coverage

SPECIAL TONIGHT-9:00PM: ELECTION COVERAGE with ANDY DRISCOLL & MICHELLE ALIMORADI-KFAI FM 90.3/106.7 & Streaming LIVE KFAI.org

ELECTION DAY IN ST. PAUL!!! You have until 8:00PM to cast your ballot as responsible citizens of the city. In addition to having a bit of fun with the new Ranked Choice Voting system for City Council, you have a chance to step to the plate to pick your legislative leadership and school officials for the next four years.

THEN - LISTEN IN TONIGHT!

9:00PM-ON KFAI , Michelle Alimoradi and Andy Driscoll will be co-anchoring ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE - featuring guests:

JOE MANSKY - Director, Ramsey County Elections Bureau

YUSEF MGENI,Ward One activist and former St. Paul Schools Minority Education Director 

KAZOUA KONG-THAO -Retiring School Board Member

 

[NO PHOTO AVAILABLE for Anne White]

ANNE WHITE - Union Park Community Council Board Member and its Land Use Chair, as well as President of the Central Corridor group - District Councils Collaborative of St. Paul & Minneapolis.

TUNE IN at 9:00 - KFAI FM 90.3/106.7 or Streaming LIVE at www.KFAI.org

SPECIAL: ELECTION COVERAGE with ANDY DRISCOLL & MICHELLE ALIMORADI-AUDIO BELOW

On-air date: 
Tue, 11/08/2011

ELECTION DAY IN ST. PAUL!!! HEAR IT INSIDE!

It tested - successfully thus far - the new Ranked Choice Voting system for electing the City Council, and one race will go to a second choice count - Ward 2 - where incumbent Dave Thune was being challenged by two active campaigners - Green Party-endorsed Jim Ivey and artist and picture framing independent Bill Hosko. Cynthia Schanno and Sharon Anderson will be dropped from contention following their low vote totals.

Other highlights: Two first-round victories in multi-candidate races: Ward 1 incumbent Melvin Carter III won more decisively than some thought he might - with 62% of the vote over closest challenger Johnny Howard. In Ward 3, DFL-endorsed Chris Tolbert eked out a 51% majority to defeat his closest rival, independent John Mannillo.

In a very tight two-way race, challenger Amy Brendmoen barely defeated incumbent two-term Ward 5 councilmember Lee Helgen.

Other races were slam-dunks for incumbents: Ward 4 incumbent Russ Stark marched through with 77% of the vote over Curtis Stock; Ward 6 incumbent Dan Bostrom was chllenged more closely by Green Party-endorsed Bee Kevin Xiong and Ward 7's Kathy Lantry ran unopposed.

Of the ten candidates in the School Board race, all four DFL-endorsed contenders walked into office, including incumbents Anne Carroll and Keith Hardy and newcomers Louise Seeba and Mary Doran. 

TTT's Michelle Alimoradi and Andy Driscoll co-anchored Tuesday evening's coverage, which featured guests:

KAZOUA KONG-THAO - Retiring School Board Member

ANNE WHITE - Union Park Community Council Board Member and its Land Use Chair, as well as Past President of the Central Corridor group, District Councils Collaborative of St. Paul & Minneapolis.

YUSEF MGENI - Ward One activist; retired St. Paul Schools Director of Education Equity; former Executive Director of The Urban Coalition


62:24 minutes (114.26 MB)

TruthToTell, Mon., June 20-9AM: T.R. REID: Why Can't The US Do Healthcare Right?-KFAI FM 90.3/106.7/KFAI.org; First Person Radio-Jun 22: SARAH JAMES: Arctic Village Activist

We’re recorded this week, but check us out next week and call in to talk about Cops and the Code of Silence once again. Also, back next week on Livestream.com/TruthToTellMN .

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

TruthToTell, Mon., June 20-9AM: T.R. REID: Why Can't The US Do Healthcare Right?

This week, we bring you an excellent talk by former Washington Post correspondent, T.R. Reid, who spoke to a gala gathering of some 250-300 single-payer advocates at Macalester College in mid-June. The event brought together the Minnesota Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP) and the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition (MUHCC). Reid spoke about his experiences research and writing his book, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, on the differences among health care systems throughout the industrialized world and asking us all why reasonably priced universal health care continues to elude us even as our friends and enemies overseas and next door cover everyone from womb to tomb and still pay less than half that of the US health system.

T.R. Reid is one of those people whose conversational tone makes it seem as though you’re talking over the backyard fence, but whose deep insights brought us a flavor of his overseas assignments, especially Japan, on National Public Radio for many years.

From his website:

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation’s best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for the Washington Post, his books and documentary films, and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio. He majored in Classics at Princeton University, where he has since done some teaching, and served as a naval officer, a teacher, and various other jobs. At the Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns. He was the Post's bureau chief in Tokyo and in London. His story revealing the secret engagement of Crown Prince Naruhito is known in Japan as the dai-sukoopu – that is, “the great scoop.”

Reid has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, for PBS, and for the A&E network. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” He has written six books in English and three in Japanese and has translated one book from the Japanese. His most recent book, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, came out in 2009 and became a national best-seller. PBS Frontline produced two documentary films, “A Second Opinion” and “Sick Around the World,” following Reid as he reported that book.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

First Person Radio-Jun 22: SARAH JAMES: Arctic Village Activist -AUDIO HERE

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

Listen to last week's program with L. Frank Manriquez HERE.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

First Person Radio hosts Laura Waterman Wittstock and Richard LaFortune talk with Sarah James, a native Gwich'in from Arctic Village, Alaska, USA, and a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002, together with Jonathon Solomon and Norma Kassi. They received the prize for their struggles for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) from plans of oil exploration and drilling. Oil and gas exploration would disturb the life cycle of the Porcupine caribou, a foundation of the Gwich'in culture for 20,000 years.

Sarah is the board chair and a spokesperson for the Gwich’in Steering Committee, and has educated people around the world about the porcupine-caribou herd and the importance of protecting “the Sacred Place where Life Begins” (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) from oil exploration and drilling. She has received many awards, including the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, the National Conservation Land Trust Award and the Ecotrust Award for Indigenous Leadership