Support CivicMedia's radio and TV work, producing TruthToTell and collaborating to empower communities.
CivicMedia/Minnesota, our flagship public affairs radio program, TruthToTell (TTT), was born of a long-standing commitment to reverse the long trend away from local issues coverage, citizen ignorance over their local governance, and the persistent educational vacuum in learning and understand local public affairs and the media that reports it; to collaborate with all stakeholders in the Twin Cities region, including community organizers, researchers, advocates, civic organizations, public institutions and workers, as well as policymakers in state, regional and local government combined with the thousands of citizens affected by policy decisions to create a climate in which all are empowered to influence and effect real policy and change, when needed.
TTT, a one-hour, weekly conversation airing Mondays at 9:00AM, usually focuses on a single topic, including multiple and varied perspectives on a critical state, local or regional issues - issues rooted in neighborhoods, a city, the Twin Cities Metro or the state of Minnesota - and we're the only outlet focusing on this region's critical issues.
Producing and hosting TruthToTell is 50-year media, journalism and public policy veteran, Andy Driscoll, co-hosted by journalist and community media maven, Michelle Alimoradi. We use independent grassroots media production and education from public affairs broadcast programming to improve civic and media literacy of Twin Cities and Minnesota citizens and young people, to inform, immerse, engage, and empower them in local and state public affairs and self-governance – the basis of a healthy democracy. We do it by: 1) Expanding TruthToTell's community into other radio outlets, television venues and online media distribution; 2) Collaboratively bringing TruthToTell's topics and guests into the community for further discussion and debate, including showing citizens how to influence policy at the state and local level; and, 3) Developing a curriculum for learning, understanding state and local governance, its history and workings, as well as the powerful role of media in defining the culture and setting the policy agenda.