Learn more about the Latino Ecomomic Development Center and Theodore Wirth

This week's instalment of Local History Matters begins with a report on the Latino Economic Development Center, better known as the folks behind Mercado Central.  This organization has spent the last 2 decades working to help Latinxs achieve economic independence and has worked to develop sustainable centers of commerce for entrepreneurs in the community.  Following that, [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:25+00:00October 11th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn more about the Latino Ecomomic Development Center and Theodore Wirth

Learn about the great Minneapolis Fire, plus how to play football “like a girl”

The 6th graders from Ramsey Middle School are back with two new reports.  First, listen as the kids describe the day in 1893 when 23 blocks of Minneapolis were on fire with flames reaching 300 feet into the sky!  Then learn the history of the Minnesota Vixens, the country's longest-running football team for women.  If you [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:28+00:00September 20th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn about the great Minneapolis Fire, plus how to play football “like a girl”

Listen to 6th graders explore the history of two influencial immigrant groups in Minneapolis

We're back with our newest installment of Local History Matters, a collaboration with Ramsey Middle School.  This week, we hear students discuss the importance of places and institutions that celebrate pieces of the Twin Cities' legacy as a new home for immigrant groups.  In the first piece, students visit the Somali Museum of Minnesota and learn about the [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:33+00:00September 13th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Listen to 6th graders explore the history of two influencial immigrant groups in Minneapolis

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

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

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

6th graders teach us about redlining and the Minneapolis Lakers

In the last post from our partners at Ramsey Middle School, we learned about the Lee Family who were the first African-Americans to buy a house in South Minneapolis.  This week, they follow up on that report with an investigation into redlining -- the practice of mapping out which neighborhoods people of different ethnicities are allowed to [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:45+00:00July 19th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on 6th graders teach us about redlining and the Minneapolis Lakers

Learn more about the Lee Family and the Mayday Parade

  This week, we present two strong recordings from our 6th-grade partners at Ramsey Middle School.  In the first, we learn about the history of the Lee Family.  In 1931, the Lees were one of the first African American families to purchase a home in South Minneapolis, and over the course of the next year they [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:45+00:00June 28th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Learn more about the Lee Family and the Mayday Parade

Listen to 6th graders report on Little Earth and Mill City

In this week's installment of Local History Matters (our collaboration with 2 classrooms of 6th graders from Ramsey Middle School), we hear students discuss the historic Little Earth Of United Tribes.  Then, they tell the story of the Washburn "A" Mill and its explosion which could be felt 5 miles away! Join us every Tuesday for more information about our [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:26:45+00:00June 14th, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Listen to 6th graders report on Little Earth and Mill City
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