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Yoko Vue, Podcast Reporter Intern

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Episode 84: Meet the new regents

Episode 84: Meet the new regents

April 1, 2021
In this episode, we talk to three of the four newly elected regents, including James Farnsworth, Kodi Verhalen and Ruth Johnson, about their backgrounds and goals for their six-year terms.
Episode 82: Activists spring to fight Line 3

Episode 82: Activists spring to fight Line 3

March 18, 2021
In this episode, we talk to Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, and University student and MN350 intern Karly Beaumont about their efforts to stop the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.
Episode 80: Students are graduating during a pandemic…again

Episode 80: Students are graduating during a pandemic…again

March 5, 2021
In this episode, we talk to a few students about their plans after graduation and how they’re feeling with commencement in less than three months. We also get insight from those who are working with students, including career counselors, university coordinators and recruiters, and speak with a 2020 graduate about his experience with virtual commencement last year.
Episode 78: Dr. Alexander’s Report

Episode 78: Dr. Alexander’s Report

February 19, 2021
In this episode, we dive into Dr. Cedric Alexander's Report to Strengthen UMPD Alignment with UMN Expectations. We speak with student groups about their meetings with Dr. Alexander, what they discussed, and what made it into the report. We also look at what issues the recommendations did not address and how students envision community-based influence.
Episode 76: COVID-19 hangouts

Episode 76: COVID-19 hangouts

February 4, 2021
In this episode, we speak with students about how they’re maintaining their friendships and spending time with others during the pandemic. Three students tell us about their experiences during the beginning of quarantine and now as they socialize in-person with their pods of friends.
Episode 74: Looking back on Trump's presidency

Episode 74: Looking back on Trump’s presidency

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

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 71: Substance use during the pandemic

Episode 71: Substance use during the pandemic

November 25, 2020
Reporters Ethan Quezada and Yoko Vue speak with a student and academic experts about substance use in relation to the pandemic.
Episode 70: The day after Election Day

Episode 70: The day after Election Day

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

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

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 66: What is 'community control' of the police — and who is calling for it?

Episode 66: What is ‘community control’ of the police — and who is calling for it?

October 15, 2020
In this episode, we interview two local groups who are advocating for “community control” of the police. Representatives from the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and the University of Minnesota’s Students for a Democratic Society talk about what community control is, what it would look like in action and where the idea came from.
Episode 64:  Protest to Progress

Episode 64: Protest to Progress

October 1, 2020
In this special episode, we share some highlights from a panel of young activists and organizers from the Minnesota Daily's First Amendment Celebration.