Angela Davis, MPR News

Angela Davis

MPR News

Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Recent:
  • MPR News
Past:
  • WCCO - CBS Minnesota

Recent articles by Angela:

Live updates: Angela Davis goes to South Africa

MPR News is not just a listener supported source of information, it's a resource where listeners are supported. We take you beyond the headlines to the world we share in Minnesota. Become a sustainer today to fuel MPR News all year long. → Read More

What to know when you’re going through a 'quarterlife crisis'

Many young adults are experiencing a “quarterlife crisis.” MPR News host Angela Davis talks about how people in their 20s and 30s can get through a pivotal period in life. → Read More

Are you feeling sleepy? Here’s how to get a better night’s rest

Have you been losing sleep this week? MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two sleep experts about why rest is so important for your body and your mind, and how to deal with common sleep problems. → Read More

More options for people with hearing loss

The Food and Drug Administration decided in August to allow hearing aids to be sold without an exam or prescription. Over-the counter-hearing-aids could be available as soon as October in Minnesota. On Wednesday, MPR News host Angela Davis talked about how to make hearing aids more affordable, accessible and effective. → Read More

Welcome to Nobles County: Minnesota's most rapidly diversifying county

Over the past decade, Minnesota has become less white and more diverse, according to the 2020 Census. Nobles County is the most quickly diversifying county in the state. MPR News host Angela Davis went there to speak face-to-face with residents of the county. → Read More

Welcome to Nobles County: Political representation in the fastest diversifying county in Minnesota

Host Angela Davis and producer Samantha Matsumoto traveled to Nobles County this summer to put human voices to the statistics that show Nobles is the most rapidly diversifying county in Minnesota. On Monday we introduced you to the county. On Tuesday we’ll explore its political representation. → Read More

Let's go thrifting! Discover the history and fun of buying secondhand

Every generation thinks they discovered thrifting. It’s an inexpensive way to express yourself, and it supports your community. But the history of secondhand shopping is more complicated than you might think. → Read More

How we're processing the killing of another Black man by police in Minnesota

As one former police officer is tried for murder in the killing of George Floyd, a young Black man named Daunte Wright is shot and killed by another officer during a traffic stop. Host Angela Davis talks about the trauma, grief, anger and fear in our communities. → Read More

What does poverty look like in 2021?

Americans struggle in a pandemic year marked by economic hardship. → Read More

How to say no to sugar

The average American eats about 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day — that’s twice the recommended amount for men and triple the amount for women. But why does our body crave it so much? A doctor and dietitian join the program to talk about health risks that come with consuming too much sugar, how to cut cravings, and some alternative foods we should be eating instead. → Read More

Bicycles among the icicles: Why Minnesotans love to ride in winter

Two brave, all-season bike commuters join the program to share tips and tricks on how to be safe on the road and some advice for those who are curious. → Read More

Hamline President Fayneese Miller on student mental health, college affordability, race relations

Fayneese Miller is the 20th president of Hamline University, the oldest university in Minnesota. She took office in 2015 and is the first African-American to hold the position. Miller joined Angela Davis for a conversation about her life and work — and some of the biggest issues facing higher education. → Read More

Getting outside is good for us. Here's how to make it happen

We know that getting outside is good for us, particularly for kids. Research shows outdoor activity can reduce anxiety and stress and improve academic performance. But families say it's challenging to find time to spend outdoors, and kids are increasingly drawn to technology, keeping them inside. → Read More

What does the future of retail hold?

Big box stores like Sears and Kmart are closing in Minnesota and around the country, while others like Target and Walmart are still holding steady. What does it take for a retailer to survive in the age of the internet? → Read More

Wash your hands, people

Some foodborne illness can be prevented by following simple tips. → Read More

Miscarriage: A common experience, a private pain

Although miscarriages are surprisingly common, the women who experience them often feel isolated and angry. → Read More

Minnesota's extreme cold: What you need to know

Wind chills are going to be brutal across the state this week. MPR News host Angela Davis spoke with three guests about how to stay safe -- and when the arctic cold will end. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through the eyes of young people

Two high school leaders and a professor from the University of St. Thomas spoke about what the Civil Rights movement means to them, and what they are dealing with today when it comes to race. → Read More

Minnesota's new housing commissioner has her work cut out for her

Housing and homelessness are top of mind in Minnesota which means that Jennifer Ho, Minnesota's new housing commissioner, has a lot on her list of issues to tackle. → Read More

Kids and sleep: What you need to know

Although kids are still only a fraction of the sleep medicine patient population, it's been growing quickly as doctors have focused on the importance of sleep to child and teen development. → Read More