Twin Cities PBS President Jim Pagliarini and event moderator Toussaint Morrison spoke with David Gillette about the deleted event recording uncovered by a recent MPR News story, the reasons why this story played out publicly and their hopes for what will happen next.


Minnesota is home to some of the nation’s worst racial disparities, but why? Perhaps there are some clues the state’s history of enforcing racist, restrictive real estate covenants in the early 20th century. While these covenants were eliminated in the 1960s, they continue to have ripple effects today, issues that are explored in the Minnesota Experience documentary Jim Crow of the North.

A partnership between Rewire and PBS Digital Studios, the YouTube series “America From Scratch” examines thought-provoking civic issues through the lens of a singular question: If we could build “America from scratch” today, what would it look like?” Check out the series, which is hosted by Toussant Morrison.