Coming Soon



ZOOM – OCTOBER 5, 2021, 7 PM TO 8:30 PM

Join me as Sam Grant, Sarah Degner-Reveros, Chelsea DeArmond, and I discuss Watershed on Tuesday, October 5. I’m particularly psyched to hear questions and reactions from this formidable, wise, and informed triad of readers. As part of the audience, you’ll be enlightened by comments from each of these respondents and you’ll have your own time to make comments and ask questions if you choose.

Check out East Side Freedom Library at its web page here; then read the description of the event and register here.

Recordings of Past Events

To join in conversation about any of these events, submit comments to the Contact page.


August 14, 2021 Radio Show with Ellie Krug

Ellie and I discussed the difficulty of conversation across divides in Minnesota. I began to ponder the ways to let my city friends and my northern Minnesota family and friends come to know one another. I would welcome any ideas you have as you join this conversation. The podcast of the show is from the link above; to hear just the conversation between the two of us, listen here –


Minnesota Women’s Press Statewide Conversation

See excerpts of from a conversation among Minnesota “powerhouse women”! You’ll find me among the others. What an honor!

Listen to Developing Healthier Ecosystems.

KFAI Interview

KFAI Interview, 7 pm, Tuesday, July 6 – Fresh Air Radio, 90.3 FM  – discussion between Annie Harvieux and me.

Listen to the Interview

Watershed Launch

Click here to view the launch and hear from Ranae (author), Ruthanne Crapo Kim (philosopher), Stephen Healey (poet), Amina Keinan (Somali-American nurse educator), Ulla Nilsen (community organizer), and Kristian Tvedten (editor). They were in conversation  about Watershed and its introduction to the world.

View the Launch

Community Pollinators Speaker Series

Watershed and Ranae were featured in Minneapolis College’s Community Pollinators speaker series together with Marie Harris and Derartu Berhanu, former students – now friends – whose stories appear in the book. We considered ways we can address environmental injustice, deal with our own communities’ climate crises and health challenges, and do better justice to the non-human residents of our ecosystems.

View recording

Water Companion Workshop


A group of people from Minnesota, Norway, and Oman explored the whys and hows of protecting our watersheds.  While the actual event is over, you can still explore with us by watching the video and doing your own explorations alongside us.

Join here

Reading and discussion with the White Iron Chain of Lakes Community

The Tuesday Group from the Ely-Babbitt area of Minnesota met with Ranae in April to explore the stories in the book that directly concern the White Iron Chain of Lakes Watershed. Listen to the readings and join the discussion that ensued.

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