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Coronavirus: A Gap in America's Childcare System

Coronavirus: A Gap in America’s Childcare System

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor June 28, 2020

Across the country, healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line going to work each day. But a lot of healthcare workers are also parents. And with schools closed, many of them don't have...

Mourners join hands outside of North Central University, where a memorial for George Floyd was held on June 4th. Photo by Kori Suzuki '21.

Voices from George Floyd’s Funeral

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor June 9, 2020

They’re not household names. But for protestors from Minneapolis and Saint Paul, their calls for justice are a familiar sound. -- Some places to donate: We Love Lake Street Reclaim the...

President Brian Rosenberg. Photo by Kori Suzuki '21.

A Final Interview with Brian Rosenberg

Kori Suzuki May 10, 2020

For 17 years, he’s been the president of Macalester. This year, he’s stepping down. A final interview with Brian Rosenberg. Guests: Brian Rosenberg, President of Macalester College Further...

Coronavirus, Part 3: Social Distancing

Coronavirus, Part 3: Social Distancing

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor April 5, 2020

Across the country, states are ordering people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Two weeks ago, Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz issued an executive order that people need to stay inside...

Coronavirus, Part 2: The Coming Recession

Coronavirus, Part 2: The Coming Recession

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor March 26, 2020

Across the world, the pandemic has brought economic activity to a halt. In the last week, the stock market has crashed. Local businesses have been forced to close. And in the US, more than three million...

Coronavirus, Part 1: Why Fighting the Virus Depends on You

Coronavirus, Part 1: Why Fighting the Virus Depends on You

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor March 22, 2020

In the last three months, the rapid spread of the coronavirus has overloaded hospitals, forced borders to close, and killed thousands as countries struggle to slow it down. In the coming weeks, we’ll...

2020: Minnesota's New Presidential Primary

2020: Minnesota’s New Presidential Primary

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor February 27, 2020

For the first time in 60 years, Minnesota lawmakers are changing the rules for the state's presidential primary. Less than a week before the vote, some of those rules are still being written. Guests:...

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor February 6, 2020

College athletics is a $14 billion dollar-industry, but student athletes have never been paid. Now, California says that should change. How the state's Fair Pay to Play Act could remake college athletics across...

Climate Change, Part 3: What You Can Do

Climate Change, Part 3: What You Can Do

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor December 5, 2019

We all play a part in contributing to climate change. And we can all play a part in stopping it. The big question is how to do that. This is part three of our series on the climate crisis: What you can...

Groveland: Climate Change, Part 2: What We Talk About When We Talk About the Environment

Groveland: Climate Change, Part 2: What We Talk About When We Talk About the Environment

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor November 22, 2019

A lot of people think about climate change as a universal issue. But it's also a civil rights issue—and that's something the mainstream environmental movement is starting to recognize. This is part two...

Groveland: How renaming failed at the University of Minnesota

Groveland: How renaming failed at the University of Minnesota

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor October 31, 2019

A white supremacist former president. A building named after him. The question of whether or not to keep that name. This is the story of Neill Hall here at Macalester. But it’s also the story...

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Groveland: Climate Change, Part 1: What You Need to Know

Kori Suzuki, Media Editor September 27, 2019

Hundreds of demonstrations around the world led by students. Days later, an urgent UN summit in New York. Both with one focus. This is part one of three episodes on the climate emergency: What you need...

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