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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday May 24, as they talk with Audrey Thayer, Ph.D. and Professor Colette Hyman about new research they are doing on the history of women’s roles in the establishment of Native communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor at Noon today as they talk with MIGIZI President and CEO Elaine Salinas about the 40-year history of the organization and its contributions to the American Indian community. The program is part of FIRST PERSON RADIO’S special focus on Minnesota’s American Indian Month 2017. MIGIZI Communications was founded in 1977.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Friday May 12 at Noon for a special Indian Month edition of FIRST PERSON RADIO and their guest Lea Foushee.  Ms. Foushee was appointed in 2016 to serve a three-year term to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group. She co-founded the North American Water Office in 1982 and serves as its Environmental Justice Director.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 9 am as they talk with Rhiana Yazzie, Navajo playwright, producer, director, artistic director, and actor based in Minnesota. She is a 2016/2017 Playwrights’ Center McKnight Fellow, a two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow (2010/2011 and 2006/2007) and was a Playwrights’ Center Core Member for three years. This continues this month's celebration of American Indian Month in Minnesota.
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  • Once in a generation a scientist comes along who tells a new story about why we are sick and how we can heal.
    Dr. David Ludwig is that scientist.
    Forget everything you’ve been taught about dieting. In Always Hungry?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don’t work, and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great.
    For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn’t make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12 noon for a special Indian Month in Minnesota program featuring Jewell Arcoren and children’s Dakota and Ojibwe songs. She is the program director for Wicoie Nandagikendan and is committed to language revitalization.  She is also looking more closely at the correlations between language revitalization and community well being.
  • This year Turtle Island Voices Rising will feature Native American guests on Wednesdays and Fridays, all during the month of May. Here is the guest line up for this year, in observance of American Indian Month in Minnesota. Listen in!


  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Kate Beane about the Dakota Truth telling gathering on May 4th to 7th at Fort Snelling at Bdote, St. Paul, MN. The event gives this description, “On May 4th of 1863, Dakota people who had been imprisoned at a concentration camp below Fort Snelling at Bdote were taken by steamboat and exiled from Minnesota Makhioche.
  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, April 26th as they talk with Pauline Danforth and Raul Aguilar from the University of Minnesota about this year’s higher education graduation.  The event has been held annually since 1986. This year notes the passing of two founding members of the committee: Gordon Regguinti and W. Roger Buffalohead.
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  • Sisters’ Camelot is a 20 year old 501c3 nonprofit that has been gifting free food to communities throughout the Twin Cities.

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