Ray Menard visited Africa in 2008 and came to the realization that traditional aid to developing countries, while well intentioned, wasn’t working. He came up with Cheetah Development as “better way than handouts.”
Jim Lehrer, anchor of the “NewsHour” on PBS, talks about what it’s like to moderate a presidential debate, and other topics.
Jim Lehrer, anchor of the “NewsHour” on PBS, visited Minnesota this weekend and talked about the news business. First of two reports.
Ever wondered what goes on backstage at the Guthrie Theater before the play starts? Local actor Bob Davis takes us on a rare video tour of the theater building just before a performance of “Macbeth.” Last of three parts.
In the second video of the series, Bob Davis, who plays the Thane of Rosse in the Guthrie Theater’s current production of “Macbeth,” shares his love for playing Shakespeare.
Part one: An actor’s life: Making a living in the Twin Cities
I first met Bob Davis in the mid-’90s when I taught two of his sons at Windom School in Minneapolis. We reconnected recently and I realized that he and his wife have raised their three sons and put them through college on a local actor’s salary.
International organizations and big-name entertainers are raising millions for relief efforts in Haiti, but there are also many smaller-scale fundraisers.
Bernadeia Johnson, the Minneapolis school district’s only candidate for superintendent, outlined her vision for the city’s schools Monday night in the first of three events scheduled to introduce her to the public.
Steve Ramgren, a teacher at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, traveled to Zambia in 2008 and toured poverty stricken areas with high rates of HIV and AIDS.
Pastor Luis Alvarenga of First Lutheran Church in St. Paul uses television as part of his ministry.
One year after federal agents arrested 389 workers at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, the community is “holding our collective breath,” said Maryn Olson, local coordinator of the Postville Response Coalition.
POSTVILLE, IOWA — One year after 900 federal agents entered a meatpacking plant in this small town and conducted the largest immigration raid in U.S. history, Postville has yet to recover.
Fleeing Bhutan last year, Krishna Humagai and his wife, Nar mya, are happy to be in Minnesota. Their smiles are frequent, but their faces also reflect the hard times they’ve seen.
Aba Hamilton Dolo of Coon Rapids might have some tough decisions to make next month. Washington Yonly, who lives in Brooklyn Park, is anxious about his future as well. Both face deportation to their home country of Liberia.
Several of the estimated 250 protesters outside Sunday’s gathering in support of Israel’s actions in Gaza share their views of the issues. Also, a video history lesson on Gaza.
An overflow crowd packed the Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park yesterday afternoon to listen to Minnesota political and religious leaders speak in support of Israel’s recent actions in Gaza.
From the moment Maria (Lizette Gomez Vega) is summoned by angels while in line at Torilleria La Perla in the food court of El Mercado Central, it’s obvious this is not going to be a traditional telling of the Nativity story.
The early 1990s were a terrible time in Somalia. When Minneapolis residents Mohamed Hassan and Gandi Mohamed fled in 1991, the country was in turmoil. They say it’s worse today as chaos reigns.
The list of Smith College alums is impressive. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Barbara Bush, Julia Child, Molly Ivins, Yolanda King, Sylvia Plath, Margaret Mitchell, Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Nancy Reagan are just a few of the notables.
Caroline Wanga knows what it feels like to not fit in. When she came to Roseville from Kenya at age 10, few of her schoolmates looked like her and none of them spoke with the kind of accent she had.