General News

  • A large crowd gathered in downtown Minneapolis last night to mourn Minnesota’s own music legend, Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince died yesterday. Specific details are still emerging. People reacted to the news with shock – many were affected on a personal level.  Heart-broken and distraught, I heard the news and like many others thought it was a hoax.

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  • Mujeres de Juarez will use a local theatre as a space to examine, reflect on, and speak about the femicides taking place in Juárez, Mexico.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 20th as she talks with William S. Yellow Robe, Jr, Assiniboine. He is a nationally recognized playwright, who began his theater career as an actor. When noting the small number of roles for Native Americans, he wrote his own plays, to give Native actors more to bring to the stage. He confronts major issues like tribal autonomy, identity politics, and the historical legacy of Indian/white relations.
     
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  • The City of Lakes Chorus has been dazzling audiences in the Minneapolis / St.

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  • Sarah Deer is an American lawyer, a professor of law at William Mitchell College, and a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She advocates for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Native American communities. She delivered a talk at the Hubert H.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, April 6th. Her guests are Kate Beane and Carly Bad Heart Bull. They will discuss the Bde Maka Ska name restoration and plans to get to the next phase of the process. They are both on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Master plan of Calhoun and Harriet Lakes.
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  • Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman announced his decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis. The incident, investigation, and community response has increased tension between the Minneapolis Police Dept. and some Minneapolis residents. K.C. Harrison attended the public meeting and Rico Morales attended the rally where hundreds of people gathered and marched in the streets to show their disappointment with officials and to support each other.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, March 23rd. Her guest is Janice LaFloe (Turtle Mountain, ND), founder and Primary Guide of the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St.
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  • A large crowd filled the Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill in St. Paul, MN to begin a morning filled with special speakers including legislators, religious leaders, recovering addicts, and those with former felony convictions.

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  • International Women's Day 2016 was a great success. If you didn't get a chance to hear every programmed that aired over our 24 hour celebration, you can listen here! 

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