Bill Sorem – Citizen Journalist

On December 22, 2010, in Democratic Visions, Media, Videos, by tommy

Bill was recently a guest on Democratic Visions. Here’s the story:

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

Celebrating MPP’s Two Years

On December 3, 2010, in Democratic Visions, by tommy

Jeff Strate just sent the following note and graphic to the readers and writers of MPP, via email!

“As Minnesota Progressive Project celebrates its second anniversary, the Democratic Visions team hails MPP’s service to progressive thought, comment and action. Many, many thanks.”

Well, thank YOU, Jeff!

IMNSHO, Democratic Visions has become the best locally-produced political television talk show in Minnesota – due to the power of dedicated volunteers and the progressive movement. Democratic Visions is a once-a-month program and a production of DFL Senate District 42 (Eden Prairie & MInnetonka). It’s filmed at Comcast’s Southwest Community Television studio in Eden Prairie.

Joe Bodell and I (MPP) and The Cucking Stool’s Steve Timmer are featured on the current edition of Democratic Visions. Producer Jeff Strate and the Dem Vis crew make us look great on large flat screen TVs. (disclaimer-I’m the deisgnated go-fer “an associate producer”). This edition will only be re-broadcast for another 3 or 4 times before the holidays begin. Check Democratic Visions out on cable TV at the following times and channels:

Comcast Channel 15 – Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and Eden Prairie Sundays at 9 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Bloomington Cable Channel 16 – on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

MTN Channel 17- Minneapolis Sundays at 7 p.m.

Democratic Visions can be seen 24/7 on its YouTube Cnannel at http://www.youtube.com/user/DemocraticVisions.

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

The October edition of Democratic Visions will be aired tonight at 5:30 on Comcast Channel 15 in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and Eden Prairie and again Sunday at 9 p.m. This Wednesday – Sunday roation will continue throughout the month.

The Bloomington Cable Channel 16 is today at 2:00 p.m., and then the rotation is on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. For Minneapolitans, the show airs on MTN Channel 17 on Sundays at 7 p.m.

The full show features former gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher and national TV legend/current AM 950 KTNF radio host Nancy Nelson.

Without further ado, here’s the sneak preview of me, the ol’ TwoPutter – let’s look!

(direct link to YouTube)

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

With the DFL State Convention in Duluth only a week away, I’d like to remind our gentle readers about“Democratic Visions” and some of the guest we’ve had on; many of which will be in Duluth. The program airs in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and Eden Prairie on Sundays at 9:00 pm and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on Channel 15; I’m the Assistant to the Ass’t Caddy Master, and Chief Range Ball Picker Executive Producer.

We’ve had many of the Gubernatorial Candidates on the show; from Steve Kelley to Tom Rukavina and RT Rybak and Matt Entenza and Mark Dayton and John Marty here and here and Paul Thissen. We’ve asked them all; for some, scheduling just never permitted.

For a preview of the next Democratic Visions – due to premier this Sunday – featuring Senator John Marty (again!), link here.

So as people consider who to support for Governor, especially the 45% (+/-) of Uncommitted Delegates, take a look at ALL of the candidates above. The quick link to Democratic Visions is here.

(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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As Senate District Conventions are over, and we head into Congressional District Conventions, followed by the DFL State Convention, I thought this would be a good opportunity to remind readers of the Cable Access TV program produced by volunteers in DFL SD-42, “Democratic Visions”. The program airs in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and Eden Prairie on Sundays at 9:00 pm and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on Channel 15; I’m the Assistant to the Ass’t Caddy Master, and Chief Range Ball Picker Executive Producer.

We’ve had some great guests on the show, from Minnetonka Council Member Amber Greves to Senator Al Franken (and, Franni, too!). A particularly riveting guest was State Public Defender John Stuart, discussing the challenges confronting Minnesota’s court system prompted by cuts to the number of public defenders; another segment honored the 10th anniversary of the death of state legislator Willard Munger, Minnesota’s “Mr. Environment.”

And we’ve had many of the Gubernatorial Candidates on the show; from Steve Kelley to Tom Rukavina and RT Rybak and Matt Entenza and Mark Dayton and John Marty here and here and Paul Thissen. We’ve asked them all; for some, scheduling just never permitted.

