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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.

A Brief Afghan History Lesson REMIX

A Brief Afghan History Lesson REMIX

This remix of a previous show features two Afghan organizers who give us a brief lesson on the history of Afghanistan and colonization. We talk about the US interference that caused the recent Taliban takeover of Kabul and how it is impacting the vast Afghan diaspora. IG: @HandsOffAfghanistan


Feeling Minnesotan

Feeling Minnesotan

Minnesota is known for its abundance of natural outdoor spaces, but not everyone feels safe, knowledgeable or comfortable utilizing these spaces. Camping and fishing are among the most popular outdoor activities of the crew and our special guest, Asha Shoffner, who organizes and leads outings by and for the BIPOC community.


Our Relations: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women part 2 extended

Our Relations: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women part 2 extended

On our first in-person show in over a year, the crew traveled to the Mille Lacs Band of Obijwe Reservation. This remix of a previous show features the full story from our guest Missy Whiteman as she shares her first hand experiences around missing and murdered Indigenous women. Follow Missy Whiteman on Instagram for more of her work: @missy_whiteman


Change Through Legislation, Pt. 4

Change Through Legislation, Pt. 4

In the fourth segment of our policymakers series, Representative Jamie Becker-Finn joins the crew to discuss how she’s disrupting the cycle of trauma through her work. She authored the Healthy Start Act, granting more parental rights to incarcerated expecting mothers.


Change through Legislation pt. 3

Change through Legislation pt. 3

In our third installment, Rep. Carlos Mariani highlights some of the initiatives he led and continues to lead at the Minnesota House of Representatives


Representation at the Olympics

Representation at the Olympics

We’re celebrating hometown hero Sunisa Lee, the first Hmong-American to compete at the Olympics. She held a whole community, a team, and the country on her shoulders. We talk about the pressures and barriers for athletes like Sunisa and Simone Biles.


Change through Legislation pt. 2

Change through Legislation pt. 2

In our second installment, Rep. Ruth Richardson returns to highlight some of the initiatives she led and continues to lead at the Minnesota House of Representatives this past season.


Change through Legislation pt. 1

Change through Legislation pt. 1

In our newest series, the Counter Stories crew talks with Minnesota Representative Ruth Richardson about her journey to the House and the passing of one of her bills: Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act.


Intentional Trauma: Indian Boarding Schools

Intentional Trauma: Indian Boarding Schools

The crew digs into another element of Indigenous trauma: boarding schools. More and more bodies of children sent to these boarding schools are being discovered, shedding more light on the intentional erasing of Indigenous language and culture.


Keeping the Culture?

Keeping the Culture?

Communities of color often navigate questions of membership and authenticity within our communities. In this episode, the crew tackles the nuance of cultural membership in their respective communities. What does it mean to be a card-carrying member within communities of color? And how do we hold on to that which is most sacred and recognizable to us as our cultural community’s shift?


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