Policy and a Pint®

Policy and a Pint® is an event series co-sponsored by the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current that engages young people in important conversations about public policy in Minnesota and the United States.

Policy and a Pint: Moving Our Mental Health System Forward


Policy and a Pint - May 29, 2014

Policy and a Pint: Moving Our Mental Health System Forward asks what are the barriers to meeting the demand for mental health treatment and supports when parity, funding, and the needed workforce is in short supply? And what can we do about it?

Policy and a Pint®: Next Generation Leaders


Policy and a Pint

For Policy and a Pint: Next Generation Leaders, host Steve Seel is joined by young Minnesotans in public office for a lively discussion about why they decided to serve, what they have learned and why it is more important now than ever that young people step in to be the voices that will shape Minnesota's future.

Policy and a Pint®: Water, Water Everywhere, But...


Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: Water, Water Everywhere, But... asks, what is the state of water in the Twin Cities? Host Steve Seel is joined by guest panelists for a lively discussion about what each of us can do in our own community to improve the odds that clean, abundant fresh water will continue to buoy our quality of life.

Policy and a Pint®: Where's the Party?


Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: Using Technology to Solve Community Problems asks, what makes Minnesotans connect across an ever-growing virtual space? Host Steve Seel is joined by guest panelists for a lively discussion about tackling systemic challenges like homelessness and creating better public services through technology.

Policy and a Pint®: Using Technology to Solve Community Problems


Policy and a Pint: Using Technology to Solve Community Problems asks, what makes Minnesotans connect across an ever-growing virtual space? Host Steve Seel is joined by guest panelists for a lively discussion about tackling systemic challenges like homelessness and creating better public services through technology.

Policy and a Pint®: Authenticity and the Search for 'Real' in Politics


Policy and a Pint - May 29, 2014

Policy and a Pint: Authenticity and the Search for "Real" in Politics asks, what are the most important qualities in a presidential candidate? voters seem to be demanding that candidates are who they say they are, that they "level" with the American people. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have little in common, but they are both striking a chord with voters.

Policy and a Pint®: May the Workforce Be with You


Policy and a Pint: Uncivil Discourse

Policy and a Pint: May the Workforce Be with You asks, what makes a job attractive to a potential employee? Citizens League's Sean kershaw is joined by guest panelists for a lively discussion about attracting the workers Minnesota needs in the 21st century.

Policy and a Pint®: Bikes, Buses and Beyond


Policy and a Pint

At Policy and a Pint: Bikes, Buses and Beyond, looks at how our region is adapting to the changing needs and desires of residents in both urban and rural areas with regards to mass transit, ride share, biking culture and that mainstay of American transportation: the mighty car.

Policy and a Pint®: How are we taking care of Mom?


Policy and a Pint

As baby boomers reach retirement and beyond, younger generations will need to think about the care of their aging parents. Policy and a Pint: How are we taking care of Mom? looks at how the changing demographics are shaping how we think about aging in the 21st century.

Policy and a Pint®: Behind the Spin


Policy and a Pint

Do you ever wonder why politicians running for office do exactly what they do, say exactly what they say? Steve Seel hosted a Policy and a Pint conversation in September with a couple of actual, real-live political spin-doctors and our audience at the the Amsterdam Bar and Hall to get to the bottom of the spin inherent in political messaging.