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Recent articles by Christy:

Get to know… Omar Nur

"I had to work to support my family here and abroad." → Read More

Get to Know… Kia Pearson

Are you originally from the Rochester area? If not, what led you here? I am originally from Michigan, the automotive state. I transplanted here once I finished my nursing degree to work for Mayo Clinic. What do you like best about Rochester? I love that Mayo Clinic is here. It is amazing having the world’s leading hospital right in our backyard. What changes do you think still need to be made? I… → Read More

Get to Know… Stephanie Whitehorn

Are you originally from the Rochester area? If not, what led you here? I am originally from Linden, New Jersey. My family moved to Rochester in 1997 when IBM transferred my father's employment here. What do you like best about Rochester? This city affords me the ability to provide a good quality of life for my children. By this I mean we are able to live in safe neighborhoods and my children are… → Read More

From dyslexia diagnosis to Mayo Clinic scientist

Being one of the smallest children in the class and not being able to read made her the target of a lot of teasing and bullying. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Dr. Joy Balls-Berry, part 2

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

'It was a complete assault on the Black family that bought in the neighborhood'

After moving to southeast Minnesota, Dr. Joy Balls-Berry and her husband experienced several incidents that were potentially racist, being followed in the store and comments like “There’s not many of yous around here is there?” and “She won’t last a year.” → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Dr. Joy Balls-Berry, part 1

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

'Excuses are not acceptable anymore'

When opportunities for grants are available, many of the people Burks works with steer away from organizations and government entities. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Tawonda Burks, part 2

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

'People aren’t blind to what is happening, it is just being ignored'

While some things have changed over the years and Rochester has become more diverse, many people of color still face the same culture shock moving to Rochester. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Tawonda Burks

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Wale Elegbede, Part 2

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

'Sometimes I get teary-eyed when I think about what I’ve had to overcome'

Growing up, Elegbede had great positive role models, instilling in him a spirit of service and taking care of others. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Wale Elegbede, Part 1

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Sidney Frye II, Part 2

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Sidney Frye II

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

‘What the hell are you doing here?’

It was unheard of for a Black man to work in broadcasting at the University of Minnesota 24 years ago when Darrell Thompson covered his first news conference. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Darrell Thompson (Part 2)

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Darrell Thompson (Part 1)

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More

Listen: The Other Side of the Table with Viv Williams, Part 2

Two former co-workers, one Black, one white, have friendly and informative discussions across the table. → Read More