I'll be back in the AM 1280 bunker today as the Northern Alliance Radio Network show The Closer will be on the air from 3:00 pm until 4:00 Central time.
Sure, there's been a fair share of political news this past week, a lot of which will be covered brilliantly by Mitch & Ed in the two hours preceding my show. As for me, I'm feeling rather apolitical, as my guests on today's program would indicate.
My pal Danielle Teal has graciously agreed to appear as a guest in the first half hour to talk about her latest charitable endeavors in the Rochester area. DT is a bona fide celebrity in the Roch area and has engaged in some of the more courageous (and at times bizarre) stunts, all in the name of worthwhile causes. In addition to her philanthropy (she received the 2010 United Way Presidents Award for Olmsted County in recognition of her volunteering and fundraising efforts amidst flooding last Summer), Danielle is an IT geek by day, stand-up comedienne by night, a great Mom 24/7 and I daresay very photogenic. But I hate to burst your bubbles, fellas. She's got a boyfriend.
In the final two segments, I'll be chatting with Timberwolves analyst (and great NBA mind) Mike McCollow regarding this past Thursday's draft. With the highest first round pick (second overall) in franchise history, the Wolves selected Arizona star Derrick Williams, so we'll discuss his prospects as an NBA star as well as Ricky Rubio (2009 first round pick) now being in the fold. We'll also opine on the club's coaching candidates for the upcoming season, provided there even is a season given the NBA's own labor strife.
You can listen live in the Twin Cities at AM 1280 on your radio dial. In and out of the Minneapolis-St Paul area, you can listen to the program on the internet by clicking this link.
And if you're so inclined, follow along on Twitter at #narn.
So tune in to the Northern Alliance Radio Network beginning at 1:00 CT, as Ed Morrissey and Mitch Berg kick it off with The Headliners.