30 episodes

We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes

Counter Stories MPR

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes

    Change Through Legislation Pt. 2

    Change Through Legislation Pt. 2

    In our second installment, Rep. Ruth Richardson returns to highlight some of the initiatives she led and continues to lead at the Minnesota House of Representatives this past season.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Change through Legislation pt. 1

    Change through Legislation pt. 1

    In our newest series, the Counter Stories crew talks with Minnesota Representative Ruth Richardson about her journey to the House and the passing of one of her bills: Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act.

    • 56 min
    Intentional Trauma: Indian Boarding Schools

    Intentional Trauma: Indian Boarding Schools

    The crew digs into another element of Indigenous trauma: boarding schools. More and more bodies of children sent to these boarding schools are being discovered, shedding more light on the intentional erasing of Indigenous language and culture.

    • 54 min
    Keeping the Culture?

    Keeping the Culture?

    Communities of color often navigate questions of membership and authenticity within our communities. In this episode, the crew tackles the nuance of cultural membership in their respective communities. What does it mean to be a card-carrying member within communities of color? And how do we hold on to that which is most sacred and recognizable to us as our cultural community’s shift?

    • 1 hr
    Our Relations: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Pt. 2

    Our Relations: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Pt. 2

    On our first in-person show in over a year, the crew traveled to the Mille Lacs Band of Obijwe Reservation. The guests on this deep and emotional show share their first hand experiences around missing and murdered Indigenous women. Follow Missy Whiteman on Instagram for more of her work: @missy_whiteman

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Reckoning for Juneteenth

    A Reckoning for Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is officially a national holiday in the US. All this happening while groups throughout the country try to ban critical race theory in schools. We dig into just some of the nuances of this topic on this week’s Counter Stories.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

onekatia ,

Needed Voices

I adore this podcast and look forward to each segment. Hosts provide unique lenses and needed voices on current events. I’m grateful for this offering!

carolyn 2020 ,

Best discussion

A history lesson we all need to here. Reparations that have been paid over the years

Michelle Cohrene ,

Very important conversations

The voices and topics on this show are vital contributions to current events conversations today, from people who are often sidelined. Having a token white guy makes for a really interesting and reflective dynamic too.

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