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Golden Moments, and more!

MRID Golden moments


DOUG BAHL

This interview with Douglas “Doug” Bahl (DB) was incorporated into the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview was originally produced by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro Division (DHHSD) of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This interview took place in 1997. The interviewer was Robert “Bob” Cook (BC).

~MRID Fifty Committee



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LLOYD AND KATHLEEN MOE

(MRID's first MOTY)

This interview with Lloyd Moe (LM) and Kathleen Moe (KM) was incorporated into the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview was originally produced by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro Division (DHHSD) of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This interview took place in 1997. The interviewer was Robert “Bob” Cook (BC)..

~MRID Fifty Committee



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GORDON ALLEN

This interview with Gordon Allen (GA) was incorporated into the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview was originally produced by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro Division (DHHSD) of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This interview took place in 1997. The interviewer was Robert “Bob” Cook (BC).

~MRID Fifty Committee


Captioning is embedded at YouTube


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GERALD "BUMMY" BURSTEIN

This interview with Gerald “Bummy” Burstein (GB) was conducted for the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview took place on October 1, 2010. The interviewer was Douglas Bahl (DB).

~MRID Fifty Committee


Captioning is embedded at YouTube


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BOB HARRIS

This interview with Robert “Bob” Harris (RH) was incorporated into the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview was originally produced by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro Division (DHHSD) of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This interview took place in 1997. The interviewer was Robert “Bob” Cook (BC).

~MRID Fifty Committee


Captioning is embedded at YouTube


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JAMES "JIM" JONES

This interview with James “Jim” Jones (JJ) was incorporated into the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview was originally produced by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro Division (DHHSD) of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This interview took place in 1997. The interviewer was Robert “Bob” Cook (BC).

~MRID Fifty Committee


Captioning is embedded at YouTube


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DOUG BAHL

This interview with Douglas “Doug” Bahl on Charles Thompson Memorial Hall’s history was incorporated into the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans’ (MNCDHH) Oral-Visual History Project. This interview was originally produced by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Metro Division (DHHSD). This interview took place in 1997. The interviewer was Robert “Bob” Cook.

~MRID Fifty Committee


Captioning is embedded at YouTube


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MEL CARTER

Mel Carter was one of MRID's first board members in 1971. He shares a historical moment of when the interpreting profession shifted from primarily CODAs to graduates from a six-week interpreting program.

~MRID Fifty Committee


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JILL HARTMAN & ALBERT WALLA

Enjoy this video of Jill Hartman and Albert Walla reminiscing about their experience interpreting in Minnesota over the years.

~MRID Fifty Committee

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JANAHNE MCCREADY JOHNSON

Can you imagine a time where there were no interpreter training programs?In 1976, St. Paul - TVI was the only one in the region; a 6-week ITP! JaNahne McCready Johnson and Becky Carlson would travel to 11 different states within the region working with interpreters training them to improve their skills for work. Now, Minnesota has the top interpreters in the whole country!

~MRID Fifty Committee

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NEIL JOHNSON

Do you remember the first day of class with Neil Johnson, or should I say, Josnhoj Lien?

~MRID Fifty Committee

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PATTY GORDON, MARI MAGLER,

PAULA GAJEWSKI MICKELSON

Patty Gordon, Mari Magler, and Paula Gajewski Mickelson reflect on the making of the MN Educational Interpreter Law.

~MRID Fifty Committee

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STACEY FERGUSON

Thank you to our 2013 MOTY, Stacey Ferguson, for her kind words about the dedicated work MRID has done over the years!

~MRID Fifty Committee

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NATHAN ELLIS

2016 MRID President Nathan Ellis recalls the 2015 motion of when Curt Slater and Ashley Butcher motioned to recognize ASL as the official language of MRID.

~MRID Fifty Committee

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JESSALYN AKERMAN-FRANK

Jessalyn Akerman-Frank recognizes MRID for demonstrating what it is to be a true community partner!Congratulations again to our 2019 Lion Roar's Humanitarian Award Recipient!!

~MRID Fifty Committee

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MEGAN FREDIN BOLDUC

Megan Fredin Bolduc gives us a glimpse into what it was like during some of MRID's transition years and the creation of our current board structure! And, congratulations again to our 2020 MOTY!

~MRID Fifty Committee

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in memoriam

June 6, 2021












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to read more about MRID's "In Memoriam"



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MARILYN MITCHELL

Marilyn Mitchell shares her journey to Minnesota in 1966 and how welcoming the Deaf community was to her family -- her heart remains here. 


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Marilyn Mitchell wearing glasses, a long sleeve grey shirt, holding a COVID vaccination card and signing the "I Love You" sign.


MRID Golden moments

May 27, 2021




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kick off

April 24, 2021


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