March 5, 2015 - On this MPR New with Tom Weber program presents a commentary and interview with Pai Yang, a Hmong woman who used to live in St. Paul. Yang shares her thoughts of Hmong family and perceptions of Hmong in society.
April 13, 2015 -
April 13, 2015 - For the 40th anniversary since the first Hmong family settled in Minnesota, MPR’s Tom Weber interviews three Hmong-American artists, spoken word and hip hop artist Tou Saiko Lee, painter Cy Thao, and writer Kao Kalia Yang. They discuss the value of the arts, through which personal and cultural pasts are melded with their present lives.
June 8, 2015 -
June 12, 2015 - MPR News host Tom Weber discusses social justice, police reform, and the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with Twin Cities journalist and activist, Mel Reeves, who is planning a conference around his practices and social justice at Harvest Prep School in Minneapolis.
June 15, 2015 -
July 13, 2015 - Next this hour, more arts- but art in Minnesota schools. There's been a lot of talk in Washington about updating the education law known as No Child Left Behind, but that law focuses on math and reading. What about arts education? MPR news has been inviting people from across the state to our studios to talk about several aspects of the arts community today- arts education.
August 5, 2015 -
September 30, 2015 - MPR’s Marianne Comb interviews writer and performer Roger Guenveur Smith about his play “Rodney King.” The one-man show, "Rodney King," is performed at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.
October 1, 2015 - MPR’s Tom Weber interviews retiring Supreme Court Justice Alan Page. Discussion includes his childhood interest of law and football as a child.