City Commissions on Communities Of Color, And Teague Alexy’s Music (Even A Christmas Song)

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Ephraim Nikoi (left) stands next to an Ojibwe language sign erected by the city of Superior, and Teague Alexy. Courtesy Superior Mayor’s Committee on Communities of Color and Teague Alexy

The greater Twin Ports is growing more racially and ethnically diverse, yet barriers to opportunity for people of color still persist. The cities of Superior and Duluth are addressing those challenges through commissions that directly advise the mayors about the communities’ concerns. Ephraim Nikoi, chair of Superior’s Mayor’s Commission on Communities of Color, and Phoebe Davis of the Duluth Indigenous Commission join “Simply Superior” host Robin Washington to speak about their work.

Also, with his brother Ian, Teague Alexy is half of the Americana duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (and there really is an Uncle Frank). He’s also a prolific performer as a solo act on the Twin Ports music scene, appearing every Monday night this month at Sir Benedict’s in Duluth. Alexy joins Washington to share his music, which touches on blues, reggae, hip-hop and even a few holiday favorites.

Plus Duluth News Tribune Executive Editor Rick Lubbers and Superior Telegram Reporter Maria Lockwood join Washington for a wrap-up of the week’s regional news.

Episode Credits

  • Robin Washington Host
  • Robin Washington Producer
  • Robin Washington Interviewer
  • Ephraim Nikoi Guest
  • Phoebe Davis Guest

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