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®: Next Generation Leaders


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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...


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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?


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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


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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


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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


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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?


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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


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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.

Policy and a Pint®: Unlearning Our Notions About Higher Education


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As students graduate and the school year comes to a close, it's worth asking: what if most of our assumptions about "higher education" are wrong? Our notions of who needs higher education, what types of skills are needed, and how this learning should be provided are becoming outdated. In the midst of this unprecedented change, are students truly being prepared for what Minnesota needs in the future?