The Minnesota Daily

Episode 75: With $5 million grant, UMN seeks to change relationship with tribal nations

Episode 75: With $5 million grant, UMN seeks to change relationship with tribal nations

Megan Germundson and Ethan Quezada
January 28, 2021
The University of Minnesota will use grant money for the recently announced Minnesota Transform Initiative to examine their historical relationship with Minnesota’s tribal nations. The project will compile digital storytelling projects, research University/tribal relations and provide funding toward the school’s Ojibwe and Dakota language programs. In this episode, we spoke with faculty leaders on the project and the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council to learn more about the initiative and how it will mean for the University's relationship with the 11 tribal nations of Minnesota.
Episode 74: Looking back on Trump's presidency

Episode 74: Looking back on Trump’s presidency

Ava Kian and Yoko Vue
January 21, 2021
In this episode, we interview three students affiliated with various student advocacy organizations around the University of Minnesota. We talk to them about their lives and activism these past four years under the Trump administration. We also hear about what they want to see from President Biden, as they discuss the importance of their work for their futures.
Episode 73: Reflecting on an unprecedented year

Episode 73: Reflecting on an unprecedented year

Ethan Quezada and Yoko Vue
December 10, 2020
From work-life balance to spending their birthdays a bit differently than planned, students share how they have adjusted their lives to our current world.
Episode 72: University relations with the tribal nations of Minnesota

Episode 72: University relations with the tribal nations of Minnesota

Ava Kian, Megan Germundson, and Hana Ikramuddin
December 3, 2020
Megan and Ava team up with campus administration reporter Hana Ikramuddin to examine the current state of affairs between University of Minnesota leadership and the Tribal Nations of Minnesota following a letter from the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, which was sent to President Gabel and the Board of Regents over the summer.
Episode 71: Substance use during the pandemic

Episode 71: Substance use during the pandemic

Ethan Quezada and Yoko Vue
November 25, 2020
Reporters Ethan Quezada and Yoko Vue speak with a student and academic experts about substance use in relation to the pandemic.
In the Know Update

In the Know Update

Megan Palmer
November 19, 2020
The "In the Know" team is working on a podcast episode that is sensitive in nature. For that reason, we're taking a little bit more time to tell it accurately and respectfully. Stay tuned. 
Episode 70: The day after Election Day

Episode 70: The day after Election Day

Ava Kian, Megan Germnudson, and Yoko Vue
November 12, 2020
The "In The Know" team covers the post-election protest that shut down 1-94 last Wednesday.
Episode 69: The 2020 Election

Episode 69: The 2020 Election

Ava Kian, Megan Germundson, Yoko Vue, and
November 5, 2020
The "In The Know" team takes you through Election Day 2020 in the Twin Cities, from talking to voters during the day to covering the DFL and GOP results parties.
Episode 68: From celebration to structural support: new CEHD program aims to support Tribal College transfers

Episode 68: From celebration to structural support: new CEHD program aims to support Tribal College transfers

Yoko Vue and Megan Germnudson
October 29, 2020
At the first Indigenous Culture Week hosted by the Circle of Indigenous Nations at the University of Minnesota, celebrations and issues impacting the American Indian community were at the forefront of panel discussions. Speakers said that to fully feel supported at the University of Minnesota, American Indian students need tailored support and resources, much like a new program that is in the works within CEHD.
Episode 67: Medical racism

Episode 67: Medical racism

Ava Kian and Ethan Quezada
October 22, 2020
In this episode, we speak to leadership of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University’s School of Nursing and the Medical School.