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? Is it just about advertising? And is this how we really want things to be, anyway?
Our guests were Judy Blaseg (Principal, Blaseg/Hansen), Jeff Blodgett (Executive Director of Wellstone Action), and Bob Collins (Senior Editor of Minnesota Public Radio).
- 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.
- Policy and a Pint - Getting Ahead The Current and the Citizens League presented author Tamara Draut and MPR's own Chris Farrell in a discussion about Draught's new book "Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-somethings Can't Get Ahead."
- Policy and a Pint - Community and Catastrophe The Current presented another Policy and a Pint on October 24, 2005 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, along with partners for the event, The Citizens League and The Onion. The topic was "Community and Catastrophe: Building the Best While Preparing for the Worst" and the guests were Greater Twin Cities United Way President and CEO Lauren Segal and Dan Johnson, Executive Director of Homeland Security for Minnesota.