So as people consider who to support for Governor, especially the 45% (+/-) of Uncommitted Delegates, take a look at ALL of the candidates above. The quick link to Democratic Visions is here.

The new show starts tomorrow; it features State Auditor Rebecca Otto, Minnetonka City Council Member James Hiller, and yours truly, the ol’ TwoPutter. YouTubes of that new show are below the fold; let’s look!!!


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(cross posted from MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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TPT, On Your Radio Today!

On September 15, 2009, in Uncategorized, by tommy

I’ve been asked to Guest Host for Mike McIntee today from 5:00 to 6:00pm on AM-950 KTNF, The Voice Of Minnesota!

Mike put in yeoman’s work over the State Fair’s 12 day run and is taking a deserved break – I’m happy to fill-in for him. Since Mike’s passion is citizen journalism, and his show is called “Quick On The Uptake”, we’re bringing in-studio Jeff Strate, Producer for the DFL’s SD42 cable access TV program, “Democratic Visions” – an all volunteer run program. Below the fold are YouTubes of the Democratic Visions program currently running on Comcast Channel 15 in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and Eden Prairie on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 9 pm; present and past programs are available at the Democratic Visions’ YouTube Channel.

DFL State Rep. and Gubernatorial Candidate Paul Thissen will be calling in at 5:30 pm, and at 5:45 we’ll be joined by MnProgressiveProject’s Grace Kelley to talk more about citizen journalism.

The studio call-in number is 952-946-6205; we will be giving away one copy of Bill Prendergast’s exceptional comic book: False Witness! The Michele Bachmann Story (Part 1).

So, tune in the radio today to AM-950, or listen live on your computer, here.

And go beyond the fold; there’s three YouTubes you’re not going to want to miss!

AM950 Radio owner Janet Robert talks about the success of her progressive talk radio station in a format universe that had been dominated by right wing local and national radio talk programs. Blogger Tommy Johnson joins Ms. Robert to weigh in on talk readio and the new media.

State Public Defender John Stuart talks about the challenges confronting Minnesota’s court system prompted by cuts to the number of public defenders serving the poor.

This video memoriam honors the 10th anniversary of the death of state legislator Willard Munger, Minnesota’s “Mr. Environment.” The segment features scenes from a documentary-in-progress about Mr. Munger.

(originally published at MnProgressiveProject.com)

There’s a new episode of “Democratic Visions”, produced by DFL SD-42 in the southwest ‘burbs – you can tune in Comcast Channel 15 in Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield and Eden Prairie on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 9 pm. This new episode features Janet Robert of AM-950 radio (“The Voice Of Minnesota!”), State Public Defender John Stuart, and a segment honoring the 10th anniversary of the death of state legislator Willard Munger – Minnesota’s “Mr. Environment.” Or, you can just watch, below the fold – let’s look!

AM950: Minnesota’s Progressive Talkers

Minnesota’s Public Defender Crisis

Willard Munger Legacy

Link here for previous episodes, featuring guests such as:

Steve Kelley
Amber Greves
Mark Dayton
Maria Ruud
Ron Case
John Marty
Paul Thissen
Terri Bonoff
Ahmed Tharwat
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

“Democratic Visions” – watch it!

(originally published at MnProgressiveProject.com)

The July 2009 edition of Democratic Visions begins its month long run on Comcast Channel 16 tonight, Sunday July 12 at 9 pm in Eden Prairie, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina and Richfield. The program also can be seen on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

Each of July’s segments are also posted on our Democratic Visions YouTube Channel. The Al Franken segment is a shortened version of a video Jeff Strate produced last year but now includes exclusive footage of Al’s victory rally on July 1 in St. Paul. That footage was lensed by yours truly, the ol’ TwoPutter.

First up, below the fold, is the Steve Kelley segment, followed by Minnetonka Council Member Amber Greves’ segment, with Jeff’s Al Franken segment finishing out the show.

It’s a good show – so watch tonight if you can, or go get some popcorn and watch right now!

(crossposted from MnProgressiveProject)