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AALF believes that telling our stories is crucial to the success of the African American community. Through our podcast and community engagement work we’re raising the profiles of champions in our community, celebrating our successes, and addressing the challenges we face. By listening to our weekly program, becoming a network contributor and participating in our convenings, you’re helping to re-shape the narrative around Black lives and the Black experience. The podcast also airs on KMOJ Su ...
 
Do you want to build a success romantic relationship and date better? Touch me there is a relationship talk with me, Jhonviere StPaul, a dating and relationship expert. If you have questions such as: how do I make my relationship last beyond a year? How to fix a relationship that is drifting apart? How to bring back the spark? Can I really fall back in love with my husband? How can I strengthen my relationship, then is this the podcast for you! Learn dating tips to date better to make him or ...
 
Edina-SW Minneapolis ADVICE GIVERS (R) shines a spotlight on the thought leaders and entrepreneurs in Edina, Minnesota. These men and women are problem solvers for their business and community, and freely share their journey with host Tim Murphy.
 
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Andrew McGill (1840-1905), our tenth governor, served one tumultuous term in office after 13 years as state insurance commissioner. Because of divisions in the Republican Party and the strength of his main opponent, Alonzo Ames, he won by only 2600 votes in the election of 1886. After a moderately successful two years as governor, the Republican Pa…
 
In January and the rest of our long winter, many of our Minnesota birds are not here...where do they go and what are they doing? To give us some perspective on our missing birds of the winter season, Leonal Chavez, a coffee farmer in Honduras, talks with Angela and Brandon about dedicating his land to bird conservation.…
 
Dr. Sushma Reddy, Bell Museum's Breckenridge Chair of Ornithology, discusses what it is like managing the Bell Museum's 46,000+ bird specimens, new advances in science that has allowed the relationships between bird species to be better understood, and why the dinosaurs are not actually extinct.By Three Rivers Park District
 
Zack Mohlis from the Three Rivers History Team joins us to talk about the history of birding in Minnesota, why a state geologist led the research on birds in the 1800's, how dead birds in the mail helped science, and his favorite lines of poetry, we mean scientific writing, from the state birds report.…
 
Kick off Season 4 as Brandon and Angela discuss what birding means to them, talk to Kim Nowicki of Eastman Nature Center and John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife, about Three Rivers Park District's Big Year of the Bird, and they discuss why birds are a good gateway to the outdoors.By Three Rivers Park District
 
Vocalist, Emmy Award-winning actor, motivational speaker, emcee, auctioneer, community organizer, arts educator, and committed volunteer, T Mychael Rambo spreads some cheer and hope through his story of being homeless, sitting on the bench outside of the Ordway theatre in St Paul MN, watching people come and go to being an actor on the stage at the…
 
Mr. James Dallas, a man of faith, seasoned executive, and agent of change in large domestic and international corporate settings, helps people navigate their lives in the face of daunting circumstances. James shares details with host Dr. Sylvia Bartley about how he evolved from a young man who grew up in the segregated south with an inferiority com…
 
John Pillsbury, a Republican, served three terms as governor of Minnesota, from January 1876 to January 1882. An immigrant from New Hampshire, Pillsbury made a fortune in the grain milling business, in the company that still carries his name. He also had a strong commitment to public life. Serving in the state senate from St. Anthony, Pillsbury was…
 
We often think of Greek constellations when we look at the sky, but every culture had their own constellations and stories. James Knutson-Kolodzne and Jessica Heim of Native Skywatchers join us to share Indigenous star and earth knowledge, explain what Native Skywatchers is, and give resources so you can learn more about Dakota and Ojibwe constella…
 
Join Angela and Brandon as they explore how the final frontier, space, impacts the animals in Three Rivers Parks. From moths orbiting the light outside your house, to dung beetles setting course with the Milky Way, open your hailing frequencies, set your course for the second star on the right, and engage the podcast as we explore the night sky.…
 
Host Dr. Sylvia Bartley sits down with Kim Nelson, retired Senior Vice President of External Relations for General Mills Inc, President of the General Mills Foundation, and Independent Board Director at Colgate-Palmolive, Cummins Inc., and Tate & Lyle, to learn about Kim’s career journey from an assistant Marketing Manager to the highest-ranking Bl…
 
As Danielle Steer of Lunar Startups reminded us: Prince knew the revolution would start here. From social justice to startups, it starts here, with us. We talk with Danielle about the importance of individual action and how new ideas about funding can improve inclusion in tech and entrepreneurship. Danielle talks about how Lunar Startups works with…
 
