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Minneapolis Public Schools
After 24 years of coaching boys high school basketball in Minneapolis, Larry McKenzie has decided it’s time to put away the whistle and clipboard. Manny Hill talks with Coach McKenzie about why now was the time to step away and focus on other aspects of life, and also the lasting impact he’s had on the...
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Rochelle Cox took over as Interim Superintendent at Minneapolis Public Schools on July 1, and she is already hitting the ground running. She talks with Manny Hill about her previous work at MPS, shares her excitement about this opportunity, and what she has planned for the district for the 2022-23 school year. More Posts for...
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Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl is a Visual Arts, Mural Arts and Arts Integration teacher at Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis, and she recently received a Fulbright Distinguished in Teaching Research Program award to carry out educational research in Colombia. Manny Hill spoke with Elissa about the kind of research she will be doing, and what...
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For the first time, Minneapolis Public Schools is formally recognizing Juneteenth, which is of course this Sunday June 19. Juneteenth will be observed by MPS on Monday the 20th, and our Manny Hill got a chance to talk with Derek Francis, Manager of Counseling Services at MPS, about how big this is for the district,...
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Manny Hill talks with Jason Bucklin, Coordinator with the Out4Good Program at Minneapolis Public Schools about what the program has done for the LGBTQ students, staff and families of MPS. Also, with June being Pride Month, what events are on the horizon with the program? More Posts for Shows: School News, The Morning Show
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Manny Hill talks with North Community High School Principal Mauri Friestleben on the rising graduation rates at North High, and the relentless work that the teachers and students have put in while enduring the pandemic and tragedy in the community. More Posts for Shows: School News, The Morning Show
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https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220607120841-TMSAAAEJune7Entire.mp3   We spoke with John Azar, instructor for the Automotive Maintenance Basics course with Minneapolis Public Schools Community Ed. about extending the life of your vehicle, by practicing good driving habits and his top suggestions for maintenance. Currently John’s next class starting on June 21st is wait listed, but you can add your name...
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https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220606105517-TMSPlantsJun6_04506_060622.mp3   Divine Islam is MPS’s School Gardner, responsible for planning and facilitating trips to the Education Farm featuring over two thousand square feet of growing space, along with supporting the over forty school gardens that are a part of Minneapolis Public Schools. Shannon Nordby teaches science at Roosevelt High School, which is home to...
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Manny Hill talks with MPS Superintendent Ed Graff for the last time on Jazz88. The Superintendent congratulates the class of 2022, speaks on upcoming summer programs at MPS, and the transition to new leadership for the district. More Posts for Show: School News
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Julius Collins, the vocalist for Dr. Mambo’s Combo and a fixture in the Twin Cities music scene, stopped by The Afternoon Cruise to talk about the shows that the Combo will be a part of this weekend over at the Capri. Check out the conversation in advance of their shows on Saturday and Sunday at...
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