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Apply for Doc U!

Doc U is a fifteen week program for beginner media makers. This program is designed for folks who have little to no previous experience working with video or have experience in video, but not in storytelling. 



Executive Director Transition

SPNN seeks a collaborative community oriented leader as our next Executive Director. Position is open until filled with applicant screening beginning on April 12. You can find more information here. 

SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills. We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area. We partner with organizations to create studio programs. Through our programs and classes we help youth and adults learn media making skills. There are many ways you can be involved with SPNN, find the way that is right for you!

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Highlighted Media

SPNN has a podcast that talks with local artists, several television shows and one of productions created by our production team, media produced by youth and program participants. Below is a sampling of some of our most recent work. 

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    SPNN Podcast

    The SPNN podcast talks with local artists and activists about their work, their communities, and issues that are important to them. You can catch our latest podcast anywhere you get your podcasts. 

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    Rebuilding Together MN

    Host Martin Ludden talks with Executive Director Kathy Greiner and Board Member Donnie Brown of Rebuilding Together MN, which works year-round to sustain healthy neighborhoods and ensure that people in need can live independently and safely in their homes through a variety of programs that ensure safe, healthy homes and gathering spaces.

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    Disability Viewpoints

    Host Mark Hughes talks with Jesse Bethke Gomez, Executive Director of MCIL-MN, the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living Minnesota, and we get a legislative update from Trevor Turner, Public Policy Director at the MN Council on Disability.

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