August 2018 Catalyst: Politics and Culture Archives

Richard Painter, U of MN Professor of Law and longtime ethics expert, focused on financial conflicts of interest in government and ethical challenges for corporations. Painter is challenging appointed Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) for the Democratic Farmer-Labor nomination.

Primary candidates for AUG. 14, 2018 elections in Minnesota. find your polling place by goggling SECRETARY OF STATE  MN: then, type in zip. Polls open from 7AM to 8PM.

How the arts builds and strengthens communities: Catalyst Arts emerging from the closing of Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis

Tribal lawyer FRANK BIBEAU discussed proposed Embridge Line 3 oil pipeline in northern MN that crosses into Native-American lands and threatens subsistence fishing,gathering and wild ricing (all of which are protected by treaty rights). Nibeau is with HONOR THE EARTH, the Indigenous environmental group founded by Indigenous rights & environmental activist WINONA LaDUKE (excerpt of speech by her included in the program).

KFAI broadcasts from the MN STATE FAIR! Hear from 2 of the community participants at the Education Building: MN COUNCIL ON DISABILITY and ECOLGY DEMOCRACY NETWORK.