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TruthToTell: Community Connections- Bottineau: Coming or Going?

This is the first edition of the TruthToTell: Community Connections series, a 12 episode series of special TruthToTell programs looking at key issues facing various communities around the Twin Cities Metro and across Minnesota.

LAST CHANCE DAY - QUICK - HELP CIVIC-MEDIA AMPLIFY YOUR COMMUNITY’S VOICES- AND TAKE A DEDUCTION, TOO!

Remember, CivicMedia and TruthToTell is your your link to real discussions about important issues affecting your community, your city, your state - and tackles the tough questions most other media won't touch - and we involve you in every discussion.

PLEASE help us continue this work! Donate Today and take a deduction this year!

TruthToTell and CivicMedia-Minnesota - Partners in Amplifying Community Voices and Issues - PLEASE GIVE

On-air date: 
Mon, 12/26/2011

Over more than five years, CivicMedia and KFAI have brought you over 300 conversations about the critical issues our communities face on a daily and weekly basis in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Now, as 2011 comes to a close, you can score a year-end tax deduction by donating to our parent CivicMedia-Minnesota, and we'll do an even better job, we know.

PLEASE HELP US BRING YOU THESE IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST –

DONATE to CIVICMEDIA-MINNESOTA HERE!  And THANK YOU!

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55:43 minutes (51.01 MB)

REMINDER: Fundraiser for TruthToTell - September 22nd - 3114 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55416

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TruthToTell and CivicMedia's first fundraiser Wednesday, September 22nd from 7:00-9:00PM, hosted by Barbra Wiener and co-hosted by 35 Friends and Fellow Travelers*

At the home of George Reid,  3114 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55416  View Larger Map 

Join us for an evening of great food and fun - and a little more about TTT and CivicMedia and First Person Radio, TTT's newest sibling.

DONATION: $50 - more if you can, less if you can't. 3114 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55416  View Larger Map 

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REMINDER: Fundraiser for TruthToTell - September 22nd - 3114 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55416

JOIN US

TruthToTell and CivicMedia's first fundraiser Wednesday, September 22nd from 7:00-9:00PM, hosted by Barbra Wiener and co-hosted by 35 Friends and Fellow Travelers: 

At the home of George Reid,  3114 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55416  View Larger Map 

Cohosts


Join us for an evening of great food and fun - and a little more about TTT and CivicMedia and First Person Radio, TTT's newest sibling.

DONATION: $50 - more if you can, less if you can't. RSVP HERE. Hope to see you on the 22nd.

Also DONATE HERE

TTT MON. Sept 13-9:00AM: Whither Corporate Campaigning? - KFAI-90.3/106.7/Listen @ KFAI.org; CivicMedia Fundraiser; Labor Day Show Audio File

TruthToTell and CivicMedia are having our first fundraiser Wednesday, September 22nd from 7:00-9:00PM, hosted by Barbra Wiener and co-hosted by 25 Friends and Fellow Travelers. The event will be held at the home of George Reid3114 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55416 View Larger Map. Please join us for an evening of great food and fun - and a little more about TTT and CivicMedia and First Person Radio, TTT's newest sibling.  RSVP HERE. Hope to see you on the 22nd.

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Do Target and Best Buy serve as prime examples of why corporate donations to political campaigns may not be wise investments? Is the flap over donations to Republican Tom Emmer's campaign a short-sighted result of not thinking ahead to the effect on bottom lines and shareholder discontent, not to mention customer backlash.

This may be the first inkling of the fallout over the US Supreme Court's Citizen United decision granting corporations the freedom to donate directly to political campaigns, not just to independent expenditures and phony fronts that try to undermine candidate credibility.

Labor Day - once a lively celebration of both work and workers on the first Monday of September – is rapidly becoming a frighteningly clear symbol of where work and the economy have flown over the past many years - offshore. As almost every facet of the economy (except banking itself) is dropping to rock bottom with little hope of recovery except the wealth of investment bakers and corporate CEO's, etc. Two weeks ago, JobsNow Coalition director, Kris Jacobs, said it as simply as it can be said: "the jobs aren't coming back because employers no longer need workers to make money.

With Kris Jacobs on that TTT show was Steve Francisco of the Minnesota Budget Project, neither feeling at all sanguine about the future, but before our conversation, on that same program, we heard the first half of a great talk by DC Economist Dean Bakerthat sets the stage both for our later discussion and for his proposal for a special sort of revenue stream to feed the treasury and the deficit from the millions of stocks and bonds transactions occurring every day, despite the Great recession.

Andy Driscoll: We, the Ungovernable

My friend, former State Senator and Author, John Milton, penned a short piece on the ungovernability of the US, to which I found myself following up with something of rambling dissertation on how this country is ungovernable for many reasons, many of which are embodied in the current political construct and atmosphere, both structural, that is, and by the Senate Club's design.