Category Archives: Podcasts

Our LG podcast episodes; I think this should be a tag, not a category, but I left as-is for now

Podcast: Councilor Jon Denison

Griff Wigley, Jon Denison, Ross Currier, Our guest this week, Northfield City Councilor Jon Denison (4th Ward), fresh from a week with fellow Northfielders at the Blandin Community Leadership Program retreat

We focused on communications issues, natch, but also touched on the Northfield Safety Center. In November, Jon was the only councilor to vote against the plan to reuse the existing Safety Center location for new fire station and build a police station at a new location.

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Podcast: Steve Engler, VP of the EDA

Tracy Davis, Steve Engler, Ross Currier Our guest this week, Steve Engler, currently Vice President of the City of Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA).

The conversation primarily dealt with the recent debate on the EDA about the role of the Economic Development Director, Jody Gunderson.

I’ve turned off comments here. Continue the discussion on the blog post titled EDA struggles with its by-laws, process, effectiveness, election of officers.

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Podcast: Councilor Jim Pokorney

Tracy Davis, Ross Currier, Jim Pokorney, Northfield Ward 1 City Councilor Jim Pokorney was our guestJim Pokorney this week, talking about A) the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 13; and B) what else, City Council communications.

I neglected to take a photo of him so I’ve recycled one from a previous podcast, plus another of him in his St. Patrick’s Day hat and electric sweater.

Click play to listen. 40 minutes: You can also download the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe directly with iTunes. Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Mondays at 6:00 PM and Sundays at 10 AM on KYMN 1080 AM.

Podcast: Northfield Mayor Mary Rossing

img-2065We’re having Northfield Mayor Mary Rossing on our show today, live at 6 pm on KYMN 1080 AM. (The photo is from our January, 2009 podcast.)

Do you have questions for her that you’d like us to consider asking?  (Note the word consider, please.) If so, attach a comment here or use our Contact Us form.

Update: 2/2, 7:25 am: Ross wasn’t able to attend. And the live show went for a full hour. Yikes!

Click play to listen. 60 minutes:

You can also download the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe directly with iTunes. Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Mondays at 6:00 PM and Sundays at 10 AM on KYMN 1080 AM.

Podcast: The Triumvirate on the State of the City

The LG TriumvirateThe three of us reviewed the issues and themes emerging from our recent shows featuring three members of the Northfield City Council. And we tried to dissect the process deployed for the hotel market study that recently came to light.

Click play to listen. 30 minutes:

You can also download the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe directly with iTunes. Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Mondays at 6:00 PM and Sundays at 10 AM on KYMN 1080 AM.

Podcast: Northfield Third Ward Councilor Erica Zweifel

Tracy Davis, Erica Zweifel, Christoph, Ross Currier Our guest this week was Northfield Third Ward City Councilor Erica Zweifel (accompanied by her able executive assistant, Christoph). We discussed her reflections of her first year on the Council, especially in areas related to the Council 2009 goal to “implement effective methods of communication with citizen advisory groups and community.”

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Podcast: Northfield Second Ward City Councilor Betsey Buckheit

Tracy Davis, Betsey Buckheit, Ross CurrierOur guest this week was Northfield Second Ward City Councilor Betsey Buckheit. We discussed her reflections of her first year on the Council, which she wrote about on her blog last month in a post titled What I’ve learned so far.

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Podcast: At-Large Councilor Rhonda Pownell

Rhonda Pownell, Ross Currier, Tracy DavisOn our last podcast of 2009, we tried to decipher the Nfld News column by City of Northfield At-Large Councilor Rhonda Pownell titled Teamwork: Time to let go of fear, unforgiveness.  So this week, she came on our show to explain it herself.  From there, we broadened the discussion to include overall City Council performance for 2009 and anticipated new goals for 2010.

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