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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.
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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.
Our Relations: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Pt. 2
On our first in-person show in over a year, the crew traveled to the Mille Lacs Band of Obijwe Reservation. The guests on this deep and emotional show share their first hand experiences around missing and murdered Indigenous women. Follow Missy Whiteman on Instagram for more of her work: @missy_whiteman
Juneteenth is officially a national holiday in the US. All this happening while groups throughout the country try to ban critical race theory in schools. We dig into just some of the nuances of this topic on this week’s Counter Stories.
Protests have traction. We’ve seen historically and just recently how protests have successfully brought attention to crucial issues. People coming together to express their discontent with the powers that be have a huge impact on how we move the needle in the fight for justice.
On this episode, we tackle how new efforts aim to limit or erase important history and context. From bodies discovered in a former Indian Boarding school in Canada to new legislation banning Critical Race theory in the wake of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, how do we handle the resistance to learning about these important truths?
It’s graduation season, and young people are excited for college or to start their careers. Hear about our crew members’ experiences in higher ed, from why we went, where we went, and how we made it happen.
When there are too many topics to hit, you get a Grab Bag Show! With so much happening, we couldn’t decide on a single topic. So, with a time limit in place, we’ll pick through our grab bag of current events and get through as many as we can.
We’ve been in and continue to be going through a stressful time. Amid all the chaos, we can finally be outside and gather safely (with appropriate precautions) again. The crew looks ahead at this summer and how gathering is so important to keep ourselves and our communities grounded. Also, find out what some of our favorite summer songs are!
From redlining to voter suppression, there are historical patterns to how people of color’s fight for equity has been blocked. On this episode, we dig into those patterns that continue to impact our communities today.
The crew share stories of when the first became conscious of race and racial tensions as well as recent experiences. Memories from Pre-K to getting in trouble in high school to burning soup in college, the patterns of biases and microaggressions are smilier for each crew member.
Guilty on all three charges. Not justice, but accountability. A short-lived sigh of relief came across Minnesota and the entire country, before news of a black teenager killed by police in Columbus, Ohio, brought us back to reality. There’s so much more work to be done.