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Going There

Going There is made possible by a MinnState Pay-It-Forward Mindfulness and Equity grant. Hosts Tara McCoy and Steve Dalager (and later student Dan Riihiluoma) interview students to explore the ideas of community, equity, and mindfulness at Lake Superior College and the surrounding area. After all, LSC’s tagline has recently become “Our Community’s College.”

Sep 22, 2021

In this Minnesode, Tara, Steve, and Dan share information about campus and community mental health resources, which include the following:

  • The Bandana Project
  • Campus Telepsychiatry
  • Community Resources
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
    • Birch Tree Crisis Line 218-623-1800
      • Crisis Text Line, text...

Aug 16, 2021

You can support Johnnie Veal's re-entry to life @ (search "Johnnie Veal").  After 51 years imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Johnnie Veal was released on May 7, 2021.  Johnnie (aka Khalif) continues his conversation with Going There about the politics of parole, finally gaining release and narrowly...

Aug 14, 2021

You can support Johnnie Veal's re-entry to life @ (search "Johnnie Veal").  In 1969 at age 17, Johnnie Veal (aka Khalif) was rounded up along with 200 other suspects from Chicago projects for the shooting of two police officers.  He was playing baseball at the time, but nevertheless found himself facing 199...

Jul 1, 2021

Cheyanne and Steve continue their conversation with Duluth Human Rights Officer Carl Crawford.  The discussion continues to explore systemic racisms in law enforcement, wanders briefly into the phenomenon of blood quantum in the indigenous community, but ultimately explores how BIPOC are depicted in the media and...

Jun 30, 2021

Starting off Season 3, Going There reaches back to the final days of the Spring 2021 semester at LSC.  The Derek Chauvin verdict had just been announced, Daunte Wright had just been murdered by police, Steve's African American Literature class was unpacking Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, and it was all too real.  Carl...