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Climate Change Challenge

by JeffStrate on March 8, 2017 · 0 comments

 

The March edition of Democratic Visions is concerned with climate change.  Dr. Eric Grimsrud, atmospheric chemist and Montana State University Professor Emeritus, shares his perspectives on the consequences of mankind’s slow response to the challenge of global warming and highlights two tools that might help, if it is not already too late,  1) the divestment of funds from the fossil fuel industry and 2) a carbon tax.   Grimsrud  exhibits the vinegary rake that comes with working at a small town newspaper, in this instance, The Zumbrota News Record.   During his high school years, Grimsrud, an atmospheric scientist to be, set type for his publisher editor Father.

Jon Spayde

Humorist Jon Spayde’s Professor of Negativity character and I spend the last moments of this half hour with our own considerations of global warming.   I am Bob to his Ray.

 

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slack(This is provided by Jeff Strate.)
 
The current edition of Democratic Visions considers the perspectives of elders who were civil rights and educational activists in Alabama in 1965 and Pastor Paul Slack, a new generation, North Minneapolis pastor who is actively engaged in today’s social justice challenges.
 
This year has marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma/Montgomery peace marches; the martyrdom of six civil rights activists, the Voting Rights Act and voter registration drives in the South. A nearly forgotten, but massive grass roots initiative to help under-funded, southeast Alabama school districts, which was operated by Tuskegee Institute, was also part of the mix. Democratic Visions attended a reunion in October at St. Olaf College of some of the project’s veterans including its coordinator Dr. Bert Phillips. In a separate segment, Pastor Paul Slack, pastor of New Creation Church and President of ISAIAH, a faith-based, state-wide alliance of churches working on social justice issues, shares his perspectives on the black experience in today’s America.
 

 
Democratic Visions is handmade by unpaid volunteers from Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins and Bloomington. Our program is not supported or endorsed by any political party, political action committee or special interest group.
 
CableTV Schedule
 
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.
 
Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Edina, Hopkins, Richfield, Comcast Channel 15 –
Sundays at 9 p.m., Mondays at 10:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 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.

 
Champlin, Anoka, Ramsey, Andover – QCTV Channel 15 — Fridays 8 a.m., Saturdays 6:00 a.m., 10,30 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
 
Seven years of programs and segments are archived on YouTube.
 

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Video: Why VOTE NO won for marriage

by JeffStrate on December 28, 2012 · 0 comments

Professor of Religion David Booth (St. Olaf College) provides perspective on the defeat of the proposed MN Constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as a legal relationship only between a woman and a man.

This 20 minute video is an extended version of Dr. Booth’s discussion on the current edition of Democratic Visions.  Dr. Booth originally commented on the failure of the proposed marriage amendment in the November 26th edition of MinnPost in an article entitled: “What happened here? Three observations about Minnesota’s marriage vote.”   I produce and edit Democratic Visions with the help of other volunteers through DFL Senate District 48.  

Here is the link –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…

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