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The Opioid Crisis - Airs July 27th

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Responding to the Opioid Crisis in MN Native Communitiesby Melissa Townsend
For over a decade, the prescription pain killer and heroin abuse crisis has had a hold on communities across the U.S. Opioid overdoses tripled between 2000 and 2015. In 2015, Minnesota had more American Indians dying from overdoses than any other state. Many American Indians in Minnesota are still wrestling with how best to help people heal from the addiction and the historical trauma at the root of this crisis. In this special report from Minnesota Native News, reporter Melissa Townsend explores the unique nature of addiction in Native communities, and how it is - or is not - shaping a response to the current crisis.

Deadly Force - Airs July 20th

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Deadly Force: Police Shootings in Black and White from Making Contact 
Why are so many of those killed by police young people of color? A recent ProPublica investigation found that a young black male is at twenty one times greater risk of being shot dead by police than his white counterparts. We’ll hear from one of the reporters who analyzed the data on police killings to come up with that startling conclusion, as well as stories of family and community members who say the justice system itself needs to be put on trial. This documentary also features audio segments from the film Arresting Power.

Noise, Pt. 15 - Aired July 13th

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The Search for Silence from Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
In the noisy modern world, silence has become an ever more desirable – and fashionable – state. We read books about it; go on retreats to find it; and soundproof our living and working spaces in its name. But when we have it is it what we want? In the final episode of the series, Professor David Hendy of the University of Sussex considers the modern quest for quiet and asks whether what really makes us humans happy is a little noise.

Noise Retold by Matthew Herbert 
We will close our program with an epic sound-effect sound-scape. Mr. Herbert, head of the New Radiophonic Workshop, retells the storyof the Noise: A Human History by remixing the entire series using only the sounds themselves - sans narration. Matthewis an electronic musician who is perhaps most famous for his controversial sound-art album 'One Pig.'

The Art of Listening - Aired July 6th

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The Unusual Sound on Your Radioby Delaney Hall
Resonance 104.4 FM is the world’s first radio art station, established by the London Musicians’ Collective. Its mission? To provide a radical alternative to the universal formula of mainstream broadcasting. You might tune in and hear Vietnamese pop music or machine noises or a man calling operators all over the world and trying to track down a phone number for the local zoo. Whatever you hear, station manager Richard Thomas hopes you'll be surprised. Or shocked. Or delighted. Or all three.

The Sonic World of Nancy Scottby Sam Greenspan
With the help of her mentor Alyce Ornella atSpindle Works Co-Op, Nancy has begun to express her talents aurally. There is an art to listening and sound artist Nancy Scott's ears are tuned to the sounds most of us overlook. Spindleworks is a non profit art center for adults with disabilities in Brunswick, Maine. While there Nancy spends her time there exploring the tonality of the everyday world --the s…