Economy Talk: Richard Levins

My guest for this coming Wednesday’s installment of Economy Talk is Dr. Richard A. Levins, author, lecturer and Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.  We’ll take on the subject of what it  means for the next generation as our state and country retreats from investing in them and their future.  The […]

Economy Talk 12: Rep. Terry Morrow

Economy Talk 12 My guest for June 29th will be State Rep. Terry Morrow from St. Peter, MN.  Terry is in his 3rd term representing House District 23A and is a college professor at Gustavus Adolphus College.  He serves on the Higher Ed, Agriculture, and Transportation Committees; we’ll talk about the final days of negotiations […]

Economy Talk 11 with Rep. Rick Hansen

This Wednesday, June 22nd I interview Rep. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul.  Rick is in his 4th term and serves on the Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance, Capital Investment, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committees. Rick also served as an important member of the committee that over saw the Legacy funds. […]

Economy Talk 8: Taxes and business with Leota Goodney, CPA

Economy Talk this week focuses on business taxes with Leota Goodney. Leota Goodney, is a licensed as a CPA certified financial planner. She started her firm in 1981. Her interests are in tax law and elder care. In her work she helps individuals and small businesses understand and manage their financial affairs. She offers personalized […]

Economy talk 7: How has the downturn affected local business?

Join me May 18th at 6pm for a new installment and conversation about the economy with business owner Karl Vohs. Karl owns and manages a flooring business in Faribault.  As you might imagine the housing market slow down has been hard on his business, we talk about how he has adapted and what he thinks […]

Economy Talk 6: D. Arnie Arnesen

My friend Arnie Arnesen was in town to moderate several panels for the St. Olaf Economic Summit held April 15th this year. I asked if she could join me for a brief half hour interview.  This week’s show (May 11th, 6pm, KYMN Radio) is a recording of that conversation. Those of you who don’t know her here […]

Economy Talk 5: Building a Local Economy

This Wed. May 4, at 6pm listen to my conversation with Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin, Program Director, Rural Enterprise Center and founder of Hillside Farmers Cooperative. Regi launched the Rural Enterprise Center program of Main Street Project in 2006, but has a long history of successful transnational entrepreneurial leadership. He began working on economic development projects […]

Economy Talk 4: Do the Right Thing

“Do the right thing in the right way all the time”  Tor Dahl says he found this quote on the tallest statue of Buddha in China.  It has been a guide for him since and he says he recognized it as the sentiment that has shaped his life.  In my conversation with Tor Dahl he […]
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