Dave Orrick, Reporter, St. Paul Pioneer Press
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the Pioneer Press’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Yet St. Paul’s daily newspaper is in a precarious spot. New ownership of the paper has been cutting newsroom staff, despite generating profits. Pioneer Press journalist Dave Orrick joins us.
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Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm
What is the show?
Described “As if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL,” The Theater of Public Policy has garnered national media attention and fans for its unique blend of serious issues and improv comedy.
Shows open with a lively conversation with a newsmaker or policy wonk.
That conversation inspires a team of Minnesota’s most sharpest improvisers, who create entirely spontaneous sketches based on the interview.
The expert guest(s) then answers questions from the audience.
The show wraps with one last round of improv from the cast.