Like a Bridge to Nowhere

October 12, 2018 at 9:18 am Leave a comment


Nadine Heinrich

We’re closing in on the big 2018 election, and for us, it’s been intriguing to speak to so many candidates that are running for local office. They have had great insight, and helped us all (I hope they’ve helped you anyways) to understand what issues our cities, counties, schools, soil and water conservation districts, and sheriffs face. Today, we talk to Nadine Heinrich, who is running for Ward 1 in Ramsey (city, not county). She has decided to rise to the challenge of running for city council after noticing that some things in her city didn’t add up. For example, they want to build a bridge over Highway 10 that would be paid for by a Safe Routes to School grant, and the bridge is nowhere near a school. How does that work? Nadine discusses these issues with us that so many of these medium-sized cities face. Sorry for the difference in sound quality on this one, but we weren’t in our studio. The conversation is still well worth a listen.

In the Local Lowdown, we discuss how certain city council candidates feel the need to declare their party in nonpartisan races. Like in Crystal, where one party has decided to be loud and proud about who is running on their ticket, and then the candidates run on a platform that sounds a lot like the list of items that has already been achieved or is being worked on by their opponents. It’s very curious, but they are counting on fealty to a party to win. It hasn’t seemed to work (outside of the big cities) yet, but hey, be our guest.

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We’ve launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast“! You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, or go out to the PodBabble Podcast Network!

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