After a summer of protests surrounding issues of police brutality and civil rights, the University of Minnesota is starting off the school year by bringing in an expert to review safety and equity on campus and in the UMPD. In this episode we interviewed Dr. Cedric L. Alexander, the civic leader, trained clinical psychologist and former police chief appointed to conduct the assessment.
What does systemic racism look like? In this episode, we look at how housing discrimination in theory and in practice in the Twin Cities contributes to the dramatic racial disparities in Minneapolis. We also look at how the development of the interstate system in the Twin Cities unfairly targeted communities of color with the help of biased federal regulations and housing practices.
How is race acknowledged in court? And what can we expect as the George Floyd case heads toward trial? In this episode, we look at the criminal justice system and talk to legal professionals to get some perspective on how police brutality is dealt with in the courts.
George Floyd’s killing triggered massive protests and renewed conversation about police brutality. Reporter Nat Jacobwith takes a look at the history and instances of police brutality by Minneapolis and St. Paul police.
As civil unrest explodes across the Twin Cities in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, UMN students take to the streets around campus to demand action and accountability from the University and city police.
Episode 57: How the pandemic changed University life, plus an interview with College Jeopardy! champion Nibir Sarma
In the final episode of the 2020 spring semester, all three reporters of "In the Know" examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped the lives of students, reflect on their favorite stories of the year and discuss how students have gathered around one student after he won College Jeopardy!
A couple of University professors talk about how to maintain a healthy relationship during a pandemic, whether miles apart or stuck in the same apartment.
The switch from in-person to online classes has been challenging for students with learning differences like dyslexia, ADHD and autism.
Reporter Megan Palmer interviews three student workers who have continued in their professions after Gov. Walz's 'stay-at-home' order.
More than a decade before COVID-19 came to the University of Minnesota, the School of Public Health was planning how to respond to an outbreak.