Alice Blessing ’s newest portrait exhibit Thirteen: Nonconformity began as study of feminism and girls coming of age in a patriarchal society. It evolved into something much more nuanced when her own child came out as non-binary. The show now addresses intersectionality, gender, representation, and diversity all while celebrating children’s individuality.
Bemidji recently held its first Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters event. Attendees recognized the significant impact residential boarding schools have had on Indigenous communities. They shared stories, celebrated lives, sent prayers, and raised hope.
Through anecdotal stories, What’s Up With White Women? invites white women to look closely at their life experiences in an effort to generate awareness of their role in perpetuating patterns of injustice. Authors Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith joined the morning show to discuss the missteps they made that inspired the book as well as ways white women can ultimately be agents of change in their communities
Gail Ose (oh-sea) is a visual artist from Thief River Falls, MN. She’s has had art in a number Visual art exhibits in the NW Minnesota Arts Council Gallery on the Thief River Falls campus of Northland Community & Technical College. Gail is proprietor of the “509 Gallery” and the “Serendipity Art Hub” in Thief River Falls.
Time now to check in again with Tracy Kampa. She is the Children’s Librarian at the Grand Rapids Area Library. Tracy is also our Children’s Books Contributor on What We’re Reading–and she’s going to give us some more of her book picks for contenders of the Caldecott and Newbery children’s literature awards.
Lecia Cornwall is the acclaimed Canadian author of 15 historical romance novels. Her newest story is a WWI-set historical fiction about a female doctor who sets out to break society’s expectations and to save lives on the battlefield at a time when women rarely held roles outside the home. It’s called The Woman at the Front and it was inspired by Lecia’s own family history during WWI.
Amanda Jayatissa grew up in Sri Lanka, attended college in California, and lived in the UK before moving back to Sri Lanka. She works as a corporate trainer, owns a chain of cookie stores, and is a proud dog mum to her two spoiled huskies. And she’s written one heck of a dark and suspenseful thriller. It’s her debut novel — it’s called My Sweet Girl.
Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience representing Black youth in Washington, D.C.’s juvenile courts, Kristin Henning confronts America’s irrational, manufactured fears of these young people and makes a powerfully compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children. Kris was the lead attorney for the Juvenile Unit at the Public Defender Service for Washington D.C., and she’s currently the Blume Professor of Law & Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Today we’ll hear about an #OwnVoices psychological thriller from newcomer Amanda Jayatissa; Canadian writer Lecia Cornwall has a new work of historical fiction inspired by her own family’s WWI ties, and we’ll be having a very timely conversation with Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning –she’ll tell us about her powerful new book where she explains how discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear, resent, and resist the police; award winning author Anthony Doerr talks about his highly anticipated new novel, and Children’s Librarian Tracy Kampa is back to tell us about some new and noteworthy children’s books.
In this special episode of Real College Podcast reporter Isaac Maruyama takes the reins once again to bring you a breakdown of the election results! Coming up we have a look at which ballot measures passed, how ranked choice voting played out in the mayoral election, a look at each ward’s City Council election results, and a rundown of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park Board’s election results!
Ballot Measures- 0:37,
Mayoral Election- 6:43,
City Council- 10:04,
Board of Estimate of Taxation & Park Board- 25:56