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Thai population polarized as Bangkok violence rages

Because of the political violence on Bangkok’s streets, a trip by 19 U of M students to a seminar in Thailand was canceled. Their professor provides context.
Related: Bangkok smolders day after crackdown on protesters

Journalist? ‘I don’t like the word’

NEW YORK — The New York Times media critic, former crack addict, cancer survivor and best-selling author, discusses his complicated relationship with the Twin Cities, why he relates to Sarah Palin and his latest addiction, the iPad.

Is our food supply at risk to a terror attack?

Homeland Security has granted $20 million to the University of Minnesota’s center for food protection. We talked to the center’s director about risks to our food supply.

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.