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Augsburg partners with Minnesota Public Radio on engagement series

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A new partnership with Minnesota Public Radio means the Augsburg College Strommen Engagement Series is poised to spark dialogue on some of the state’s pressing contemporary issues.

The reimagined Strommen Engagement Series was created in collaboration with MPR as part of the “Conversations on the Creative Economy” program hosted by Chris Farrell. He is a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and personal finance program.

For the 2016-17 academic year, MPR and Augsburg will explore:

  • Living in Recovery—Working in a Culture of Alcohol: A discussion on the health cost to a business when employees are chemically dependent and how professionals in recovery are working to remove the stigma of addiction and the culture of drinking in business.
  • Global Food in a Farm-to-Table World: A discussion on how companies are adapting to environmental and consumer demands to be more sustainable and still grow food for 7 billion people.
  • Worship in the Workplace: A discussion about the business advantages of accommodating the faith traditions of employees and how leaders navigate these situations.
  • Banking on the Unbankable: A discussion on how financial institutions create both a business product and a social good for people who traditionally would not have access to financial tools.

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Photo by Lee George, assistant director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

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