Raul Velaquez joins us to share his immigration story. Originally from Colombia, he came to Minnesota to study engineering. He now works for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to design better roads. Hear how his connections to the land influenced his choices. A special thank you to Green Card Voices for connecting us with Dr. Raul Velaquez…
 
Professor Dalma Martinovic immigrated to Minnesota from Croatia in 1996. Join us as she shares why she moved to Minnesota, her experiences here, and how our parks differ from parks back in Croatia. A special thank you to Green Card Voices for connecting us with Professor Martinovic.By Three Rivers Park District
 
Join us as Jayne Becker, from our history interpretation team, starts our conversation on neighbors by telling us about immigrants from Switzerland who settled in the area that is now Elm Creek Park Reserve. Their immigration story started in the 1850s, after Native Americans were forced from the land and the U.S. Government made it available for p…
 
Possessing little more than a drive to be a success, 21-year-old Lucius F. Hubbard reached Red Wing in spring 1857. Unimposing in size and stature, the clean-shaven, boyish New York-born newcomer appeared a long shot to make it on the rugged Minnesota frontier. But by age 30, Hubbard was a celebrated American Civil War hero, rising from the rank of…
 
Kellen Rashad Nins, attendance liaison at Central High School and creator and founder of the Uposit.me app and social media, discusses positivity in our lives, and boldly recounts his personal journey through the criminal justice system as a confused young man, and how it impacted his drive to help kids stay positive and navigate the world.…
 
In Minnesota, only 24% of African American households own their home, compared with 77% of white households. Dondi Edwards, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Lending, joins Dr. Bartley to talk about the history of home ownership in America, including practices like racial covenants and redlining. Dondi discusses the initiative he is leading i…
 
Minnesota’s seventh governor, Cushman Davis, served only one term from 1874 to 1876 during which most of the state recovered from the Panic of 1873. Highlights of his time in office include amending the state’s constitution to allow women to vote in school board elections and serve on the boards; establishing (and a year later abolishing) a railroa…
 
Grant Armour- Recreation Program Specialist from our Outdoor Recreation School talks to us about how the greatest threat in nature is ourselves. Grant discusses the importance of knowing your boundaries and recognizing when you are in a growth state or panic state when trying recreational activities. He gives tips on how to evaluate activities in n…
 
John Moriarty, Senior Wildlife Manager, talks to us about whether we have anything to fear in our parks. We discuss what, if any animals pose threats to us in Three River's Parks; how perceived lack of control makes humans pretty bad at judging potential threats, and steps you can take in our parks to remain safe.…
 
Bill Walker, Historical Programs Supervisor, joins us to give a European historical perspective on fear of nature. Why did early American settlers fear the wilderness? Was Thoreau talking about wilderness at Walden's Pond, or something else? How did Manifest Destiny play into American's fear of nature?…
 
Host Dr. Sylvia Bartley sits down with Dr. Lonnie Johnson in his Research and Development building in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Johnson is an inventor and entrepreneur. He is well known for his invention of the Super Soaker®, which became the number one selling toy in America and the Јоhnѕоn Тhеrmоеlесtrіс Еnеrgу Соnvеrtеr (ЈТЕС), аn еngіnе thаt соnvеr…
 
Statistics show Black women and their babies have worse health outcomes than their white peers. In this episode, Dr. Sylvia Bartley welcomes Dr. Kristin Oates, OBGYN at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics, Terra Cole Brown, Executive Director at Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation, and Shakita Thomas Kpetay from Remnants of Hope Coaching and Cons…
 
According to the CDC, 1-in-5 Americans will experience mental health illness in a given year, 1-in-25 Americans live with a serious mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression, and according to the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, 1-in-8 Covid Patients are diagnosed with a first-time mental illness like anxiety and depression…
 
Civil rights icon Dr. Josie R. Johnson, author of "Hope in Struggle: A Memoir," reflects with host Dr. Sylvia Bartley about the civil rights era of today compared to the early civil rights movement. As we live through COVID, racial reckoning, and natural disasters, Dr. Johnson shares her hopes and fears for our children and community. Dr. Johnson q…
 
The US Dakota War of 1862 was a unique event in Minnesota history. In his recent book, Massacre in Minnesota, the eminent historian Gary Clayton Anderson calls it “the most violent ethnic conflict in American history.” It was a calamity that we Minnesotans are still trying to deal with today. One of the remarkable things about it is that all six of…
 
