Local History Matters researches Lena O Smith and the Foshay Tower

We’re back with another installment of Local History Matters, our collaboration with 6th graders from Ramsey Middle School. Each Tuesday, they check in to share a few stories that you might not know about the people and places that make up Minneapolis history.  In this edition, we learn about a brave and tireless lawyer named Lena [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:33+00:00August 30th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Local History Matters researches Lena O Smith and the Foshay Tower

Local History Matters: Charles Schultz and Minneapolis Bike Coalition

We're back with another installment of our history series put together by 6th graders at Ramsey Middle School.  This week, the kids are investigating the creator of the beloved Peanuts comic strip, plus a nonprofit group working to make Minneapolis an even safer and more enjoyable city for riding bikes. https://soundcloud.com/user-694815605/sets/local-history-matters-a-collaboration-w-ramsey-middle-school Check in with us each Tuesday for [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:35+00:00August 16th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Local History Matters: Charles Schultz and Minneapolis Bike Coalition

Listen to Tony The Scribe perform an unreleased song about the 4th Precinct Occupation

We enjoyed meeting with young MC/producer/organizer Tony (The Scribe) Williams in his backyard this week. He discussed then performed a powerful, unreleased song about his experiences at the 4th Precinct occupation last year. Please note that we're sharing a censored version and an explicit version of the song. You can decide which one best suits your comfort [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:36+00:00August 12th, 2016|Listen to This!, Poetry|Comments Off on Listen to Tony The Scribe perform an unreleased song about the 4th Precinct Occupation

Learn about Minneapolis’ most notorious gangster and the founder of an important newspaper

Our 6th grade partners over at Ramsey Middle School are back with another set of reports about people and places in our city's history.  This time, click to learn more about Kid Cann, the criminal boss who is reported to have dismantled Minneapolis' trolley system.  Stick around to learn more about the founder of the Minneapolis Spokesman Recorder, [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:38+00:00August 9th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn about Minneapolis’ most notorious gangster and the founder of an important newspaper

Junauda Petrus – Can We Please Give The Police Department To The Grandmothers?

We were lucky enough to sit down with Junauda Petrus and listen to her vision for a police department run by wise and loving elders. Junauda is one half of the dynamic Free Black Dirt collective, and she is an accomplished writer, performance artist, dancer, and educator. https://soundcloud.com/user-694815605/sets/can-we-please-give-the-police Poem written and performed by Junauda Petrus Recorded [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:39+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Listen to This!, Poetry|Comments Off on Junauda Petrus – Can We Please Give The Police Department To The Grandmothers?

Ramsey Middle Schoolers honor those impacted by the 35W bridge collapse

Last fall, we started a partnership with Ramsey Middle School and two classrooms of enthusiastic 6th graders.  We came and talked to them about the history of community radio, the importance of controlling your own narrative, and the power of place-making.  They spent the semester working with their fantastic teachers (Kara Cisco and Paul Sommers) to identify local [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:40+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Ramsey Middle Schoolers honor those impacted by the 35W bridge collapse

Ashley Fairbanks — Reflections From Philadelphia

Ashley Fairbanks serves on our Advisory Board, heads up our Community Engagement Committee, is preparing a brand new radio show for us, and has done a bit of design work at the station as well. She's also a badass designer and public artist, as well as a seasoned organizer. Somehow, Ashley found time to serve as [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:44+00:00August 1st, 2016|Listen to This!, Politics|Comments Off on Ashley Fairbanks — Reflections From Philadelphia