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 : The Death of Environmentalism


The Current and The Citizens League opened the 2007 season of Policy and a Pint with Michael Shellenberger, co-author of "Break Through." With Ted Nordhaus, Shellenberger stirred up controversy a few years ago when with an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism."

Policy and a Pint: The Death of Environmentalism


Michael Shellenberger

The Current and The Citizens League opened the 2007 season of Policy and a Pint with Michael Shellenberger, co-author of "Break Through." With Ted Nordhaus, Shellenberger stirred up controversy a few years ago when with an essay called "The Death of Environmentalism."

Policy and a Pint: The Price of Gas


Policy and a Pint

How does the price at the pump get priced? Is it truly just a function of supply and demand or is it being manipulated along the way to wring out extra profits? Steve Seel was joined by Akshay Rao and David Strom to talk about how much we should be paying, where the money is going and whether affordable gas is a luxury or a necessity for the American economy.

Policy and a Pint: Comptroller General David Walker


Comptroller General David Walker

David Walker has made it his mission to warn Americans about the perils of the national debt for future generations. He talked with Steve Seel and an audience of Citizen's League members and listeners to The Current about moral values, how great civilizations self-destruct and what we need to do to make sure that America thrives in the next century and beyond.

Policy and a Pint: Health Care Handcuffs


Steve Parente and Chris Farrell

On March 7, 2007 89.3 The Current and The Citizens League host "Policy and a Pint: Health Care Handcuffs" at the Varsity Theater. Steve Seel hosted and the guests were MPR's chief economic reporter Chris Farrell and economist Steve Parente.

Policy and a Pint: Elections 101


Policy and a Pint

We all know that politics and money "go together." The conventional wisdom says that it takes money to get elected.. But does more money always mean a better chance of winning?

Policy and a Pint: Elections 101


Policy and a Pint

We all know that politics and money "go together." The conventional wisdom says that it takes money to get elected.. But does more money always mean a better chance of winning?

Policy and a Pint - The Future of Minnesota's Environment


Steve Seel discusses personal environment decisions with Larry Baker, Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center, Kristin Nelson, assistant professor for the Department of Forest Resources and Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and John Curry, campaign director for the Minnesota Campaign for Conservation.