Remembering my father: Hal Bly

Today my father’s birthday, (Nov. 30) would find him at 87 years old if he were still alive.  Unfortunately for me and for you too if you never met him, he died in 1968 at the age of 43.  It was a couple of weeks after Martin Luther King’s assassination and I remember we talked […]

Economy Talk with Rebekah Frumkin

This Wednesday my guest is Carleton College Senior, Rebekah Frumkin who has been active in the Occupy MN movement.  A movement echoing the concerns of Occupy Wall Street. We’ll talk about that and a play she wrote and produced called “Security” about the ENRON debaucle.  She describes being struck by a publication called, “ADBUSTERS” that […]

Economy Talk with Kris Jacobs and Kevin Ristau of JOBS NOW COALITION

Join me Nov. 9th at 6pm KYMN Radio 1080 AM for a conversation about the job situation in Minnesota with Kris Jacobs and Kevin Ristau of the Minnesota JOBS NOW Coalition. JOBS NOW Coalition is statewide research and policy coalition dedicated to promoting jobs that pay a family supporting wage—enough for a family to pay […]

Minnesota’s Energy Future

The other night I went up to see a forum on Minnesota’s Energy Future hosted by Think Again Minnesota.  The forum was Moderated by former Sen. John Doll who represented Bloomington and was Vice-Chair of the Senate Energy Committee.  The speakers were Ellen Anderson, Dean Abrahamson and Barbara Freese: Ellen Anderson – Chair, Public Utilities […]