money.power.land.solidarity. is a Minneapolis-based podcast about economic and urban development, local politics, race, class, wealth, and culture from a working-class leftist perspective. Our entry point was the Upper Harbor Terminal Development, a project slated for North Minneapolis' river front, and continues to be core to our conversations and interviews.
Season 2: Music, Housing, Police and the Upper Harbor Terminal w/ Koo Keem
We were honored to sit down with Northside artist and youth worker Koo Keem to reflect on the dynamics of real estate, gentrification, the music industry, housing policy and police power at play in the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment. We also talk through some of our experiences with the Minneapolis uprisings in the wake of the MPD lynching of George Floyd in light of Derek Chauvin posting bail the day this interview was conducted.
Follow Keem on socials at @keem_exm and stream his music.
We close with the song "City Pages" By Koo Keem ft G.P. Jacob off Keem's 2016 project "It'll All Be Worth It"
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Season 2: We Can House Every Single Person
The potential for building housing onsite has been one of the most hotly contested elements of the proposed Upper Harbor Terminal re-development. On today's episode we take an overview of the capitalist housing policies that have facilitated gentrification and housing insecurity and then sketch out a vision for socialist housing policies that we could employ to achieve housing justice.
Produced by the one and only Isaac Specktor
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*Unlocked* Back Porch Sesh: The Daily Copaganda
Thank you for helping us hit the milestone of 150 subscribers on Patreon! In celebration we are unlocking our recent Patreon exclusive episode breaking down the late September New York Times podcast and front page coverage of Minneapolis and the city council "pledge" to dismantle MPD.
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Gueros con Perros With The Alliance of Hornig Tenants
We are taking a short detour from Season 2's coverage of the Upper Harbor Terminal today to sprinkle in a bonus episode. We were honored to talk with two tenants and organizers with the Alliance of Hornig Tenants, a tenants union fighting for each other and housing justice. We talked about the issues that kick started their organizing, learn about the powerful landlord lobby and generally reflect on the growing tenant's movement. We will continue our housing justice focus next week as we continue Season 2.
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Season 2: Gentrification and The Real Estate State with Samuel Stein
Today we talk with Samuel Stein author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. Sam's book is a great analysis of the forces behind the global phenomenon of Gentrification and the relationship between the capitalist real estate market, urban planning and municipal governments. In our interview we talk through some of the key concepts in the book to help us better understand what is happening with housing in Minneapolis and how the "Real Estate State" shows up in the Upper Harbor Terminal development. We cant recommend Capital City highly enough for people looking to make sense of life in the city and thank Samuel for his generosity for coming on the show.
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Solidarity with the Spyhouse Union Ft. Sidejob Spence
Special guest Sidejob Spence joins us for a conversation on the exciting unionizing burst in Minneapolis this summer and how it can relate to the fight against gentrification. We attended the inspiring picket at the NE Minneapolis Spyhouse last saturday, which was a part of an unfair labor practice strike called by the Spyhouse union. Walking up the the picket we were reflecting on the role of "The Broadway" in the gentrification of NE MPLS and the possibilities for solidarity opened up by these brave workers, figured it might be cool to share some of those thoughts with our listeners Support the Spyhouse Union @spyhouseunion and the incredible work of UNITE HERE local 17.
Season 2 continues Monday with one of our best interviews to date
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The radical context and conversations we need
I learn so much from this podcast. The show’s commitment to radical analysis and giving context to things happening in Minneapolis is more important than ever. And in addition to smart interviews, we get things like the “poor people and beautiful things” episode that is nothing short of art - I cried in my car listening to the words & the audio guide me gently through feelings of struggle and longing. What a gift to the city and the the airwaves!
Some of the best Minneapolis has to offer.
Jake does his research and bring truth to the surface that has been hiding for generations. The production of this podcast is top notch and makes you want to listen to more. The combination of sounds, jakes voice, and story makes this a must listen for Minneapolis residents. Jake seems to always have his ear to the ground and brings current struggles to our attention. He does this with a big heart and ferocious spirit! He is open to hearing from all kinds of people and still holds true to his experience and passions. He is unabashedly for working class people and everyone that finds themselves on the under side of power and oppression. BIPOC people are not a term for him they are Neighbors and friends. Until all of us is equal and treated as such we will continue to need the kinds of hard and thought provoking conversations that Jake and the team bring us. So much love from the northside!
P.S. If your married to unrestricted capitalism Jake is a Socialist and brings a much needed cretic to capitalism. You don’t have to agree with his views to learn from them.
jake is constantly providing knowledge & ready to educate at any given moment! an excellent human being providing a LEGENDARY 5 STAR PODCAST!!! honored to be from the same streets as this home town hero. this podcast is our future! you won’t regret listening!!!!