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Myron Medcalf is currently a senior college basketball reporter and nationally syndicated radio host with ESPN. He's a former Star Tribune news and sports reporter.


Medcalf: Join us for our anti-racism book club talk about late author's prophetic lessons

Octavia E. Butler's writings — suggesting involving young people and connecting through our shared humanity — are key to curing societal ills.


Medcalf: Give Minneapolis teachers of color a chance to be there for students who need them most

The toxic dialogue around the Minneapolis teachers' contract ignores the impact teachers of color have on the school district and students who resemble them.


Medcalf: A survival guide for teen girls and their loving parents

Six wise Minnesota women offer advice to their younger selves about navigating high school.


Medcalf: Rethinking masculinity for the next generation

Altering the perception of masculinity among our young men is key to shepherding them to the future.


Medcalf: Fall selection for anti-racism book club offers a measure of promise

Octavia Butler's "The Parable of the Sower" is a dystopian novel that speaks to today's challenges, offers remedy for change


Medcalf: Minnesotans who are experiencing homelessness deserve to be seen, heard

A walk with two outreach workers offered an introduction to those living in tents and on the streets — and to their hopes and dreams


Medcalf: The lasting damage of Mpls. Council Member Rainville's rant

In ways he cannot understand, Michael Rainville has hurt the Somali American community in Minnesota and beyond.


Medcalf: Take a vacation this summer, Minnesotans — you deserve it

Unplugging from work occasionally is healthy, and a choice we don't make as often as we should.


Medcalf: Black outdoorsman wants BIPOC Minnesotans to see state's parks, trails as theirs, too

He has hiked around the world in places accessible to all, but not always viewed as inclusive.


Medcalf: It's OK to laugh, even in these tough times, Black comedians in Minnesota say

Black comedians in Minnesota talk about their art and the power of laughter