Minnesota Community

Minnesota Community

“Minnesota Community” is a half-hour public affairs program featuring local community organizations in the Twin Cities and the State of Minnesota. MC airs weekly on iHeart Radio stations in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Eau Claire. It is hosted by Samantha Sansevere.

Episodes

March 20, 2022 30 min
Sam is joined by Wendy Blackshaw, President & Chief Executive Officer Minnesota Sports and Events. They discuss upcoming NCAA women's events and how Minneapolis is hosting the Final Four. They also discuss the positive impact that hosting events like the NCAA Women's Final Four has on the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.
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Sam is joined by Kelly from Tiny Dino Buds, a Minnesota-based bearded dragon rescue. They work to rehab bearded dragons, address any medical needs they may have, rehome them with new families once healthy, provide animal therapy to individuals that need it, and provide educational in-school demonstrations. You can learn more about the incredible work they are doing here: https://tinydinobuds.org/
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September 5, 2021 30 min
Mary Sansevere from the Enchanted Hollow Foundation joins Sam to discuss their mission and an upcoming event on September 16th at St. Michael Cinema. The Enchanted Hollow Foundation works to rescue and rehab horses in need, provide scholarships for underprivileged youth and individuals with special needs to be able to participate in equestrian activities, and provide educational opportunities for those in the horse community.
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August 29, 2021 30 min
Sam features a conversation that Stan Teikala had with Billy and Bob on FAN Outdoors to raise awareness for the impact on the local environment due to recent wildfires in Northern Minnesota.
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Sam features a special guest from Heading Home Corps, a new AmeriCorps program in Minnesota. Heading Home Corps focuses on supporting people who are experiencing homelessness by navigating resources and connecting people with additional supports in order to help them secure safe and stable housing.
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August 8, 2021 30 min
Smoke from wildfires in Canada has heavily impacted the air quality in Minnesota, and Stan Teikala has more insight on how it is impacting the wildlife in the area. Sam features a conversation he had with the guys on FAN Outdoors about the topic.
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August 1, 2021 30 min
Charles Krause from Krause Holsteins joins Sam to discuss an upcoming event in the Wright County area at a local dairy farm. Later, she features a conversation with the US Surgeon General about the Delta Variant.
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July 11, 2021 30 min
Sam chats with Kirstyn Sansom from Kelly Services about the current job market.
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June 29, 2021 30 min
Sam is joined by a representative from AmeriCorps to highlight their new program, Emerging Educators.
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June 20, 2021 30 min
Sam is joined by a representative from AmeriCorps to discuss opportunities within their tutoring programs.
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June 13, 2021 30 min
Wildlife expert and photographer Stan Teikala shares information about the cicadas coming to the region this summer.
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May 30, 2021 30 min
Sam shares information on various incentives offered by the state of Minnesota to motivate people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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May 25, 2021 30 min
Sam is joined by a special guest to feature Today's Harvest, a free market that provides fresh produce, meat, dairy, and bakery items that they rescue each day from local grocery stores, farms, and other partners.
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If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance. Sam features a Minnesota state program called "Rent Help MN."
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Sam is joined by Reverend Tim Christopher to discuss the remarkable work that his organization does for people in need within the communities around the Twin Cities.
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Sam shares audio and information from the COVID-19 briefing done by Governor Tim Walz and top MDH officials held on the first Monday following the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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Sam features a conversation with Stan Teikala about wildlife conservation in MN - particularly flying squirrels within the state.
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November 22, 2020 30 min
Sam shares audio and information from Governor Tim Walz's latest press briefing where he announced Executive Order 20-99, which imposes restrictions in Minnesota over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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Sam shares information on the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Governor Tim Walz on November 10th, 2020.
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November 1, 2020 30 min
Sam shares audio and information from the October 26th MDH briefing about the latest COVID-19 data within the state.
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