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I am happy to bring you a conversation with Nelsie Yang, who is a candidate for City Council in Saint Paul’s Sixth Ward, which covers the large northern part of the East Side. Yang is a community organizer who is advocating for economic sustainability, affordable housing, and better public safety on the East Side. We sat down the other day at Caydence Coffee and Records on Payne Avenue to chat about her campaign, her background, and her vision for the neighborhood. I hope you enjoy the conversation, and don’t forget to vote on November 5th. This podcast is sponsored by the Saint Paul flag. Since 1932, the Saint Paul flag has been subtly symbolizing the great city of Saint Paul. With its distinctive primary colors and significant design, the Saint Paul flag means pretty good things when you stop and think about it. Get your Saint Paul flag today, available in two sizes and styles. https://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/podcast127nelsieyang.mp3
I’m happy to bring you a conversation with Chelsea DeArmond, one of the founders of Saint Paul’s 350.org chapter. 350 dot org is an international climate action group that is trying very hard to place climate change at the center of our cultural conversations, and catalyze change in how we use energy in the US. Founded by Bill McKibben back in 2007, the name is sadly a bit out of date at this point, as we’ve already hit 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. The founder of Saint Paul’s chapter is Chelsea DeArmond, a walking and biking advocate who is organizing climate actions from her home on the East Side. I sat down with Chelsea a few months ago to chat about the city’s new draft Climate Action and Resilience Plan, a document aimed at getting the city of Saint Paul in line with some of the changes that would be necessary to make a low-carbon city. It’s a document full of detailed and ambitious plans, but at least according to DeArmond, it could be even better. We had a great conversation about climate change, why it matters in the Twin Cities, and how we can finally begin to make some progress on reducing the use of fossil fuels in Minnesota. I hope you enjoy this critical chat. https://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/podcast126chelseadearmond.mp3 This podcast is sponsored by: Nate Pentz is a realtor with Pentz Homes at Keller Williams Classic Realty NW. You can start your own home search at pentzhomes.com and if you have any questions about the buying or selling process shoot him a message at nate@pentzhomes.com, or call 612.308.1122.
Proposed 800-stall parking ramp in the North Loop. I’m excited to bring you today a conversation with Nancy Gardner and Tom Mallon, who residents of downtown Minneapolis that organized an effort to successfully stop a large parking ramp from being constructed in their neighborhood. Nancy and Tom live near the Mississippi River on the northern part of downtown Minneapolis, located very close to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. When we recorded this chat, it was an auspicious moment: The week before, both Nancy and Tom had testified at a dramatic meeting of the Minneapolis Planning Commission where the plans for the parking ramp had been narrowly rejected. The day after we chatted, a Fed spokesperson announced that the plans for the ramp’s constructed had been cancelled. Anyway, it seems like a good time to share this chat with Nancy and Tom about why and how they organized to stop the 800-space parking ramp. At least for the time being, they consider their work to be a success. https://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/podcast125fedramp.mp3 This podcast is sponsored by: Nate Pentz is a realtor with Pentz Homes at Keller Williams Classic Realty NW. You can start your own home search at pentzhomes.com and if you have any questions about the buying or selling process shoot him a message at nate@pentzhomes.com, or call 612.308.1122.
Today I’m bringing you a conversation with Liz De La Torre, who is running for City Council in Saint Paul’s Ward 1. I sat down with Liz a while back at the Heritage Tea House on University Avenue to talk about her campaign, her background working as a advocate for victims of domestic violence, and why she decided to run for City Council in Saint Paul. We had a nice conversation about her background and experience, what her platform looks like, and what her approach toward outreach and equity. Finally, we discussed affordable housing, transit, and other transportation questions that are central to her campaign. This podcast is sponsored by the Saint Paul Flag. If you or someone you know is living in Saint Paul, go to this website and ask yourself if a Saint Paul flag is right for you. Enjoy!   https://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/podcast124delatorre.mp3  
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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Episode Count
80
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
26 minutes, 40 seconds
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