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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot. KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
Troy Benjegerdes is one of them. He talked with KFAI’s Cynthia Montana, who asked him why he’s running

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
This month on the Morning Blend we’ll try to bring you a conversation with a different mayoral candidate every day.
We have more than enough. Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November.
Mark V. Anderson is a tax accountant and a CPA. He’s been in private practice for the past thirty years. He wants to simplify Government and he feels the city of Minneapolis needs to concentrate on basic services.
He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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This week MinneCulture begins its new regular broadcast schedule: once a week, each Wednesday evening from 7:30-8pm.

On Wednesday, September 11, producer Nancy Skalkos presents an audio documentary on Small Space Living.

Converting a school bus into a living space might sound crazy, but it’s not so far fetched. Small space living has spawned a plethora of websites, books and blogs, as eco-conscious and debt-averse consumers search for alternatives to oversized McMansions.

Nancy Skalkos examines downsizing the American Dream, and talks to Sarah Susanka, author of “The Not So Big House”; WeeHouse Architect Geoffrey Warner; University of Minnesota Housing Professor Becky Yust; and graduate student Hank Buttita, who is converting a school bus into a weekend retreat.

During the recent economic downturn, people in the construction industry suffered.  But now that there are some encouraging economic signs, major building projects have sprung up in Minneapolis and St. Paul.   In the midst of this new activity, the  Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Association of  Minority Contractors is looking forward with optimism and planning an annual charity makeover vent.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.  

This month on the Morning Blend we’ll try to bring you a conversation with a different mayoral candidate every day. 

We have more than enough.  Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November.  Listen to interviews with many of the candidates at our Mayoral Race page.  

Abdul “the Rock” Rahaman is one of them.  He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.   

 

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming  Fall.  

Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot.  KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed. 

Bob “Again” Carney Jr. has run for office many times in Minneapolis.  He talked with KFAI’s Rico Morales, who asked the candidate why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis. 

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The Minnesota Budget Project says even though Minnesota’s economy is improving, many workers are still struggling to climb out of the Great Recession.
The Budget Project is an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Non Profits.
Christina Wessel is the Deputy Director of the project and she talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh about the differences in the economy now and before the year 2008.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
This month on the Morning Blend we’ll bring you a conversation with a different mayoral candidate every day.
We have more than enough. Voters will see 35 names on the ballot in November.
Libertarian Candidate Christopher Clark came to KFAI to talk with host Mary Keating. She asked him why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot. KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
Stephanie Woodruff is an accountant and the only candidate in the race endorsed by a major party – the Independence Party of Minnesota. She talked about her candidacy with KFAI’s Dale Connelly.

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You wouldn’t know it to look at him, but there’s a college professor in the Twin Cities who has a documented history of hanging out with some of the toughest characters in the city of London.
Dr. James Densley’s book How Gangs Work is based on his two years working inside London gangs. He’s an Assistant Professor of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University.
When he spoke recently with KFAI’s Kirk Mattson, Densley explained what he did to gain the gangs’ trust.

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