OUR 22ND SEASON on PUBLIC TELEVISION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 25, 2018
This completes our current season. Please watch for the next season's kick off date!
Times: Sundays at 6:30 PM
with re-runs the following Sunday at 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM and 12:30 PM
November 5 -- Alan Page on His Foundation -- Guest: Page, former Associate Supreme Court Justice and Vikings and Bears football player, talking about minority youth and the Page Education Foundation
November 12 -- The Impact of Alzheimer’s on Our Communities -- Guests: Sue Spaulding, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota and Dawn Simonson, Executive Director of the Metro Area Agency on Aging
November 19 -- Ilhan Omar on Leadership -- Guest: MN State Representative Omar, the highest-elected Somali-American public official in the United States. Ilhan was also the Assistant Minority Leader in the MN House this year.
November 26 -- Understanding Ambiguous Losses -- Guest: Pauline Boss, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Social Sciences, University of Minnesota and consultant and researcher. Pauline is the author of the well-known book, Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live With Unresolved Grief.
December 3 -- Larry Long on Social Issues -- Guest: Singer, songwriter, educator, Larry shares his music and his passion for reform via musical clips.
December 10 -- Leadership Under Pressure -- Guest: Donna Harris, PhD, President of Minnehaha Academy, talking about leading the Minneapolis private school forward after the gas explosion this past August
December 17 -- Four in Fifth -- Guests: Four 5th grade boys, Chris'Sean, Brady, Makai and Max talking about life as ten and eleven year olds, a pivotal time between childhood and the teen years
December 24 -- Dudley Riggs on Flying Funny -- Guest: Founder of improvisational theatre, comedian and author, Riggs, talking about his career as a circus trapeze artist and his second career as an improv artist, Founder of Brave New World
December 31 -- Decisions: Person, Place and Purpose -- Guest: Songwriter, author, Elisa Korenne who moved from NYC to a small town in Minnesota
January 7 -- Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson Disease, An Update -- Guest: Eleanor Orehek, MD, Neurologist, Noran Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
January 14 -- The ACLU of Minnesota -- Guests: John Gordon, JD, the new Ex. Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of MN and Mia Moua, JD, board member
January 21 -- Sex Trafficking in Minnesota, Part I -- Guests: John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney and national leader in the fight against sex trafficking and Terry Williams, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, a foundation whose goal is to end sex trafficking
January 28 -- Sex Trafficking in Minnesota, Part II -- Guests: Beth Holger-Ambrose, Executive Director, The Link and Quisha Stewart, Safe Harbor Division Director, The Link, professionals on the front line
February 4 -- Betty McCollum on Leadership -- Guest: Minnesota Congresswoman, McCollum
February 11 -- Surviving the Holocaust -- Guest: Judy Meisel, survivor of the Stutthof Concentration Camp in Poland who became a Civil Rights activist after she immigrated to the United States.
February 18 – Dealing with Hearing Loss
Guest: Anthony Davis, MSW, LISW, Specialist with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in Mankato,
MN, Department of Human Services -- Anthony himself is hard of hearing and so speaks personally as
well as professionally. Sharise Leier from DHS acts as his interpreter.
February 25 -- Parenting a Child with Disabilities, Heartache and Hope
Guests: Katie Sherman and Jennifer Hanson, parents of little boys w/ complex medical needs
March 4 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness in MN
Guest: Sue Abderholden, MPH, Executive Director of NAMI MN (the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Minnesota Chapter) Sue talks about some of the myths regarding mental illness, suicide, stress on families, etc.
March 11 -- Alzheimer’s Risk: The Ethnicity and Race Connection
Guests: Robbin Frazier, Director of Diversity and Inclusion from the Alzheimer's Association, MN-NDak and Yoli Chambers, Administrator, Health and Wellness Department, Centro Tyrone Guzman.
March 18 -- Jean Wagenius on the Environment
Guest: MN State Representative, Wagenius from District 63B, a 37 yr. veteran in the House, talking about big issues facing the legislators this year regarding our environment.
March 25 -- Jean Wagenius' interview to be re-aired (as all the TPT 2.2 interviews have been) on this, the following Sunday, at 12:30 AM, 6:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
NOTE: Our current season ends w/ Jean Wagenius' interview. Stay tuned for our next line up of guests for our 23rd season! Most likely this will be this coming Fall.
Last Season's Programming (2016)
September 19 - Reatha Clark King on Race Relations -- Guest: Reatha is the former VP of General Mills where she was the Ex. Director of the Foundation. Prior to this she was the President of Metro State University in St. Paul, MN.
