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Streets.mn is dedicated to expanding the conversation about transportation, urban design, and public space issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.

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    • Society & Culture
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Streets.mn is dedicated to expanding the conversation about transportation, urban design, and public space issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.

    A Candid Conversation About Urban Canids

    A Candid Conversation About Urban Canids

    There is far more wildlife living in our cities than many humans realize. Meet a couple University of Minnesota researchers studying urban foxes and coyotes!

    Links
    Twin Cities Coyote and Fox Project (TCCFP) Urban Coyotes | Minnesota DNR Mapping habitat use and disease of urban carnivores Living With The Coyotes Among Us | Streets.mn
    Attributions
    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, on their website.

    This episode was produced by Stina Neel, edited by Parker Seaman aka Strongthany, hosted by Ian R Buck, and transcribed by Tom Fendt. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Many thanks to our guests James Forester and Geoff Miller.

    Transcript
    Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 46 min
    Teaching Delight Through Poetry

    Teaching Delight Through Poetry

    Once a year, the residents of Uptown are delighted by preschoolers walking around the neighborhood, handing out poems they wrote. Let's meet the teachers behind the tradition!
    Episode chapters 00:00 | Intro 03:00 | Teachers Julia & Claire 34:52 | The Parklet 41:08 | Poems 43:11 | Outro Attributions Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, on their website.
    This episode was produced by Stina Neel, hosted and edited by Ian R Buck, and transcribed by Tom Fendt. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.
    Many thanks to our guests on this episode Julia Klatt Singer and Claire Thometz; and to our poetry readers Tom Fendt, Sherry Johnson, Ian R Buck, Jeremy Winter, Melody Hoffmann, and Max Singer.
    Transcript Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 44 min
    Inside Bemidji's Plan To Attract Teleworkers

    Inside Bemidji's Plan To Attract Teleworkers

    Early in the pandemic, Bemidji offered to pay teleworkers to move there. Let's take a trip up north to find out how it went!
    Links 218 Relocate Similar program in Tulsa Paul Bunyan Communications Attributions Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, on their website.
    This episode was hosted and edited by Ian R Buck, and transcribed by Sherry Johnson. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.
    Many thanks to our guests on this episode: Dave Hengel, Rita Albrecht, Jordan Lutz, and especially the relocators Aaron Coburn, Val Kinnane & trailing spouse Scott.
    Transcript Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 56 min
    Statewide Conversations From The Bike/Walk Summit

    Statewide Conversations From The Bike/Walk Summit

    We took the opportunity at BikeMN's summit on capitol hill to chat with activists from across the state about cycling in their communities.
    Episode Chapters 00:00 | Intro 00:46 | Alice Tibbetts, Duluth 15:46 | Ben Scheidel, Mankato 33:04 | The Parklet 34:23 | Glen Kajewski and Andy Miller, Thief River Falls 52:21 | Outro Attributions Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, on their website.
    This episode was hosted and edited by Ian R Buck, and transcribed by Parker Seaman aka Strongthany. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.
    Transcript Find the transcript on our website.

    • 53 min
    How City Policy Gets Made With Kathy Lantry & Amy Brendmoen

    How City Policy Gets Made With Kathy Lantry & Amy Brendmoen

    Kathy Lantry and Amy Brendmoen collectively spent three decades on Saint Paul City Council, each serving as Council President for part of that time. We get their insider perspective about the process of how policy gets made and budgets set, how things changed as more women joined the council, and what they wish they had more time to accomplish.

    Attributions
    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet on their website.

    This episode was produced by Sherry Johnson, edited by Parker Seaman aka Strongthany, and hosted and transcribed by Ian R Buck. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Transcript
    Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 58 min
    Zoning Constraints And Mixed-Use Corridors: A Conversation With Spencer Miller-Johnson

    Zoning Constraints And Mixed-Use Corridors: A Conversation With Spencer Miller-Johnson

    Spencer Miller-Johnson, Senior City Planner for the City of St. Paul, joins Sherry for a lively conversation about zoning and land use. Spencer helps us unpack a city report on its East Grand Avenue Overlay Study. He also shares about the city’s planning philosophies, why he’s passionate about form-based codes, and what keeps him up at night. Hear about how you can help guide potential zoning changes during the study’s public comment period through March 29.

    Links
    EGAOD Study Report The Study’s Webpage, with Contact Information for Public Input Grand Avenue Special District Sign Plan 2021 Video Interview with Merritt Clapp-Smith about District 16’s 2005 Plan & the history of the EGAOD Further listening: nerding out with street engineers about potholes Further listening: other rezoning efforts in Saint Paul and Minneapolis
    Attributions
    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet on their website.

    This episode was produced and transcribed by Sherry Johnson, and was edited and hosted by Ian R Buck. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Transcript
    Find the episode transcript on our website.

    • 57 min

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