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

Counter Stories

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

Most Recent Episodes

Counter Stories: Call me by my name

In this edition of Counter Stories the team looks at why people struggle to pronounce unfamiliar names and the effect on those whose names are regularly butchered.

Counter Stories: A look at the college admissions scandal

The Counter Stories hosts discuss race, privilege and college in the wake of Operation Varsity Blues.

Counter Stories: The migrant caravan

In this episode of Counter Stories, the team discusses the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S., as well as concerns about voter suppression ahead of next month's midterm elections.

Counter Stories: Trump's proposed immigration rule and the Kavanaugh hearings

How is the Trump administration's proposed new immigration rule affecting immigrants in Minnesota? And what do last week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh mean for women and people of color in America?

Counter Stories: Trump's proposed immigration rule and the Kavanaugh hearings

Counter Stories: The Serena Williams cartoon and the shooting of Botham Jean

Counter Stories is our regular conversation about race, identity and social justice.

Counter Stories: The Serena Williams cartoon and the shooting of Botham Jean

Counter Stories: 'Crazy Rich Asians'

In the latest edition of Counter Stories, our regular conversation about race, identity and social justice, the group discusses the hit movie.

Counter Stories: Police who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges

Counter Stories is our regular conversation on MPR News by people of color—for people of color, and everyone else.

Counter Stories: Should people of color need to prove they are Americans?

Why do people of color constantly have to field questions about where they are from? Why isn't America an acceptable answer? And what does it mean to be an American anyway?

Counter Stories: Should people of color need to prove they are Americans?

Counter Stories react to Trump's immigration policy

Counter Stories react to President Trump "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which led to parents and children being separated at the U.S border.

Counter Stories: How should corporations react to racism?

In this episode, Counter Stories hosts take a look at how corporations handle race and racism.

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