With Brian "Saint Paul" Ward and John "The Rocketman" Hinderaker out on assignment today, Derek Brigham and myself will be given the reins of The First Team broadcast of the Northern Alliance Radio Network.
With T-minus 17 days until Election Day, choosing show topics is the equivalent of shooting fish in the proverbial barrel.
In the 11:00 hour we will be joined in studio by local blogger Sheila Kihne. Sheila has rolled up her sleeves and performed the dirty work which the local mainstream media has been unwilling to do. That is, tell us about the real Mark Dayton, his somewhat bizarre past and how it could impact Minnesota's future. Check out Sheila's post from True North earlier this week.
In the Noon hour we will be joined by Ben Zierke, who is the Deputy Campaign Manager for Republican Congressional candidate Randy Demmer. Demmer is opposing incumbent Congressman Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. We'll put Walz's record under the microscope, including the fact that 97% of his votes are in line with that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
We've also got a doozy for the weekly feature "Loon of the Week."
The festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. Central, and you can keep up with the broadcast in a myriad of ways.
-1280 on your AM dial.
-Stream it online at the AM 1280 The Patriot web site.
-Check out the official Northern Alliance Radio Network page on Facebook. We'll also set up our own hash tag on Twitter (#narn1).
-You can also be a part of the program by giving us a call at 651-289-4488.
Ah, but the fun doesn't stop there, as Mitch Berg and Ed Morrissey immediately follow Derek and I at 1:00 for the Headliners edition of the NARN.
And for those who prefer constitutional talk to be about as subtle as a chainsaw, Bradlee Dean and Jake McMillan are on from 3-5 with Sons of Liberty.