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Counter Stories We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes. Hosts: Anthony Galloway, Luz Maria Frias, Don Eubanks and Hlee Lee.

Counter Stories: American Insurrection

Counter Stories: American Insurrection



Can America move forward? Can we “heal” without honesty? The Counter Stories crew share their reactions to the events that unfolded in the US Capitol on January 6th examining the intersections of race, religion and history, and how these powerful elements have repeatedly been used to subjugate the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.

Race in Public Media Part 2

Race in Public Media Part 2

Public Media, notoriously a white-led institution, has a race problem. It lacks diverse voices and equitable work environments. And it hasn’t improved in the last 50 years. The crew is joined by veteran reporter and former co-host Marianne Combs on the recently published article that was co-signed by more than 200 journalists.

https://celesteheadlee.medium.com/an-anti-racist-future-a-vision-and-plan-for-the-transformation-of-public-media-224149ab37e6


Counter Stories: Race in Public Media

Counter Stories: Race in Public Media

Public Media, notoriously a white-led institution, has a race problem. It lacks diverse voices and equitable work environments. And it hasn’t improved in the last 50 years. The crew is joined by veteran reporter and former co-host Marianne Combs on the recently published article that was co-signed by more than 200 journalists.


Control During the Pandemic

Control During the Pandemic

The Counter Stories crew talk about the anxiety that we are all facing during this pandemic and how that impacts the media we are taking in and the activities we partake in our homes. From rewatching comfortable classics to cleaning house, we’re all just trying to maintain control.
WHAT IS COUNTER STORIES?
We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes


Counter Stories: The Frustration Surrounding Reopening Schools Pt 2 (half hour version)

Counter Stories: The Frustration Surrounding Reopening Schools Pt 2 (half hour version)

Minnesota schools are starting to resume in-person learning. But is it a good idea? Parents have the option to continue distance learning. But teachers don’t. There are a lot of questions and concerns around safety for both students and educators. St. Paul Public School Board Vice-Chair Jim Vue sits in on the first half of the conversation. The crew is also joined by parent and educator Daniel Perez, and takes comments from our listeners.


Counter Stories: The Frustration Surrounding Reopening Schools Pt 1 (half hour version)

Counter Stories: The Frustration Surrounding Reopening Schools Pt 1 (half hour version)

Minnesota schools are starting to resume in-person learning. But is it a good idea? Parents have the option to continue distance learning. But teachers don’t. There are a lot of questions and concerns around safety for both students and educators. The crew is joined by parent and educator Daniel Perez as well as St. Paul Public School Board Vice-Chair Jim Vue.


Counter Stories: The Frustration Surrounding Reopening Schools

Counter Stories: The Frustration Surrounding Reopening Schools

Minnesota schools are starting to resume in-person learning. But is it a good idea? Parents have the option to continue distance learning. But teachers don’t. There are a lot of questions and concerns around safety for both students and educators. St. Paul Public School Board Vice-Chair Jim Vue sits in on the first half of the conversation. The crew is also joined by parent and educator Daniel Perez, and takes comments from our listeners.


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