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Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Rena Haus sings, plays and leads a trio. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Sept 1 from 10AM till 1PM. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her song writing. ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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British writer Rupert Thomson discusses his eleventh novel, NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU, shortlisted for the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award, t...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Democracy Collaborative logo
Here are some numbers that will make you think. Just 26 people – call them billionaires – own as much wealth as half the people on the planet. At t...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We’re use to hearing about how much humans have impacted the earth. Scientists have given a name for this period to recognize human dominance over ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: JC Sanford and Asuka Kikitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani lead Inatnas into Crooner’s Sunday night Jul 21. This is a big band playing music composed by JC and Asuka. When they...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Public discourse is at an all time low. Even without considering the political polarization of today, civility in public discourse is challenging.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Dean Hartley
We have entered a brand new era of persuasion. This is completely untested water’s. In a world of everything computer, a world where our household ...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andreas Wagner
Diversity is the product of nature’s creativity. It also turns out that creativity in nature and culture follow very similar fundamental principles.

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Martin Schoenhals
Hierarchies are deeply embedded in human societies. They are so much a part of our being they’re hardly given a second thought. Status is sought af...

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  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Roger S. Gottlieb
Here’s the conundrum: a good person doesn’t knowingly create devastation and suffering. Yet, that is exactly what we’re doing with our environment....

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  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Sound Simulacra Poster, Credit: Darwin Grosse
Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapoli...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lee McIntyre
Science deniers and attacks on science are more prevalent today. Interestingly, America leads the world in the sheer number of people who have cont...

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  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Professor Ed Hess
America is set to lose tens of millions of job in the next 15 years. Some of the best research today estimates that one half of all U.S. jobs will ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl
Over the past decade many low and middle income white American’s have thrown their support to conservative politicians. The claim is to make Americ...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jonathan D. Karmel
America’s workers are experiencing another setback in workplace safety. The Trump Administration is blocking a rule that requires most employers to...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The prison experience reflected in poetry and music.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:54
Caption: Dr. Jennifer Harvey
America is one of the most racially diverse nations in the world. We’re also a country full of racial tension. These conflicting truths make it esp...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jerry Ashton
Nearly 2-million people will be declaring bankruptcy this year. It’s not because they are careless with their expenses. The cause is unpaid medical...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Professor Peter L.P. Simpson
Illiberalism. Now that’s a word you just don’t hear very often. If it sounds like a play on liberalism, you’re right. It’s the lack, or even oppos...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Steven Levitsky
Democracies around the world are struggling. Autocratic regimes are on the rise. Now, America’s democratic structures are showing signs of stress.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
Zeitgeist, the St Paul new music group presents Yohannes Tona’s music and poetry reflecting on Yonannes’ journey from Ethiopia to the United States...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert E. Friedman
The financial crash of 2008 hit middle and working class families especially hard. They are still struggling.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Jason Stanley
When the people of a country become severely divided, it becomes easier for power to fall into the iron grip of fascism. All it takes is well-desig...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1