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Interviews (Presentations & Podcasts)

Commonwealth Club of California: Presentation Podcast, January 21, 2020.  Podcast of Susan Bartlett Foote's presentation of her book, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls, to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Each year, they bring nearly 500 events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 25,000 members and the public.


KGO 810: The John Rothmann Show, January 20, 2020.  John Rothmann, San Francisco radio talk show host, interviews Susan Bartlett Foote about the Crusade for Forgotten Souls.

KARE 11 Sunrisers Book Club - Facebook Live, August 7, 2019.​  Alicia Lewis and Gia Vang from KARE 11's "#Sunrisers Book Club" interview with local author Susan Bartlett Foote about her book, The Crusade For Forgotten Souls.


Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, May 11, 2019.  Susan tells the story of how Unitarians in Minnesota helped to reform conditions in state mental institutions. Although many reforms were later overturned by conservative politicians and bureaucrats, lessons emerged which apply to us today, the chief one of which is the necessity of being eternally vigilant

KYMN Radio: Northfield, MN 95.1 FM/1080 AM;  ArtZany Radio.​  ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Susan Bartlett Foote to discuss The Crusade for Forgotten Souls.


Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) - Podcast.​  Paul Nelson from RCHS Interviews Susan Bartlett Foote about The Crusade for Forgotten Souls.


KUMD Dulth Public Radio - MN Reads: "The Crusade for Forgotten Souls" by Susan Bartlett Foote" By Lisa Johnson, May 17, 2018.

WCCO 4 News At Noon: “The Crusade for Forgotten Souls” (3:16), Sept. 25, 2018; ​Susan Bartlett Foote spoke with Kim Johnson and Ali Lucia about the history of mental health treatment in Minnesota and her new book.

The Mankato Free Press: "Author says vigilance needed for mental health reforms"; Brian Arola, June 14, 2018.

Isanti County News: "Professor, author brings story of mental health reform to Scout & Morgan", May 31, 2018.

MinnPost: "Careful research unearths unknown catalyst behind Minnesota mental health reform"; Andy Steiner, December 19, 2014.

Related Articles, Blogs & Discussions

STAR TRIBUNE: "Minnesota state hospital worker used angel's touch to bring reforms"Curt Brown, September 14, 2019   (Newspaper PDF)


Minnesota History Magazine, Vol. 64 No. 6 Summer 2015, Pages: 248-261 - "Finding Engla Schey: Catalyst for Mental Hospital Reform in Minnesota" by Susan Bartlett Foote.


University of Minnesota Press Blog: "Uncovering the brave women behind mental-health reform in Minnesota"; April 5, 2018.

The John Rothmann Show 1/20/2020
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