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These five-minute episodes celebrate our neighbors from across Northern Minnesota who has had a meaningful impact on their communities, showcasing their amazing, and often untold, stories. With a focus on underrepresented voices, Intersections tells the stories of those making Northern Minnesota a better place to live, work and play.

Stream on WDSE's YouTube Channel, pbs.org or on the free PBS Video App.

Season 2

Deanna Reder
The Legal Advocate for the American Indian Community Housing Organization shares her path to this position and how she uses her voice to advocate for victims of domestic violence.

Samuel Miltich
Samuel Miltich is an international musician who has spent his adult life living with paranoid schizophrenia. While the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into chaos, Sam's message to the world is "adaptation, acceptance, and gratitude."

Sawm Peter Vang
Sawm Peter Vang grew up in the Twin Ports as a member of the small Hmong community. Learn about his unique perspective on this episode of Intersections.

Lawkong Vue
Stylist and business owner, Lawkong Vue shares how he has found a home for himself in Northern Minnesota.

ChaQuana McEntyre
ChaQuana McEntyre a social worker for St. Louis Co., founded a nonprofit Family Rise Together to help BIPOC fathers and bring families together. ChaQuana is also a small business owner who received a 2020 SBA award for her venture into cosmetics.

Dr. Amy Bergstrom
Dr. Amy Bergstrom is a life-long educator and is Chief Diversity Officer at the College of St. Scholastica. She is responsible for leading the College's diversity and inclusion efforts, and shares her philosophy and journey to her title.

Susana Pelayo Woodward
Susana Pelayo-Woodward is the Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Minnesota Duluth. In this episode, she discusses the important role that UMD's Multicultural Center plays in ensuring that all students have a place on campus where they are welcome, and also the importance of making immigrants feel welcome during this time of division.

Sandra Oyinloye
Activist, mother, and poet, Sandra Oyinloye is the co-founder of DanSan Creatives, an artist collective in Duluth, MN. Learn how she balances fostering a creative community while enriching her own sense of self-expression.

Jess Koski
Jess Koski is a life-long runner and writer who has been exploring the stories of his Grand Portage ancestors through his imagination.

Season 1

Charles Fai Part 1 and Part 2
Charles Fai immigrated from Cameroon to Minnesota and noticed that he kept getting pulled over. In response, he reached out to the Duluth Police Department to set up Implicit Bias Training. Listen to his story.

Terresa Moses
Meet Professor Terresa Moses, a Duluth professor and graphic artist, whose work in social justice blends art with activism.

Lindzi Campbell-Rorvick
Lindzi Campbell-Rorvick is a Fire Captain for the Superior Fire Department, whose passion for community keeps her active in the Twin Ports region, including helping firefighters deal with post-traumatic stress and in her role as a foster parent.