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LeftMN Radio Hour 2-10-13

February 10th, 2013

In this weeks LeftMN Radio Hour we welcome Chair of the DFL Ken Martin. Ken was recently re-elected to that post and we talk with him about Governor Dayton's State of the State address, the coming budget battles and the question of overreach. We also talk about what the DFL is doing in the upcoming legislative special elections and issues surrounding the possible distribution of voter files.

Before that, Aaron and myself talk about the SurveyUSA poll that came out this week, "Emo" Erik Paulsen and Governor Dayton's State of the State address.


LeftMN Radio Hour 2-3-2013

February 3rd, 2013

This week on the LeftMN Radio Hour we welcome former Minnesota State Senator and current adviser to Governor Mark Dayton on Energy and the Environment Ellen Anderson. With her we discuss the Minnesota Environmental Congress and other issues surrounding the environment, specifically issues pertinent to Minnesota. A partial list of things we touch on; Minnesota's energy portfolio, sulfide mining, frac sand mining and of course, climate change.

In the first half of the show we play a PSA from Gruesome Glenn Gruenhagen, from Glencoe about why frac sand mining is God's will. We also discuss a stampede of despondent elephants in Arden Hills and an actual, real, live election that happened this week.

LeftMN Radio Hour 1-27-13

January 27th, 2013

This week on the LeftMN Radio Hour, we welcome Ben Golnik of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition to talk about Mark Dayton's budget and the results of the November elections.

Prior to that we discuss the budget more generally and the Public Policy Polling poll that came out last week concerning the two big statewide races in 2014.

LeftMN Radio Hour 1-20-13

January 20th, 2013

On this weeks episode of the LeftMN Radio Hour we welcome Kate Hess Pace and Grant Stevenson from ISAIAH. Right now ISAIAH is working at the legislature to get a Minnesota homeowners bill of rights passed. We talk about that bill specifically, what ISAIAH is doing to help get it passed, and their work more broadly.

Before that we talk with to Iron range blogger and well-rounded Minnesotan Aaron Brown about what Representative Rick Nolan has been up to since starting work again as a Congressman.

LeftMN Radio Hour 1-13-13

January 13th, 2013

On this weeks big show we talk with the Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota Carrie Lucking. With Carrie we discuss ABMs disappointing election night, winning only 26 of the 28 races they targeted. We also discuss what they are going to focus their energies on going forward, now that the DFL has won everything.

Also discussed in this episode, the upcoming Bonus Elections in which one Allen Quist is once again the Republican nominee for elected office in Minnesota. We also discuss the recent Wall Street Journal article about administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota and what it does or does not mean.