MPR broadcasts ‘Dialogue on Sport, Protest, and NFL National Anthem Debate’

Over the course of two days, Minnesota Public Radio aired the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community’s town-hall-style forum on sport, protest, and the controversies surrounding the NFL and its players taking a knee during the national anthem.

The “MPR News Presents” program aired the introduction by event moderator Edmund Santurri, the Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community, and the discussion among the three panelists — former NFL Hall of Famer and Minnesota Supreme Court justice Alan Page, former Army Green Beret and NFL player Nate Boyer, and sports analyst Jackie MacMullan — on January 25 at noon and 9 p.m.

The program aired the second part of the event, featuring questions from St. Olaf students in a variety of courses and the responses from panelists, on January 26 at noon and 9 p.m.

Listeners can hear the broadcast live or listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.

The Institute for Freedom and Community held the dialogue the evening of January 23 in front of a packed auditorium on the St. Olaf campus.