1970s peak. In the years since, the employment rate among teens has maintained its downward trend. Aside from the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, what has accounted for the changes in teen employment?由Minnesota Public Radio
 
The Department of Defense has revived an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force to gather what is known about UAPs. The task force’s assessment is due to Congress by June 25. On Thursday, host Kerri Miller explores the possibilities with two experts, an astrophysicist and a conspiracy theory debunker. Guests: Dr. Avi Loeb is an astrophysicist and…
 
Record-breaking heat has a grip on Minnesota. For the last week, temperatures have been in the 90s with high humidity. Next week is looking almost as hot. It’s the longest the temperature has been this high so early in the season. At 11 a.m. on Thursday, host Angela Davis spoke with a climatologist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources…
 
By the last count, more than 3,600 U.S. health care workers died during the first 12 months of the pandemic. They put their own health and safety on the line to treat a novel virus even as they worried about spreading it to their own family members, tried to correct harmful misinformation about the disease and many Asian American health care worker…
 
Farmers of color are set to get unprecedented help this month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans $4 billion in debt relief as part of the latest pandemic stimulus package. The debt relief is designed to address a well-established history of discrimination against Black, Indigenous and other farmers of color. Studies going back to the 1920s h…
 
Top-ranked tennis player Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the French Open after being fined for saying she would not appear at mandatory press conferences is bringing renewed attention to the mental health struggles of athletes. The 23-year-old champion shared publicly that she has experienced depression and anxiety since 2018 when she won her…
 
Well-intended strategies to help overweight kids shed pounds often backfire. New research says there’s a better way. Guests: Katie Loth is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. Rebecca Puhl is a professor at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Conn…
 
If you need evidence of America’s pent-up wanderlust, just look at Memorial Day weekend: More than 7 million people were screened at U.S. airports, the highest number since the pandemic began. And road travel expected a 60 percent jump compared to the holiday weekend last year. Travel experts say it lines up with an expected surge in “revenge trave…
 
What are you doing with your post-pandemic summer? How about re-meeting Minnesota? This summer, host Angela Davis will check in with tour guides from across the state with their suggestions for discovering — or rediscovering — the Land of 10,000 Lakes. At 11 a.m. Friday, a tour guide from Duluth and a Twin Cities urban geographer join Angela to sha…
 
President Biden last week asked the U.S. intelligence community to “redouble their efforts” to bring the nation closer to understanding the origin of COVID-19, giving them 90 days to gather information. Two infectious disease physicians discussed why it is important to find the origin of COVID-19 and what we can reasonably expect in that time frame…
 
Lifestyle changes, isolation and increased stress during the past year have taken a toll on our physical health. Some health care practitioners say people are reporting more neck and back pain, jaw tension, vision problems and other health issues. Improper work-from-home setups, a more sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet and stress are some of the …
 
Minnesota farms were more profitable last year than they’ve been in nearly a decade, thanks to good weather, a bump in crop prices and income from government support programs. But that doesn’t mean pressures have eased for farmers. Profit margins are tight in the business of growing food and commodities like corn and soybeans, making it hard to tak…
 
A record breaking number of migrant children and teenagers have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border this year. As in years before, many children make the perilous journey without their parents only to face an uncertain future. Why they do it is complicated. Guests: Lomi Kriel is a journalist with the ProPublica-Texas Tribune Investigative Initiative. Se…
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters is recognized across the country for its work in youth mentoring, and the Twin Cities chapter is the fourth largest in the nation. Since 2015, it has doubled the number of young people it serves. Pat Sukhum was recently hired as the organization’s new CEO and will start work in June. He got involved with Big Brothers Big Si…
 
In this episode, I get to sit down with a true Aussie icon. She has worked with some of the worlds best in performing arts, and film. Kelley Abbey, is an actress, choreographer, singer and dancer. She has been a leading performer and choreographer in TV, film and musical theatre for more than 20 years. She has performed in Fame, Grease the Area spe…
 
Minnesotans are heading outside to go camping, hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching and more this Memorial Day weekend as summer unofficially begins. But there are disparities in who has access to outdoor spaces and who feels welcomed in outdoor recreation. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), people of color make up …
 
Adulting can be hard. Julie Lythcott-Haims believes that statement is more than a meme. It’s the truth. The transition from childhood to adulthood used to be clear: Finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry and have children. But the world has changed dramatically. Lythcott-Haims, a former dean at Stanford University and a mom to two youn…
 
A year after George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis sparked calls for racial justice around the world, his memory is being kept alive through memorial sites, creative expression, proposed policy changes and community aid work. Minnesota continues to grapple with questions about police reform, racial inequity and the meaning of the word “justice” one …
 
In the days immediately following the violent storming of the Capitol in January, Republican lawmakers came forward with an idea: Why not set up a bipartisan commission, similar to the one established after 9/11, to sort through the facts and determine how such a chaotic event happened? But now it appears that type of investigation might not happen…
 
In the year since the killing of George Floyd by then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, public demands for changes to policing have grown much louder and more urgent. Minneapolis city leaders have promised to implement significant changes, but the pace is slower than many would like. Mayor Jacob Frey and police Chief Medaria Arradondo have …
 
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