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Online Journalism (The Theater of Public Policy)

When: November 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Huge Theater, 3037 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

BOB COLLINS AND AARON RUPAR, WRITERS, MPR NEWS CUT BLOG & NEWS BLOGGER, CITY PAGES Two of Minnesota’s most influential bloggers will join The Theater of Public Policy to talk about journalism, aggregation, comment trolls, and their favorite, “13 Signs You’re From….”

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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

When: October 28, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – October 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Huge Theater

SARAH CATHERINE WALKER – FOUNDER, MINNESOTA SECOND CHANCE COALITION Judges, prosecutors, and even the United State Attorney General have been pushing for reform of Mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, which require certain penalties for crimes regardless of circumstance. Proponents of reform

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Medical Marijuana in Minnesota

When: October 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – October 14, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Huge Theater, 3037 South Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

HEATHER AZZI, POLITICAL DIRECTOR FOR MINNESOTANS FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE Medical Marijuana is currently legal in 20 states and the District of Colombia, but not in Minnesota. Some state lawmakers, as well as our guest, think it’s time for Minnesota to

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States Rights! Or… American Civil War 2.0?

When: October 7, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – October 7, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Huge Theater, 3037 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

DALE CARPENTER, AMERICAN LEGAL COMMENTATOR AND EARL R. LARSON PROFESSOR OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA What do guns, marijuana, and until recently, gay marriage all have in common? They are all issues where

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Frac Sand Mining: Could it Happen Here?

When: October 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple Street, Saint Paul, MN 55115, USA
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Minnesota’s Purple Caucus

When: October 25, 2013 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Minnesota’s Purple Caucus The Fifth Annual Celebration of John Brandl& His Uncommon Quest for Common Ground    Friday, Oct. 25, 20131:30-3 p.m.; Reception to followCowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis  RSVP by email to info@growthandjustice.org. Frustrated with

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Future of Transportation in Minnesota

When: October 30, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

The Future of Transportation of Minnesota The expansion of light rail in the Twin Cities is not the only transportation project in store for our great state. Charles Zelle, the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation, and the Chair of the Metropolitan

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Social Media and the New Campaign: Lessons from 2012

When: October 23, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Social Media and the New Campaign: Lessons from 2012 Jeff Blodgett, former Minnesota State Director of the Obama Campaign, discusses the importance of social media in politics, reflecting on President Obama’s social media strategy in the 2012 elections. Blodgett will

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Electing Women: Opportunities and Challenges

When: October 9, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Electing Women: Opportunities and Hurdles Professor Kathryn Pearson is joined by House Majority Leader Erin Murphy to discuss the election of women to legislative office.  This program will combine Professor Pearson’s discussion of the research on legislative elections and legislatures

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Sink or Swim: Ranked Choice Voting in the Minneapolis Mayoral Election

When: October 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Sink or Swim: Ranked Choice Voting in the Minneapolis Mayoral Election Rank choice voting is an inventive reform of elections that is being put to a high profile test the 2013 Minneapolis Mayoral race. Will it work as designed? When

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