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Entries from December 2012

LeftMN Radio Hour 12-30-12

December 30th, 2012 · Comments

On this final LeftMN Radio Hour before the new year, we replay two of our favorite interviews from the last year. First, our interview with former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson about the Photo Voter ID Amendment.

Many people have speculated that it was Gov. Carlson's advocacy against the amendment that may have helped to turn the tide in the last few weeks.

In the second half of the show we replay our interview with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. With talked with him about his advocacy against the Marriage Amendment as well as some other topics.

Happy New Year!

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LeftMN Radio Hour 12-23-12

December 23rd, 2012 · Comments

This week on the LeftMN Radio Hour we wrap things up for the year, including a discussion of the possibility that Allen Quist might run for the soon to be open Minnesota House district 19A seat.

Taking a cue from MN Progressive Project's worst legislator article, we offer our own submission in the form of a reprise of an old interview with Brick City Blog's Sean Olsen concerning one Ernest Leidiger.

And with bipartisan talk of Minnesota joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, we replay the interview we did with that groups President, Barry Fadem.

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LeftMN Radio Hour 12-16-12

December 16th, 2012 · Comments

This week on the LeftMN Radio Hour, we (re-)welcome Representative-elect Jason Isaacson (@JDIsaacson) from 42B. The fighting 42nd... B. With Representative-elect Isaacson we talk about his campaign, freshman legislative orientation, and what he's going to be focusing on in his first session as a legislator. Oh, of course we talk about the budget as well.

This interview was also on last weeks podcast, but due to a technical issue (producer incompetence) the previous weeks show actually played on the radio.

We spend the first segment, as we always do, talking about the week in Minnesota Politics. In the second segment, we discuss the tragic events in Newton, Connecticut and ruminate on what can be done to prevent such events in the future.

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LeftMN Radio Hour 12-9-12

December 9th, 2012 · Comments

This week on the LeftMN Radio Hour, we welcome Representative-elect Jason Isaacson (@JDIsaacson) from 42B. The fighting 42nd... B. With Representative-elect Isaacson we talk about his campaign, freshman legislative orientation, and what he's going to be focusing on in his first session as a legislator. Oh, of course we talk about the budget as well.

We spend the rest of the time bloviating about such things as how awesome I am at the Twitter, hint, pretty freaking awesome. The Great Mentioner, who is he exactly? Possibly competitive elections for Minneapolis Mayor (maybe) and City Council (fur sure). And how two National issues may effect the goings on at the Capitol this session.

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LeftMN Radio Hour 12-2-12

December 2nd, 2012 · Comments

On the LeftMN Radio Hour this week we talk with Rich Neumeister (@richneumeister), proprietor of Open Secrets, about privacy and many of the issues surrounding it. License plate readers is just one of the many new technologies that are changing the nature of privacy. Rich is on the front lines of this battle for transparency at the Minnesota Legislature.

We also talk about the week in news; Mary Franson, Cindy Pugh and John Kriesel feature prominently in this discussion. We then discuss the recent shooting in Little Falls.

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