Voter ID

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Voter ID February 11th, 2012 Carol Johnson, board member of Citizens for Election Integrity, MN., and Jennifer Jewell Thomas, coordinator of the Voting Rights Group, MN Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance, co-authors of Facts About Ineligible Voting and Voter Fraud in MN lead a discussion opposing voter photo id. Video: Democracy for All?

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Vance Opperman – Politics and Government

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Vance Opperman January 14th, 2012 Businessman and long-time DFLer Vance Opperman, shares his perspective on politics and government.

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Future of the Minnesota Legislature

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Future of the Minnesota Legislature December 10th, 2011 Representative Paul Thissen (DFL-63A) talks about the future of the Minnesota legislature.

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Building the Progressive Base

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Building the Progressive Base November 12th, 2011 Tom Vellenga is president of Heartland Democracy, a new group using direct public engagement strategies to win over Midwestern hearts and minds to progressive goals. In all of its work, Heartland integrates progressive values and thinking across subjects to build a coherent approach.

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Jill Davis & Jenny Arneson – Minneapolis Public Schools

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Jill Davis & Jenny Arneson, Minneapolis Public Schools October 8th, 2011 Minneapolis School Board Directors Jill Davis & Jenny Arneson talk about challenges and strengths of the Minneapolis Public Schools and respond to questions from an interested audience.

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Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Sen. Larry Pogemiller

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Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Sen. Larry Pogemiller September 10th, 2011 Can the legislature ever raise taxes? Will next year’s budget require another one-time fix? Where are the jobs? House and Senate representatives answer these questions and more on this Stone Arch discussion podcast.

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Steve Fletcher – MN Organizing for Change

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Steve Fletcher from MN Organizing for Change August 13th, 2011 MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change brings grassroots organizing to issues like great public schools and supporting low-income families damaged by the mortgage crisis. Steve Fletcher, the executive director, shares the mission and work of this new organization.

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Minneapolis Parks: Vision for the Riverfront

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Minneapolis Parks: Vision for the Riverfront June 11th, 2011 Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Liz Wielinski, and Mary Delaittre from Groundwork, talk about proposals for the Upper Mississippi River development plan. Download: Upper River Development Map 

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Matt Kane – Smart Investments in Transportation

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Smart Investments in Transportation May 14th, 2011 Matt Kane is a policy and research analyst with Growth and Justice. This podcast is a discussion of traffic congestion, freight, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and better connecting low-income Minnesotans to jobs.

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Peter Wagenius – Getting There Faster

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Getting There Faster April 9th, 2011 Peter Wagenius, Policy Director for City of Minneapolis, specializing in transportation discusses transit innovations, including streetcars on Central Avenue. Download: Powerpoint | Start Tribune Article  

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