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Here’s a look at this weekend’s public policy shows. GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann gets a national speaking slot on Face the Nation.

TPT’s Almanac:

Tonight on Almanac Duluth Mayor Don Ness talks up his city’s bid to get ultra-high-speed broadband… St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman responds to the KSTP-TV investigation of his Public Works Department… Dick Day debates racinos with a rep from the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association… and Mary Lahammer sits down with Jesse Ventura who tells her that paranoia can be a good thing.

KSTP’s At Issue:

They didn’t get back to me. Political analysts Sarah Janacek, Carhie Hartnett and David Strom.

WCCO’s Sunday Morning:

DFL Sen. Al Franken

Capitol Report:

An alternative way to prepare potential teachers is detailed in committee, and on this weeks program. Julie Bartkey sits down with Senate author Terri Bonoff (DFL-Minnetonka) to discuss the initiative. Tom Dooher, Pres. of Education Minnesota, details why the union he heads up opposes the bill, and offers his reform ideas. Sen. Gen Olson (R-Minnetrista) gives her perspective as a former school teacher on education reform. Finally, Sen. Jim Vickerman (DFL-Tracy) discusses his idea to use a scratch off lottery game to fund Veterans programs.

On the National Scene…

ABC’s “This Week” – White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – White House senior adviser David Axelrod; Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.

“Fox News Sunday” – Debate between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio.

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