MPR News with Angela Davis Conversations about life in Minnesota and how the state is changing.
MPR News with Angela Davis

MPR News with Angela Davis

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Conversations about life in Minnesota and how the state is changing.

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Impact of gun violence on communities and on police officers

The job of a police officer has never been easy, but in the last few years it seems to have grown increasingly more difficult. There's growing concern in law enforcement that responding to traumatic calls without mental health support can take a toll on officers' well-being. Angela Davis led a conversation about about the effect police work has on the officers who do it and on the communities they police.

Hennepin Sheriff Dave Hutchinson faces a test

Last Saturday, police shot and killed Brian Quinones in Richfield after he ran a red light and led officers on a chase. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting. The episode has emerged as a test of the new sheriff, David Hutchinson, who took office after defeating an entrenched incumbent in Rich Stanek. He spoke with host Angela Davis.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes the stage in her third Democratic debate

Host Angela Davis asked Hamline professor David Schultz for his take on Thursday night's debate. He teaches political science.

Counter Stories react to 3 shootings that left 3 dead

The Counter Stories team looks at the impact gun violence has on families and the community.

How to make workplaces inclusive for introverts

In a world that encourages and champions people who are social and outgoing, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Two self-described introverts talk about the talents they bring and how workspaces can better accommodate them.

Minnesota health officials warn against vaping

Six people in the U.S. have died of injuries allegedly related to vaping.The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a connection between severe lung injuries and e-cigarette use.

Minnesota wine and spirits? You betcha.

Minnesota has always had grapes and grain. Now distilleries and wineries are putting those crops to use in interesting ways. Angela Davis led a conversation about the state's growing wine and spirits industries.

Let's bring menopause out of the shadows

Millions of women struggle with the symptoms of menopause - hot flashes, weight gain, sleep disturbance - but rarely talk about it publicly. Angela Davis sat down for a conversation about what happens to a woman's body in the years around menopause, and what women can do about it.

Should your high school student take a gap year?

Even though Malia Obama did it, and schools like Harvard and Princeton encourage it, only about 3 percent of American students take a gap year. But interest in the idea is growing.

Navigating gender identity at school

Schools are navigating how to talk to students and families about gender — including identity, pronouns, and bathrooms. How can we create a healthy and inclusive environment for all students? A pediatrician specializing in gender health and teacher-turned-advocate share their advice.

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