Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Ethnic communities and enclaves are staples in many American states and cities. But Minnesota’s cultural identity, which has been shaped by multiple refugee movements from Africa and Asia, is unique. We talk with active members of Minnesota’s Somali and Hmong communities, both of which have grown out of political strife on other continents.
- Ryan Allen Assistant Professor, Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
- Hussein Samatar Executive Director, African Development Center of Minnesota
- Kazoua Kong-Thao Chairwoman, St. Paul Board of Education
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