We are joined by Shawn Howard, Nursery Operations Supervisor, and Paul Kortebein, Senior Manager of Horticulture and Forestry to discuss how the park district raises and plants several thousand native trees and shrubs a year and the challenges of starting a native nursery back in 1970 that is still helping to restore forests in all of our parks.…
 
Whoa, we back, folks! This is our first episode in 10ish months and we plan to deliver these to you every other week now going forward. Dan, Jer and Scott gathered in Jer's basement and talked Val Kilmer documentary, Woodstock 99, Wild and Parise/Suter offseason stuff, Jack Morris cancel-gate, Foreign War and Delta media fun, youth baseball camps a…
 
Public safety is an issue on the minds of many with the surge in violence and gun homicides during the pandemic. Dr. Sylvia Bartley moderates a conversation with Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and Minneapolis Councilmembers Jeremiah Ellison and Phillipe Cunningham about public safety in Minneapolis. They discuss what has cha…
 
Three Minnesota Superintendents, Dr. Kim Hiel, Dr. Theresa Battle, and Superintendent Lisa Sayles-Adams, join Dr. Sylvia Bartley to discuss how we can keep our kids safe as they return to class, the challenges of the Delta Variant, and what is being done to protect children.By The African American Leadership Forum
 
Dr. Sylvia Bartley sits down with Audra Robinson (founder and CEO of Rocky Robinson) and Kenya McKnight (President and CEO of Black Women's Wealth Alliance). They discuss the accomplishments, resiliency, and challenges that Black entrepreneurs have seen over the last year and how Black women are forging the way for themselves and future leaders."…
 
Looking for a job is awful. It's a broken system and makes us feel bad. It’s no picnic on the hiring side - matching a job description to the cold data of a resume doesn’t let either side tell their story. Enter Matt Decuir and Invisible Network - what started as an experiment on Twitter became a way for a job seeker to find the right job for them …
 
Mike Davis (MN DNR) and Olivia Poelmann (Graduate Student at Clemson SC) join us to talk about how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are studying mussels, the impacts humans currently have on them, and some of the successes they have had restoring species, including endangered ones.By Three Rivers Park District
 
The second of four Minnesota governors from St. Peter, Horace Austin was the state’s first governor to directly confront the increased power of railroads, the state’s most powerful business force. Noted for being honest and straight forward, Austin succeeded in regulating their rates after being reelected in 1871 to a second term by promising to “S…
 
On this week's episode, Dr. Sylvia Bartley has a conversation with North Minneapolis native, Houston White. Mr. White is an entrepreneur and community leader who has dedicated his life to uplifting the Black community. Listen in to hear about "H. White Men's Room", his Black Excellence clothing brand, and a conversation about the importance of a st…
 
Host Dr. Sylvia Bartley interviews the Musical Director of the three times Grammy award-winning The Sounds of Blackness. Gary shares the history of the Sounds of Blackness, their purpose, successes, and what keeps him grounded to produce some of the most inspiring, uplifting music of all times.By The African American Leadership Forum
 
What will it take to end the pandemic and what are the reasons for vaccine hesitancy? Dr. Sylvia Bartley welcomes Dr. Zeke J McKinney MD, Occupational Medicine Specialist at Health Partners, Park Nicollet, Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at UCare Minnesota, and Registered Nurse for Infection Preve…
 
John is a farm kid from North Dakota who found his way to software development. And not long after that, he discovered the importance of being an ally and advocate. His allyship journey began when he had two interns, one was a man, the other a woman - and he could see, right in front of him, how they were treated differently. It was then that he st…
 
Jerry Jennissen's farmland includes the ditch that is the official start of the Crow River. Any action he takes on his farm has a direct impact on the entire Crow River. He talks about his experience with the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, why farming sustainably is important to him, and Angela gets to discuss how Jerry…
 
Brad Redlin, Manager of the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture talks about how it is a team effort between his department and farmers to improve water quality around Minnesota. Brad Redlin explains how the Water Quality Certification works and how it is helping farmers navigate cha…
 
Join us as we explore the third river in Three Rivers - The Crow. Dan Nadeu joins us from Wright Soil and Water Conservation District. He explains why the Crow used to be called "the armpit of the Mississippi" and how the partnerships he has with farmers along the Crow River are integral to improve its water quality.…
 
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