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TTT This Week: March28-9AM: SENATE DISTRICT 66 PRIMARY CANDIDATES; First Person Radio: March 23: TOM GOLDTOOTH: Environmental Watchdog

TruthToTell, March 28: SENATE DISTRICT 66 PRIMARY: Who Should Replace Ellen Anderson? - KFAI FM 90.3/106.7/KFAI.org

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Who should step into the very large shoes left by State Senator Ellen Anderson, who will step down to chair the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission? Anderson has served her district since 1993 and for most of that time was a member of and/or chaired the Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications Committee. An attorney and specialist in energy issues and utilities, Anderson will preside over the five-member body that sets rates and rate policy for the state's monopoly utilities in gas, electric, telephone and other energy generation companies. Anderson leave a lengthy legacy of strong representation and expertise.

 

 

Senate District 66 covers the Northern swath of St. Paul from around Highway 280 east to Arcade Street. It is almost surely going to be represented by a DFL senator. Who that should be will be determined this coming Tuesday, March 29. Polls will open at 7:00AM and close at 8:00PM. Details from the Ramsey County Elections Bureau can be found HERE.

The DFL candidates who filed for the office and stuck with it are: Representative John Lesch, currently in the House from District 66A. His 66B counterpart, Alice Hausman, declined to run. That left the door open to former state Representative Mary Jo McGuire,who served for several terms until redistricting placed her in the same district with Hausman, so she deferred to Hausman. A third candidate, Steven Marchesestayed in the race when several other filers dropped out. All three candidates are lawyers.

The Republicans endorsed perennial candidate Greg Copeland, who ran for this seat last year as well.

TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL talks with the three DFL candidates, one of which is likely to be the next state senator from the very DFL (if often conservative) Senate District 66 in hopes that the discussion will  spur greater turnout for the primary election the next day.

GUESTS:

Representative John Lesch, DFL-66A.

Former Representative Mary Jo McGuire

Steven Marchese - Attorney

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First Person Radio March 23@: TOM GOLDTOOTH: Organizing for Equity - Audio File Below

First Person Radio hosts Laura Waterman Wittstock and Richard LaFortune with Andy Driscoll talk with Tom Goldtooth, internationally acclaimed organizer and activist for indigenous environmental equity. He has also worked extensively on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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Tom B.K. Goldtooth is the executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network based at Bemidji, Minnesota. An enrolled Navajo, he has been awarded with recognition of his achievements throughout the past 35 years as an activist for social change within the Native American community. He served as the Executive Director of the St. Paul American Indian Center in the early 1980’s.

In St. Paul, Goldtooth developed the American Indian Family and Children Services, with the establishment of a state-licensed Native foster care program. From his leadership at Red Lake Nation addressing tribal environmental equity concerns with a lack of federal appropriations in supporting tribal-based environmental protection to the First National People of Color Environmental Justice Leadership Summit in 1991 in Washington D.C. to the 2010 World Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia and the recent United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, Tom Goldtooth has become an environmental justice leader, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

In 2000, he co-produced an award-winning documentary film, Drumbeat for Mother Earth, which addresses the affects of bio-accumulative chemicals on Native people. Tom is a Sun Dance leader and active in his ceremonial responsibilities. He is known for implementing innovative approaches for inspiring Native young people and students to take leadership in building healthy and sustainable Native communities.


TruthToTell, March 28: SENATE DISTRICT 66 PRIMARY: Who Should Replace Ellen Anderson?-AUDIO UP NOW

On-air date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

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Who should step into the very large shoes left by State Senator Ellen Anderson, who will step down to chair the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission? Anderson has served her district since 1993 and for most of that time was a member of and/or chaired the Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications Committee. An attorney and specialist in energy issues and utilities, Anderson will preside over the five-member body that sets rates and rate policy for the state's monopoly utilities in gas, electric, telephone and other energy generation companies. Anderson leave a lengthy legacy of strong representation and expertise.

GUESTS:

Representative John Lesch, DFL-66A.

Former Representative Mary Jo McGuire


Steven Marchese - Attorney

Senate District 66 covers the Northern swath of St. Paul and Falcon Heights from around Highway 280 east to Arcade Street and bordering on the North at Larpenteur Ave. It is almost surely going to be represented by a DFL senator. Who that should be will be determined this coming Tuesday, March 29. Polls will open at 7:00AM and close at 8:00PM. The General Election will be held April 12. Details from the Ramsey County Elections Bureau can be found HERE.

The DFL candidates who filed for the office and stuck with it are: Representative John Lesch, currently in the House from District 66A. His 66B counterpart, Alice Hausman, declined to run. That left the door open to former state Representative Mary Jo McGuire, who served for several terms until redistricting placed her in the same district with Hausman, so she deferred to Hausman. A third candidate, Steven Marchese, stayed in the race when several other filers dropped out. All three candidates are lawyers.

The Republicans endorsed perennial candidate Greg Copeland, who ran for this seat last year as well.

TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL talks with the three DFL candidates, one of which is likely to be the next state senator from the very DFL (if often conservative) Senate District 66 in hopes that the discussion will  spur greater turnout for the primary election the next day.


58:09 minutes (26.63 MB)

PODCAST HERE: TTT MON. Aug 2: PRIMARY FOCUS 2010: Primary Contenders for Ramsey County District Judge

On-air date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010

TTT airs at 9:00 AM Mondays on KFAI FM 90.3 Minneapolis (and Westend St. Paul) or 106.7, St. Paul. Stream us online atwww.KFAI.org (or click on the banner to your right). Podcasts will be up as soon as we can mount them following the show.


On August 2nd, another large group of candidates seeking that rare open judicial seat that, absent a governor’s appointment to fill the vacancy, will actually elect a new judge to succeed retiring Ramsey County District Court Judge Michael Monahan. We will hear from several of those candidates. Of the nine candidates appearing on the ballot, two will emerge as top vote-getters to move on to the November 2nd General Election.

The following week, August 9th - the day before the Primary, most of the candidates vying for two at-large seats on the Minneapolis School Board will be in the studio to answer some heavy questions about the future of that city's education system.

Last week, the candidates vying to represent the DFL in the race for Senate District 67 and House District 65A appeared  (Listen Here). Lack of mainstream media coverage leaves voters with little information from the horses' mouths about the qualifications and positions of those seeking to hold those offices. Appearances on radio and television, in particular, are almost nil. Except here, of course.

 


57:30 minutes (26.32 MB)

TruthToTell July 12 9AM: PRIMARY FOCUS 2010: Senate District 67

This week, TTT'S ANDY DRISCOLL looks in on Senate District 67, heavy with contenders because of Senator Mee Moua's rather sudden retirement on the last day of Session 2010. Nine DFLers are vying for the nomination August 10, a date which is itself discouraging for voters given Minnesota's penchant for enjoying their short summers, free of politics, except for the incessant commercials keeping attention on the governor's primary for the moment.

PRIMARY FOCUS 2010: Senate District 67 Candidates #1

On-air date: 
Mon, 07/12/2010

This week, we zero in on Senate District 67, heavy with contenders because of Senator Mee Moua's rather sudden retirement on the last day of Session 2010. Nine DFLers are vying for the nomination August 10, a date which is itself discouraging for voters given Minnesota's penchant for enjoying their short summers, free of politics, except for the incessant commercials keeping attention on the governor's primary for the moment.


57:40 minutes (26.4 MB)