Washington gridlock, elections, pundrity and more all in our chat with Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute. He offers up answers and more questions about all things politics.
Some people think church and state should be the best of friends and others think of them as worst enemies that shouldn't even be in the same room together. How does this all play out in the real world? How did it get this way and what can be done about it? We talked with Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.
Our first guest cancelled! Fortunately, Metropolitan Council Chair Adam Duininck was able to come on the show. We talked about major transit plans for the region, how the council operates and some recent controversy.
We hosted our most controversial show yet! Really? Probably not, but it seemed that way due to the volume of emails, phone calls, and social media posts that we received. We sat down and talked with Ale Matos (Star Tribune), Christopher Magan (Pioneer Press) and Beth Hawkins (Education Post) about the state of education in Minnesota.
What does Minneapolis do to attract visitors and what goes into a proposal for hosting a major conference or event the Super Bowl? Meet Minneapolis has the answers and it's not to keep building more stadiums.
We spoke with Doug Chapin, Director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, about our electoral system, voting in Minnesota, and how he has several degrees, but none from the electoral college.
What's it like to be the first Millennial on the Minneapolis City Council? He certainly brings a younger perspective on the issues and sometimes has to help the other council members when their computer crashes.
We talked with Anthony Newby, ED of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, the Minneapolis President of the NAACP, Professor of Law at St. Thomas University and organizer with #BlackLivesMatter Minneapolis.
Tom Fisher, former Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and the 5th most published author on architecture in America talks with us about how our world will change, the importance of design, and he looks into his crystal ball to talk about the future of driver less cars.
Economist and author, Chris Ferrell joins us to talk about Unretirement, the idea of the Greatest Generation reentering the workforce after retirement and he reveals this one stock tip which will all make us millionaires.
Jacob Frey, City Councilman for Ward 3 in Minneapolis, talks about issues that are important to him, the future of Minneapolis and how he may be the fastest city councilman we've had.
The CEO of American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio, Jon McTaggart, joins us to talk about what radio was like in the old days, why MPR listeners are curious, and what the future holds for radio.
We talked with US Congressman Keith Ellison about the issues that are most important to him. He spoke about minimum wage laws, the #BlackLivesMatter protest at the Mall of America, the 50th Anniversary of the March on Selma, right to work laws, and immigration reform.
We talked with Charlie Zelle, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation about what it means to be the Poseidon of roads, tracks, and waterways in the state of Minnesota. Before you ask, Amazon drones are not under his purview.
Energy policy is one of those issues that we can all agree on, right? Wrong! We had three guests, Ben Gerber (Manager of Energy Policy and Labor/Management Policy at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce), Michael Nobel (CEO of Fresh Energy) and Peter Nelson (Director of Public Policy at the center of the American Experiment. The room was electric and the crowd was feisty. Who won the debate? That's for you to decide.
Philanthropy is changing, both on an individual level as well as an institutional level. Jennifer Ford Reedy took the helm at the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation at the tailend of the Great Recession. We’ll talk about being at the helm of one of the region’s largest foundations, and if it gets annoying to receive President Bush’s fan mail.
The honorable Paul Anderson served as Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1994 to 2013. During that time he heard seminal cases on everything from the independence of medical examiners, to bail laws, to a much-discussed recount in Minnesota’s 2008 U.S. senate race.