Here’s a look at this weekend’s public policy shows…
We bring you the latest on the U of M/Met Council light rail agreement… we debate tax policy with Tea Party organizer Toni Backdahl and Growth and Justice head Dane Smith… and we provide a glimpse of tpt’s new arts magazine “Minnesota Original.”
WCCO’s Sunday Morning:
Democratic candidates R.T. Rybak and Margaret Anderson Kelliher (scheduled for different slots). Michael Henson, President MN Orchestra to talk about the expansion plans Nick Maslowski, Sunnyside Gardens to talk about Spring planting.
KSTP’s At Issue:
They didn’t get back to me.
Rob Hahn, Independence Party candidate for governor. Political panelists Phil Krinkie, Ember Reichgott Junge and Cathie Hartnett.
Discussions are gaining momentum on financing options for a new Viking Stadium. Julie Bartkey gets insight on a proposal by Sen. Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), Viking President of Gov’t Affairs Lester Bagley, and the GOP perspective by Sen. Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen). Sen. Steve Murphy (DFL-Red Wing) details his Ignition Interlock legislation, and how it could keep drunk drivers off the roads.
On the National Scene…
ABC’s “This Week” – Former President Bill Clinton.
CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
CNN’s “State of the Union” – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
“Fox News Sunday” – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Gen. Ray Odierno, top American commander in Iraq.