Episodes


#40: Master of keys - nathan Barclay

Nathan Barclay is a pianist with intellectual disabilities.

He began playing the piano when he was five years old and without reading sheet music he learned to memorize and play songs by ear.

Master of Keys is Nathan’s piano playing name and fans of his can find him at the St. Paul Menards on Saturday afternoons performing for customers. He also entertains at a local senior center and is available for hired gigs.

Nathan is a shining example about the potential that people with disabilities have in our society.


#39: Uncovering media bias using ALGORITHMS - john long

John Long is on a mission to lessen the political divide in the United States with his mobile news app Gnomi.

Gnomi offers transparent, simple and clear slant grading of top news articles. John employs a proprietary grading system that combines human graders, algorithms and machine learning to produce an objective and true slant on news articles.

He hopes this new found transparency in news media will provide citizens with a better understanding of current issues, lessen the political divide amongst those with different views and produce a feeling of safety for all to voice their opinions.


#38: The poverty of love with james falvey

Thirty three percent of older US adults describe themselves as chronically lonely. James Falvey is helping to change that in the Twin Cities.

James is the executive director of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) Minneapolis, a non-profit that is part of a national network of volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.

The organization was founded by a French nobleman Armand Marquiset in 1946 after World War II. He was dedicated to serve isolated and lonely older adults who had lost their families in the war.

Today, LBFE has a chapter in nine countries throughout the world and seven in the United States.


Oh there's more ... 

#37: Andrew Yang is Running for President

#36: Fred Melo of the Pioneer Press

#35: Erin Rufledt - Living the Questions

#34: National Anthem Pro Stephanie Varone

#33: What is Humanism?

#32: Healing Sierra Leone with Hindolo Pokawa

#31: Feeding 10 Billion People by 2050 with Fred Haberman

#30: The Duke Pieper Story

#29: Gender Differences in Public Relations

#28: Jumping Without a Safety Net - Lori Myren Manbeck

#27: Duty-Bound Journalism with Chris Serres

#26: New Look at Women's Health with Dr. Beth Westie

#25: From Africa to America - The Basil Ajuo Story

#24: A Product of His Own Curiosity - Andy George

#23: The Opportunity Chaser - Shayla Hoheisel

#22: A Good Kind of Crazy with Jared Kamrowski

#21: Handsome Hog Executive Chef Justin Sutherland

#20 Purple Politics with MinnPost's Briana Bierschbach

#19: Mickeli Before - The Man on Fire

#18: Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult

#17: Amelia Rayno On Facing Unfortunate Choices, Sports Journalism, & Bigfoot

#16: Brother Ali - Checking Dominant Culture, Living With Self-Love

#15: Laughing with Comedy Nerd Justin Severson

#14: Sit Back and Listen with MPR's Tom Weber

#13: Medical Cannabis with Dr. Andy Bachman

#12: Living and Thriving with Asperger's Syndrome

#11: Lake Minnetonka, Beer, & Hockey with Josh Leddy

#10: MN Cup Winner Deepinder Singh Talks Energy, Autism, & Bourbon Fridays

#9: The Yoga Nomads on Escaping Corporate America

#8: The World of Craft Beer with Insight Brewing's Ilan Klages-Mundt

#7: Finding Your Voice with Molly Mogren

#6: The Art of Selling Hot Dogs with Nate Beck

#5: Sound Therapy with Frank DiCristina

#4: Virtual Reality with Chuck Olsen, CEO of Visual

#3: Drones with Michael Welsh from Sky Candy Studios

#2: Polyamory with Jennifer from Poly in the Cities Podcast

#1: Introduction to Twin Cities Podcast