Be sure to tune in today to the Northern Alliance Radio Network on AM 1280 The Patriot. From 11:00 until 1:00, my friend and colleague Kevin Ecker and myself will be filling in for regular hosts Brian Ward and John Hinderaker.
Amongst the myriad of topics on the docket is the Arizona Immigration bill. Kevin is perhaps the Twin Cities most prolific advocate for immigration reform, so I know he'll provide valued insights on said legislation.
We'll also cover the local political angle, including Minnesota's budget issues, threat of a local government shutdown, the MN Supreme Court usurping Governor Pawlenty's executive privilege of unallotment, etc. And given our status as a Vikings rubes, discussion of the stadium issue may also rear its ugly head.
In the Noon hour, we will be joined by local NBA expert Mike McCollow. However, we will not be breaking down the Timberwolves roster for the 2010-11 season for fear of a revolt from the regular NARN listeners. No, Mike will be in to promote the recently released novel of his long-time friend (and former Sports Illustrated columnist) Steve Rushin. Steve will be in town May 20th & 21st signing copies of his newly released book The Pint Man. Mike will also be in to discuss his own involvement with The Patriot golf club out of Tulsa, OK., and what they're doing to support family members of our veterans who were wounded or killed in combat.
We'll also provide the weekly First Team staples "Loon of the Week" and "This Week in Gatekeeping."
So be sure to tune in via AM 1280 on your radio dial or stream it on the web (audio link). And if any of these topics interest you at all, we have 20th century technolgy called a telephone! Studio line is (651) 289-4488.