Television host/commentator Ahmed Tharwat (BelAhdan/StarTribune) and I recorded reactions from faith communities, politicians and regular folks to the August 5, 2017 terrorist explosion inside an office of Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, MN. Perspectives from an August 8 gathering of support at the Mosque, make up the major portion of the August/September edition of Democratic Visions. I’ve also included the full, articulate pronouncements of Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead and City Manager Jamie Verbrugge, who if noticed by major media at all, end up only as 5 second sound bites.
Our intent with this installment is to provide more stage time for voices that mainstream and social media seldom provide time before reacting to the next Tweet eruption.
Democratic Visions is a cable access, political issues series handcrafted by unpaid Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Bloomington and Edina volunteers through Southwest Community Television (SWTV) and Bloomington Community Access Television (BCAT).
Democratic Visions CableTV Schedule
Eden Prairie, Richfield, Minnetonka, Edina and Hopkins Comcast Channel 15 and and Centurylink Prism Channel 8111 Saturdays 2:00 p.m.. Sundays 9 p.m., Mondays 10 p.m., Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.,
Bloomington – BCAT Channel 16 — Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Fridays at 9:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Program is streamed during cable casts.
Minneapolis – MTN Channel 16 — Sundays at 8:30 p.m., Mondays 3:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Program is streamed at the MTN website during cablecasts.
Champlin, Anoka,Ramsey, Andover – QCTV Community Channel – Wed 10:30 a.m, Thurs 1:10 p.m., Fri 1:10 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m.