Joey Peters

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A cage match for a cause

The latest fundraiser for the Women of Nations shelter wasn’t your run-of-the-mill charity ball, unless your normal event features body slams, a ladder match and a 20-person battle royal. 

Liberian-American mayor makes history in tiny Hampton

On the day President Obama was elected, Hampton, Minn., resident Paye Flomo also made history as the nation’s first Liberian-American mayor. He talked about his experiences.

Teacher, coach and activist talks about politics and the classroom

Roy Magnuson is well known at Como High School in St. Paul as a longtime social studies teacher and coach. He’s also known for his political activity. We talked about how he got involved in politics and how it influences his classroom work.

One American Indian woman’s long fight to escape prostitution

A problem long hidden from public view, the commercial sexual exploitation of Indian women is getting new attention. Denise Ellis shares her 12-year struggle, which highlights some of the barriers and challenges to addressing the problem.