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Journey to Wellness // Monday 8:00amA 10-minute bi-weekly program on Native American Community Health in MN and around the country in partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School- Duluth Campus, Center of American Indian and Minority Health. The program will feature interviews with medical and health researchers, professors, and doctors plus native people active in Native American health today. Journey to Wellness on The North 103.3 is made possible by Ampers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Journey to Wellness in Indian Country: debating democracy

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What is democracy?  Are its underpinnings being eroded?  Is it being threatened?  What, if anything can we do about it?

The Minnesota Humanities Council is holding an online panel discussion Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00pm CDT called Debating Democracy, Then and Now: Reflections on a Contested Concept. (Registration information is available at the link)

Panelists include James T. KloppenbergCharles Warren Professor of History, Harvard University, and Michele M. Moody-AdamsJoseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory, Columbia University.

  The final panelist is Tadd JohnsonSenior Director of American Indian Tribal Nations Relations. University of Minnesota - and he joined us this morning to talk a little about the idea of democracy when much of federal policy has been created to deal with the "inconvenience" of Indian tribes.

  Today's Journey to Wellness in Indian Country is made possible by the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus, serving the needs of rural Minnesota and Native American communities and an emerging center of rural, American Indian and indigenous health research.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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