Radical News Radio Hour: Line 3 & Looking Forward to the Legislative Session

On today’s episode of the Radical News Radio Hour we’re talking about the Line 3 Pipeline. We’ll also open up a conversation that will continue in future episodes and wrap up in January around how local organizations and movements are activating and organizing around the upcoming session. Our first interview will be with Education Minnesota President Denise Specht. https://soundcloud.com/user-195922739/radical-news-radio-hour-episode-23

Shopping Local: Holiday Guide

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on Twin Cities-area businesses. Local businesses, micro-entrepreneurs, and BIPOC-owned businesses have often been hit hardest. Here’s a list of local businesses you can support in the Twin Cities.

Radical News Radio Hour: Special Episode

For our very first special episode of the Radical News Radio Hour, we had breaking news as it came in; the chance to hear from our listeners; lots and lots of music; interviews, pre-recorded earlier in the day, about 2020 voting and what comes next. 

You can also listen to this episode on Spotify, Google Podcasts, amongst many other podcast sites. You can find links to every episode of the Radical News Radio Hour here. The UpTake is proud to sponsor and co-produce the Radical News Radio Hour. Radical News Radio Hour is aimed at telling the stories of social movements and community organizing across the Twin Cities. The show is produced, written, and hosted by our Executive Director, Cirien Saadeh, and is created in partnership with WFNU.

Radical News Radio Hour: Discussing the Power of Hmong Women and Legislative Bonding

On Episode 19 of the Radical News Radio Hour, we discuss the work of Maiv PAC, the only Hmong-American women’s Political Action Committee in the country, as well as the recently-passed Bonding Bill from the Minnesota State Legislature. We also introduce our newest sponsor, The UpTake, a Twin Cities-based community news organization. 

You can listen to the show on Spotify, Soundcloud, and elsewhere. You can find links to every episode of the Radical News Radio Hour here. The UpTake is proud to sponsor and co-produce the Radical News Radio Hour. Radical News Radio Hour is aimed at telling the stories of social movements and community organizing across the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis organizes around MPD

In order to understand the organizing happening in Minneapolis, The UpTake will be sharing interviews from across Minneapolis with community leaders, community organizers, elected officials, and other community members about their organizing work and their vision for a more equitable Minneapolis. The first interview is with UpTake columnist and southside organizer, Marjaan Sirdar.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women: Panel and Community Discussion

Watch a recent discussion on legislative action in support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and hear from local leaders. https://youtu.be/28zW6OnQH3s

Panelists were Sarah Curtiss (Men as Peacemakers), Rose Whipple (Indigenous youth leaders), Rene Ann Goodrich (Native Lives Matter), and State Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein (41B). Following the panel, there was small group discussion. The event was free and open to all and was hosted by Voices for Racial Justice and The UpTake.

Now Hiring!

The UpTake is seeking freelance reporters who will explore social issues and injustices, as well as legislative politics, in order to help the organization more deeply report on social issues and social movements.