Many folk mark points of time within a year by weather seasons. Me? I use sports
seasons as landmarks, so consider this my first Sunday radio show in the 2014 Minnesota Twins' regular season. Yes, The Closer
will be on the air from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Central Time.
It's a guest intensive show today, beginning with the first two segments of the program. At that time, Bruce Richardson, VP of Corporate Communications and External Affairs at PolyMet Mining
, will join me in studio. PolyMet is organization focused on environmentally responsible mining of cooper/nickel and precious metals, an issue which has been broached by many of the Minnesota political candidates this election year.
At 1:30, Miss Minneapolis 2014 Julia Schliesing
will check in for her weekly appearance. Given the shooting incident at Fort Hood military base, Julia will likely weigh in on the issue of firearms being banned on the base as well as the mental health issues endured by the shooter. As many of you may know, Julia has focused her platform
on helping those like herself overcome the stigma of depression and/or anxiety, which can sometimes lead to suicide.
In the 2:00 hour, I'll be joined by Jason Bradley and Andrew Richter of the organization Community Solutions MN
. CSM is a group of private citizens focusing on issues at the local (specifically municipal and county) levels of government.
Finally at 2:45, the absolutely delightful Angie Hasek will be on via phone. Fresh off being elected Chair of the MN College Republicans
, Angie will reflect on her win as well as share with us what we can expect in her tenure.
So please give me call at (651) 289-4488 if you'd like to discuss any of the topics I plan on addressing. You can also text comments/questions to (651) 243-0390.
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
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