Interview w/ new director at the Center for Health Equity

Last week, one of our newest programmers, Deatrick LaPointe (who will soon be launching his The Take-Care Show), sat down with Bruce Thao to discuss his new role working at the Minnesota Department of Health.  Take a listen and learn about the work being done in your community.

By |2019-03-12T16:12:21-05:00June 30th, 2017|Listen to This!|Comments Off on Interview w/ new director at the Center for Health Equity

Listen to City Council Member Cano and guests discuss gentrification in Minneapolis

At KRSM, we see so many different ways that this station can be offered up to the community as a tool.  One way we feel we can be of service is to record and share important speeches, debates, forums, and public meetings that are taking place. Last Thursday, our team visited Las Mojarras on Lake Street for the [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:12:25-05:00December 8th, 2016|Community Events, Listen to This!, Politics|Comments Off on Listen to City Council Member Cano and guests discuss gentrification in Minneapolis

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 |2019-03-12T16:12:26-05:00October 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 |2019-03-12T16:12:26-05:00September 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 |2019-03-12T16:12:27-05:00September 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 |2019-03-12T16:12:27-05:00August 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 |2019-03-12T16:12:28-05:00August 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 |2019-03-12T16:12:28-05:00August 12th, 2016|Listen to This!, Poetry|Comments Off on Listen to Tony The Scribe perform an unreleased song about the 4th Precinct Occupation

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 |2019-03-12T16:12:28-05:00August 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 |2019-03-12T16:12:29-05:00August 2nd, 2016|Listen to This!, Local History Matters|Comments Off on Ramsey Middle Schoolers honor those impacted by the 35W bridge collapse
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