- Race and unemployment
A new report indicates that the Twin Cities has the second highest rate of black unemployment among large metropolitan areas in the U.S, and that blacks in the Twin Cities are more than three times as likely to be unemployed as whites. While the recession has played a role, some say the study confirms what they have long witnessed.9:06 a.m.
Algernon Austin: Director of the race, ethnicity and the economy program at the Economic Policy Institute.
Myron Orfield: Professor of law and executive director for the Institute for Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota.
Gary Cunningham: Vice president of programs and chief program officer with the Northwest Area Foundation.
Mike Christenson: Director of the department of Community Planning and Economic Development for the City of Minneapolis.
- Chimamanda Adichie's stories of Africa and America
Acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes about the cultural collision faced by Nigerians living in America and Africa. A product of both worlds herself, Adichie skewers the stereotypes cherished on both sides of the Atlantic.10:06 a.m.
Chimamanda Adichie: Author whose newest book of stories is called "The Thing Around Your Neck." The New Yorker recently chose her as one of 20 young writers worth watching.
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