Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera joined KOSU in November 2015, after serving as the editor of the award-winning online publication the Twin Cities Daily Planet.

Since earning a B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota, she has worked as a radio and video producer for various public radio and television stations throughout Minnesota, including Northern Wilds Media, AmpersKFAIWTIPand several others.

She recently worked with KBFT radio on the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa reservation in northern Minnesota to produce a series of shows about art, culture, history and the environment.

Allison is currently completing a documentary about Native American painter Jim Denomie and lives in Minneapolis with her daughter, Anna.

It's a Friday night and the parking lot of the River Spirit Casino near downtown Tulsa, Okla., is already bustling with traffic and people headed into the casino for a night out.

"The handcuffs represent law enforcement, but the rose is to show my softer side," explained Lighthorse Police Ofcr. Amy Bennett. She's 48 with straight blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail and tattoos, including a pair of handcuffs with a rose threaded through inked down both arms. She heads out on the first call of the night.