Discussions with researchers, community leaders, and service providers to examine pressing issues facing our communities today
Talking Through the Numbers, produced by Wilder Research, features discussions with researchers, community leaders, and service providers to examine pressing issues facing our communities today to offer insight beyond the numbers.
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Data-Informed Strategic Planning: Why it Works and Lessons for Success
Guests discuss how using data in strategic planning helps build ownership and consensus on direction, and results in more holistic, robust and impactful plans that will actually get used.
How Does Social Isolation Impact Older Adults in Minnesota?
Guests discuss how social isolation and loneliness impact the health of Minnesota’s older adults and efforts to better understand and address the problem.
How Law Enforcement and Social Services Partnerships are Improving Mental Health Crisis Response
Guests discuss how innovative partnerships between law enforcement and social services in the East Metro are improving the response to people experiencing a mental health crisis.
How Trauma-Informed Services Can Promote Positive Outcomes for Black Youth and Families
Guests highlight how trauma-informed, culturally specific, and community-based programs help African American youth and families in the juvenile justice system navigate and cope with trauma and… Read more »
Food Insecurity in Minnesota: Who is Affected and How to Ensure Everyone has Enough to Eat
Research suggests that 1 in 8 Minnesotans faces hunger since the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn what’s contributing to hunger in the state.
2020 Census: Why Every Minnesotan Should Make Sure They’re Counted
Three guests discuss the 2020 Census, which groups and communities are sometimes undercounted, and why a full and accurate count is essential for the health and success of Minnesota’s government,… Read more »
Minnesota's Unsheltered Homeless: Understanding Who's Affected
Guests discuss the alarming increase in people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota who are staying outside of formal shelter, why this is happening, and what it will take to meet the needs. Host… Read more »
Collaborating Across Difference
Guests explore the important considerations and challenges in building effective collaborations between organizations and communities, particularly when collaborating across difference, understanding… Read more »