This lively hour features guests and issues of interest to Rochester, MN residents with monthly visits by Mayor Kim Norton, Olmsted County Sheriff Torgerson, and a rotating panel of other local experts. Conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom is a regular and helps Andy dissect the issues of the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
MnDOT Launching New Alert System
Mike Dougherty with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT Mike) explains a new alert system developed by MnDOT to send out localized alerts similar to AMBER alerts in cases where crashes or other incidents result in extreme traffic disruptions.
Minnesota Federation of Teachers Faces Backlash
Tom and Andy discuss the criticism faced by the teacher's union over a resolution concerning the war against Hamas and the Rochester School District School closing plans.
Rochester School Closing Proposal and a Minnesotan's Presidential Campaign
Among other things, Tom and Andy talk about the Rochester School District's proposal to close several schools and Democrat Dean Philips ongoing primary challenge to President Biden.
3 Rochester Schools Could be Closed
Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Kent Pekel discusses his recommendation to close three schools, eliminate district-wide transportation for option or choice schools and revamp school attendance area.
Expanded Free Parking in Downtown Rochester For The Holidays
Rochester City Councilmember Shaun Palmer talks about the move to bolster downtown businesses and new rules for engaging the City Council during meetings.
New Movies About Priscilla Presley & Leonard Bernstein
Chris Miksanek, the Med City Movie Guy, reviews both new films, along with a new documentary about Albert Brooks, and offers up some great suggestions for Thanksgiving-themed movies.