September 26 - Richard Leider on Work and Purpose -- Guest: Richard is the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company and best-selling author. The Power of Purpose (3rd edition) and Work Reimagined are two of his recently published books.
October 3 - Michael Dennis Browne on Writing -- Guest: Michael was the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the U of MN where he was a professor for 39 years, and he is a very well known poet and librettist as well as the author of children’s books. He collaborated frequently with the late composer, Stephen Paulus.
October 10 - Mitch Pearlstein on Leadership -- Guest: Mitch is the founder of the Center of the American Experiment, the conservative think tank, and he is currently a senior fellow there.
October 17 - Josie Johnson on Leadership, Part 2 -- Guest: Josie is a nationally respected civil rights activist. She was also the first African American woman on the Board of Regents at the U of MN.
October 24 - Working To End Gun Violence -- Guest: Marit Brock, Co-Founder of MN Chapter of Moms Demand Action
October 31 - 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year - Guest: Abdul Wright, Eighth Grade Languate Arts Teacher at Best Academy in Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 7 - Michael Osterholm on Antibiotic Resistance - Guest: Osterholm, CDC Consultant, former MN State Epidemiologist
Nov. 14 - American Islamic Relations - Guest: Jaylani Hussein, Ex. Director of CAIR-MN, the Council on American Islamic Relationships
Nov. 21 - Peter McLaughlin on Leadership - Guest: Hennepin County Commissioner, McLaughlin
Nov. 28 - Kelly Drummer on the Tiwahe Foundation - Guest: Drummer, president and CEO of the Tiwahe Foundation which is giving micro grants to individuals and working to preserve American Indian culture
Dec. 5 - Our Endangered Ash Trees - Guest: Karen Zumach, Tree Trust's Community Forestry Manager
Dec. 12 - Deep Brain Stimulation - Guest: Okeanis Vaou, MD, Neurologist and Sleep Disorders Specialist at the Noran Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Vaou is also the Medical Director of the American Parkinson's Disease Association, the MN chapter. She talks about this treatment option for some persons living with Parkinson's, Epilepsy and Dystonia.
This completes our current season. Please watch for the next season's kick off date!
EARLIER THIS YEAR, 2016:
In honor of Black History month, February's guests are the following stellar MN leaders: These interviews were taped some years ago, but they are timeless, with the guests sharing stories about their personal lives and ideas about leadership.
February 1 -- Josie Johnson -- legendary civil rights leader
February 8 -- Alan Page -- MN Supreme Court Justice and former Viking & Bears player
February 15 -- Reatha Clark King -- former Vice President of General Mills
February 22 - Keith Ellison -- US Congressman
February 29 - W. Harry Davis -- civil rights activist, founder of the Urban Coalition and a member of the Minneapolis School Board
March 7 – Ann Bancroft on Access Water – Guest: Explorer, educator Bancroft, talking about her recent expedition to India and current global focus on water
March 14 – Dementia and Parkinson Disease - Guest: Okeanis Vaou, MD, Neurologist Movement Disorder and Sleep Specialist at the Noran Neurological Clinic PA and Medical Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association in MN
March 21 – Preparing for End of Life Healthcare Decisions – Guest: Anne Elizabeth Denny, Consultant, speaker and author of My Voice, My Choice
March 28 -- Daniel Wordsworth on Leadership – Guest: Daniel Wordsworth, American Refugee Committee’s President and CEO
April 4 -- Brain Health: Staying Sharp - Guests: Henry Emmons, MD, Psychiatrist with Partners in Resilience and David Alter, PhD, Psychologist and co-founder of Partners in Healing
April 11 – Buying and Selling a Home -- Guest: Rebecca Powell, Realtor
April 18 – Barry ZeVan: An Eclectic Career — Guest: The Weatherman, Actor, Documentary Filmmaker, Consultant and author of Barry ZeVan, My Life Among the Giants, A Memoir. Barry was inducted into the MN Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013.
April 25 - 100 Things To Do in the Twin Cities — Guest: Tom Weber, host of "MPR News" and author of 100 Things To Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die
June 6 - SPECIAL MINI-SERIES: THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL AIRING OF "CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES:THE SUPREME COURT, PART I AND II" WITH PROFESSORS HEIDI KITROSSER AND JILL HASDAY FROM THE U OF MN LAW SCHOOL ON JUNE 6 , 2016, AT 8 and 8:30 PM ON TPT 2-2.