Born in Somalia, Warsame is currently the highest level elected Somali-American in the country. We will ask him about his incredible personal story, his views on local politics, and (because it’s a show about Minneapolis) probably about parking.
What’s life really like at city hall? R.T. Rybak served three terms as mayor of Minneapolis, and he has a new book out about his time there.
With the exception of certain witches, everyone needs water and in the land of 10,000 lakes we’re lucky to have lots of it. But recent crises in places like Michigan, and even reports about Minnesota’s own water quality are raising a lot of questions and concerns.
The proposed Sandpiper Pipeline Project has divided citizens and communities questions of environmental impact, economic opportunities, Native American treaty rights, and concerns over the alternative freight traffic currently carrying much of the oil. Sounds like a really light, fun way to close out T2P2’s spring season!
The Star Tribune’s James Shiffer has written a new book about Minneapolis’s Skid Row and its king. We’re going to bring those stories to life on stage through improv.
We’ve all heard about the death of small towns both here in Minnesota and across the country. But are things so simple and dire?
The Atlantic Magazine’s City Lab project called the debate over affordable housing in the Twin Cities the fiercest housing battle in America. So what better place to flesh it out than an improv comedy show?
Minnesota’s second-in-command is our extra special guest for the season kick-off of T2P2.
Test your knowledge of Minnesota news from 2015 against a six of the state's funniest humans.
School's back in session, and before everyone goes on Thanksgiving break, we're going to talk with a couple of the smartest people covering education in Minnesota.
It's a surprise, hence the title
Have you ever had trouble convincing friends from other parts of the country to visit you in the Twin Cities?
We'll talk with Doug Chapin, Head of Humphrey School's Elections Academy about his favorite hummus recipe...kidding, we'll talk about elections!
Elected in 2013, Minneapolis Council Member Andrew Johnson, has made a name for himself simultaneously digging into the city's past and future.
We'll ask Neighborhoods Organizing for Change executive director, Anthony Newby, about the challenges and opportunities facing communities of color.
Design...Like Reggio Godfrey movie, everyone talks about it, but does anyone actually get it? Professor Thomas Fisher of the University of Minnesota Architecture School does
A Special Show only for those that backed us at the $100 level or higher on our Kickstarter. We'll share what we learned in DC.
Just weeks before the Supreme Court opens its new term, Tom Goldstein, founder and editor of SCOTUSblog, and Dahlia Lithwick who covers the Supreme Court for Slate Magazine, will join T2P2 to talk all things judiciary. We’ll ask them what to watch for in the coming term and which justice wore their robes the best.
David Plotz is the former editor-in-chief of Slate and now CEO of Atlas Obscura. Plotz has written multiple books, comments on national politics weekly as part of the Slate Gabfest and now runs a site all about getting people to explore the hidden places in their communities. We’ll ask him the best place in D.C. to get your head shaved.
What will happen when first-term congressman Tom Emmer (MN-6, GOP) is The Theater of Public Policy’s on-stage guest? What about if some of his fellow Minnesotan congressional delegation join him? Will we end partisan bickering with improv comedy? Or, in true Minnesota fashion, just talk about the weather?
Chris Farrell, Senior Economics Contributor to American Public Media’s Marketplace, and Cardiff Garcia, US editor of the Financial Times’s Alphaville, join us to make sense of the Fed’s interest rate policies, “un-retirement,” globalization, and what the heck is going on in Cuba. All in 90 minutes or less!
They say an improv comedy show about infrastructure investment policy can’t possibly be funny. We’ll find out if they’re right when Vinn White, U.S. DOT Senior Transportation Policy Advisor, and Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers, join us to talk roads, bridges, transit, and dedicated lanes for hover-bikes.
American Enterprise Institute scholar, The Atlantic columnist, and most importantly, native Minnesotan, Norm Orstein joins T2P2 to discuss political polarization, constitutional crises, and what’s worse, Minnesota in February or D.C. in August.
You’re not supposed to talk about politics or religion at the dinner table. But what about during an improv comedy show? T2P2 will talk with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Executive Director the Reverend Barry Lynn about why he thinks God should stay at least 30 feet away from government at all times.
Those newly proposed parks in Minneapolis may be a good idea, but how are we going to find the money to fund them? Can we afford to expand our park system -- or would we be crazy not to?
Some people’s favorite civics-inspired improv comedy company is looking for new talent. Come audition to join the team!
Come find out what station he has his radio tuned to when it's first turned on.
We'll talk with Minnesota's state economist and ask her how big is the mattress that Minnesota keeps its money under.
Mark Ritchie wants a World's Fair to be held in Minnesota. There are a number of obstacles in place including the fact that the USA is currently not eligible to host one. That isn't stopping his efforts. He has already decided on the signature architectural piece. (Hint: It's the Seattle Space Needle, except upside down.)
US Congressman, Keith Ellison will appear on our improv comedy show. Buy your ticket now, it will sell out.
Transportation is the topic of the night. One lucky guest may get a highway named after them.
We'll debate energy with Michael Noble, CEO of Fresh Energy, Nelson, Policy Director at the Center of the American Experiment, and Ben Gerber, MN Chamber of Commerce.
Rep. Nick Zerwas (R-Forest Lake) and Rep. Dan Schoen (DFL–St. Paul) join us for a 2015 legislative update–straight from the Donkey and the Elephant's mouths.
A night of improv, action, and planning what to do next with the Young Nonprofit Professional's Network and The Theater of Public Policy.