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MPR News with Angela Davis - MPR News
Conversations about life in Minnesota and how the state is changing, weekdays at 11:00 a.m. Call us at 651-227-6000.
MPR News with Angela Davis - MPR News
1 day ago
How Minnesotans are celebrating Juneteenth
With Juneteenth now recognized as a federal holiday, host Angela Davis checked in on four different ways Minnesotans are celebrating Juneteenth.
2 days ago
Fatherhood during the pandemic and beyond
Host Angela Davis talks with fathers about their experiences during the pandemic and why young dads need role models.
5 days ago
Bush Foundation fellows look to diversify Minnesota's filmmaking scene
Host Angela Davis talked with two of this year’s Bush Foundation fellows.
5 days ago
Creating healthy eating habits for summer
Host Angela Davis talks with a nutritionist about how to reduce the amount of sugar and salt in our diets and add more nutritious foods to our meals.
Jun 11, 2021
Microaggressions are on the minds of some employees returning to in-person work
Host Angela Davis talked with an expert on diversity, equity and inclusion and a business administration professor about how the return to in-person workplaces might also mean a return to the microaggressions employees experience.
Jun 9, 2021
How COVID-19 impacted the Hmong community
Host Angela Davis spoke with two Hmong health leaders about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Hmong community and the lingering effects of the pandemic.
Jun 9, 2021
Minnesota’s record heat wave, plus the upcoming Black Tech Talent summit
Host Angela Davis spoke with a climatologist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and an emergency room doctor about the trends they’re seeing and how to stay safe in the heat. She also spoke with the organizer of an event looking to attract diverse tech talent to the Twin Cities.
Jun 8, 2021
Talking farming with Minnesota farmers of color
Host Angela Davis spoke with a Somali American farmer, a Hmong farmer and one of the state's assistant agriculture commissioners about the experiences of farmers of color and the barriers they face.
Jun 7, 2021
What Naomi Osaka can teach us about athletes and mental health
Host Angela Davis talks to a journalist, a sports psychologist and a former collegiate tennis coach about Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open.
Jun 4, 2021
Your summer entertainment to-do list: bike and kayak tours, live music and more
As our masks come off and the sun comes out, we're planning our post-pandemic summer. Host Angela Davis asked tour guides and a couple of hosts from The Current for their recommendations for things to do and see.
Jun 3, 2021
Education leaders talk about where Minnesota schools go from here
Host Angela Davis talks about educational equity, teacher morale, learning recovery and more with new Education Commissioner Heather Mueller and Robbinsdale interim superintendent Stephanie Burrage who starts as deputy commissioner in June.
Jun 1, 2021
Headaches, jaw pain, soreness: How the pandemic has taken a toll on our bodies
Improper work-from-home setups, a more sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits and stress are some of the many reasons that people may be feeling more pain during the pandemic. Host Angela Davis spoke with a pain specialist, a music therapist and a holistic health practitioner about what we can do about it.
Jun 1, 2021
Talking farming with Field Work podcast hosts
Host Angela Davis talks with farmers Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora about sustainable agriculture and the third season of their podcast Field Work
May 31, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities hires new CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities recently announced Pat Sukhum will become its new CEO in June. Sukhum has been involved with the organization for more than 20 years. Host Angela Davis spoke with Sukhum about the importance of mentoring and his vision for the organization.
May 28, 2021
Minnesota looks to address disparities in outdoor recreation
Minnesota is known for its natural beauty and many outdoor recreation opportunities. But there are disparities in who has access to outdoor spaces and who feels welcomed in outdoor recreation. Host Angela Davis talked with two outdoor activists who are trying to create more outdoor recreation opportunities for people of color.
May 27, 2021
In Focus: George Floyd's legacy and impact
A year has passed since George Floyd’s murder. Host Angela Davis led a conversation with community leaders, memory keepers and activists working to maintain his legacy in our communities and beyond.
May 26, 2021
Former Minneapolis mayors reflect on one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder
Three former Minneapolis mayors join guest host Brandt Williams for a conversation about the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and where the city goes from here.
May 25, 2021
Continuing the conversation: How George Floyd changed us
A year after George Floyd was murdered, Angela Davis continues to explore how his death changed us with a community healer, an MPR reporter and listeners.
May 23, 2021
Special report: Host Angela Davis explores how George Floyd changed us
As we mark a year since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, host Angela Davis reflects on how he changed us — a special broadcast heard on public radio stations across the country.
May 21, 2021
Will Steger’s climate journey closes out Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
The documentary “After Antarctica” follows Will Steger’s journey as a polar explorer and dissects the changes to the planet’s polar regions over the years. Guest host Chris Farrell spoke with Steger and director Tasha Van Zandt about the film and climate change.
May 21, 2021
Under new management: The $1.5 billion sale of the Timberwolves and Lynx
Glen Taylor sold the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx to Alex Rodriguez and former Walmart chief executive Marc Lore for $1.5 billion. Guest host Chris Farrell explored the potential effects of the sale and the value of sports franchises to regional identity and the economy.
May 20, 2021
Looking for the heart of your community? Check out the library
During the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have served as lifelines for individuals and communities in need of support and connection. Guest host Chris Farrell explored the role of libraries today and the social services they provide in Minnesota and across the U.S.
May 19, 2021
Under one roof: The rise in multigenerational living
Guest host Chris Farrell took a look at the rise in multigenerational living, its relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of this trend on families and society.
May 18, 2021
Post-pandemic life in the office: What will our workspaces look like?
Guest host Chris Farrell examined how offices and coworking spaces have adapted throughout the pandemic and what work might look like when employees begin a return to the office.
May 17, 2021
Unemployment benefits saw unprecedented expansion during the pandemic. Is the system working?
Critics argue the generous COVID-19 unemployment benefits hinder job growth. Guest host Chris Farrell spoke with two policy experts about whether the unemployment system is working for individuals and the economy.
May 14, 2021
Rebroadcast — In Focus: Stopping anti-Asian American hate in Minnesota
A rise in anti-Asian American incidents since the start of the pandemic has made headlines, but Asian Americans have been affected by racism since long before COVID-19. In this rebroadcast of an event in MPR News’ In Focus series, Tom Crann hosted a panel discussion on what’s being done to stop anti-Asian American hate in Minnesota.
May 13, 2021
Rebroadcast — In Focus: Equity in Education
Children of color in Minnesota face some of the worst education disparities in the U.S. In this rebroadcast of an event in MPR News’ In Focus series, host Angela Davis spoke with community leaders about how to close the gaps, the obstacles we need to overcome and the reforms we need to realize.
May 12, 2021
Rebroadcast — In Focus: Disparities and distrust in BIPOC health care
Minnesota is often celebrated for the quality of our health care, but inequities in access and outcomes persist in Indigenous communities and communities of color. In this rebroadcast of an event in MPR News’ In Focus series, host Angela Davis talked to public health advocates and health care providers working to address these racial disparities.
May 10, 2021
Rebroadcast — In Focus presents Locked Out: The path from incarceration to inclusion
A rebroadcast of a conversation presented by MPR News and partner Tech Dump and hosted by Angela Davis about the challenges faced by Minnesota’s formerly incarcerated residents and what we can do as a state to support successful reentry after incarceration.