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Why This Muslim Doctor Is Taking A Break from Rural America

  Just two years ago, Dr. Ayaz Virji, an acclaimed bariatric specialist, made headlines from his home in rural Minnesota. The chief doctor at the local...

Junauda Petrus-Nasah Creates a World of Radical Whimsy in Her Art

For Junauda Petrus-Nasah, our world is at a critical creative moment. Though Junauda’s work has long revolved around her vision for racial equity, she...
Alberder Gillespie outside the state capitol

Motivated by Racism, One Black Woman Plans to Change Minnesota Politics

Alberder Gillespie sat on a bench outside of the Minnesota State Capitol and told me how she left the South to experience a new...

Chamindika Wanduragala Creates Wonderment in Puppetry and Stop Motion

  I’m a multidisciplinary artist building a world full of characters that are sometimes human, sometimes anthropomorphic creatures that exist in a space between dream...

Professional Sports Boycott or Strike?

  Back by popular demand - because our viewers demanded it - Professor Lanier Holt from The Ohio State University, formerly a reporter for the...

Why Do So Many Minnesotans Experience Food Insecurity?

Whether they live in the city, a suburb, or Greater Minnesota, nearly one in eight Minnesotans is affected by hunger, proving that issues of...

Addressing Food Insecurity in Minnesota Takes a Village

The first three pages in the Minnesota Department of Health's Food Access report are stark, revealing that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is lacking...

What’s Happening on the Front Lines of Food Justice?

In the early 1900s, formerly enslaved Black Americans and their descendants owned 14 million acres of land. A century later, 80 percent of this property has been lost. The overall...

How Do You Talk to a Therapist About Racism?

Imagine a tightness spreading across your chest. Your heart rate surges. Thoughts and images of the most recent police killings of Black people play...

Two Students Examine the History of Redlining in Education

The Minnesota Experience National History Day Prize recognizes excellence in documentary filmmaking that revolves around the state's history. In this prize category, students created...