Optimistic Dean Phillips speaks at Brooklyn Park Town Hall

When Dean Phillips announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, he promised, if elected, to host frequent town halls in the district. Phillips held his fifth town hall meeting on Nov. 23, 2019, at the Brooklyn Park Technical College. About 200 people joined him in the auditorium. The first question was on impeachment and subsequent questions covered a range of constituents concerns.

Minnesota loses one dairy farmer every day

On May 7, the Civc Buzz of the Minneapolis League of Women Voters had two speakers discussing, “The Urban/Rural Struggle for a Sustainable Future.” Both speakers, Meg Moynihan and Amanda Babcock, discussed the challenges of running a farm, whether it be in rural Minnesota or an urban landscape. Watch the livestreamed discussion here. Story and video by Bill Sorem.

Peace Lovers Celebrate 20 Years on the Peace Bridge

Peace Lovers Celebrate 20 Years on the Peace Bridge from The UpTake on Vimeo. For 20 years peace advocates have gathered on the Peace Bridge, the Lake Street Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the two cities. Every Wednesday for 20 years, rain snow or shine, they have gathered on this bridge. On June 25, 1991, the Twin Cities designated this site as the, “Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge.” April 1999 saw a small group of peace advocates starting the Wednesday tradition with flags and banners and 20 years of quiet pleas for peace continued. April 24, 2019 about 200 activists, many of them aging, took to the bridge to continue the quest for peace.

Reversing the Legacy of Racial Inequity

Reversing the Legacy of Racial Inequity from The UpTake on Vimeo. Minneapolis holds a reputation for being one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with implementation of new policies and programs to improve the lives of its residents. Unfortunately, these policies have long overlooked and ignored the thriving legacy of racial inequity in the city. This should come as no surprise as a 2017 news report found that Minnesota was ranked the second worst state in the country for racial equality. So what exactly is racial inequity and what is Minneapolis doing about it?

Is it Fake News or Do You Just Disagree With It?

A panel of media experts dig into new challenges newsrooms and media companies face, and what you can do to make sure the news you get is accurate, timely, and not simply an echo-chamber of already-held beliefs and opinions.