Public Affairs

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Lake Superior Zoo CEO Sam Maida on damage, cleanup & recovery efforts after the big Duluth flood

Bob spoke with Lake Superior Zoo CEO Sam Maida June 29 in the wake of extensive damage caused by heavy rainfall and flooding in Duluth. You can check out their website to follow the recovery progress.


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U of MN law professor Daniel Schwarcz demystifies recently upheld health care law

Buck spoke June 29 with Prof. Daniel Schwarcz about the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding health care reform. He explained what the law does, and how it might affect our pocketbooks and the way we access health care.


"Looking at other community centers" interview series

Looking At Other Community Centers: Part 3

As planning for a new Cook County Community Center continues, we're taking a closer look at schools around the state that have attached community centers, to find out how that’s working and what


"Looking at other community centers" interview series

Looking At Other Community Centers: Part 2

As planning for a new Cook County Community Center continues, we're taking a closer look at schools around the state that have attached community centers, to find out how that’s working and what


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YMCA CEO Chris Francis on Community Center partnership

As planning for a new Cook County Community Center continues, one of the options being looked at is a management partnership with the Duluth YMCA.


"Looking at other community centers" interview series

Looking At Other Community Centers: Part 1

As planning for a new Cook County Community Center continues, we're taking a closer look at schools around the state that have attached community centers, to find out how that’s working and what


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Relatives of Titanic sinking victim recount memorial cruise 100 years later

 

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 27 with Jane and Frank Allen of Devon, England, about their recent experience on the Titanic memorial cruise. The ship retraced the 1912 route of the Titanic, arriving at the sinking site exactly 100 years later, where a special service was held. Jane's great-uncle Thomas Pears, who was on his honeymoon on the Titanic, perished in the disaster.


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Social ethics professor & author Gary Dorrien on Obama...has he lived up to his promises?

Bob spoke Mar. 30 with Gary Dorrien, professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and author of "The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective." Has Obama been a major disappointment, or has he made significant strides for the country?


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Community members share thoughts on Community Center at Public Input Meeting

The Cook County Community Center Steering Committee held a public input meeting on Tuesday night. Over 30 people attended the meeting, and WTIP’s Kelly Schoenfelder has this report.


 

It's not a 'post-gender' world yet...Minnesota women & girls still shortchanged

Bob spoke Mar. 23 with Debra Fitzpatrick, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, U of MN, about their recent report on the status of women and girls in Minnesota. You can find the report here. You might be surprised at how far women haven't come, even in 2012.