Potential Topics for Podcasts

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Well, let’s not all rush to suggest topics for our upcoming shows…

We could get a progress report on the TIP Strategies Economic Development Plan. Maybe we could focus in on the concepts of building on existing assets and possible force for recruitment and retention efforts.

I’d love to know if there are any new developments on the Liquor Store or new rumors on the Post Office. Have they started tearing up a Cornfield for the new Library?

Speaking of the Library, the Friends could plug their Adults Only Spelling Bee and share the plight of Booker. It might be a little warmer and fuzzier than some of our topics.

It might be fun to have Betsey and Galen telling us why we should care about Rice County. It’s probably a topic that deserves a higher profile.

Hey, maybe Morgan and Cameron could call in and tell us about life after college. Maybe they’d have something to add to their previous comments on the E. D. Plan.

The YMCA would probably appreciate a chance to plug their costly dream. It would be really interesting if we could do a call-in question session for that topic.

RENew Northfield is bringing some national bike safety expert to Northfield on, I think, October 5th. It would be a follow up to a previous topic and a promotion of an important community opportunity.

How about Tom Waits calling in support of Tracy’s word choice?

Just trying to get something going here…


  1. Griff Wigley said:

    Here’s the link to the audio comment version of my remarks.

    For you heterotextuals:

    I like most all of these, Ross.

    I think it’s always good to have 5-10 minutes of the half-hour show for some fun stuff/community events. So yeah, the spelling bee would be cool, especially since Carleton is fielding a team.

    I REALLY like the idea of getting ahold of Cameron and Morgan for a post-graduation job/life update… and doing that periodically throughout the year. I bet the Carleton staff and students would get a kick out of that.

    So I say we kick off our season with those two.

    September 15, 2006
  2. Tracy Davis said:

    I didn’t see the Tom Waits interview quote:

    “I think what happens is that when people move to the sticks, they still want all their products and services, and they get out here and then gradually the place they thought was bucolic and serene starts looking like all the places that they left, because they brought with them all the things that made the place they used to live in look so…crappy.”

    September 17, 2006
  3. Rick Estenson said:

    i think you could get a good update on the EDA’s plans and recent meeting with landowners near the location of the new industrial park described by the TIP Report.
    i would also suggest you get a good update on the Dog Park and the success of their recent Bark in the Park that had about 300 people and 250 dogs in attendance recently.

    September 21, 2006
  4. Ross Currier said:

    Hey Rick:

    We’d love to have an update on the E D Plan, the prioritization of the Northwest Business Park, recent meetings with landowners, potential financing mechanisms and it’s relationship to downtown vitality.

    By the way, did TIP discuss the Dog Park in their analysis?


    September 21, 2006

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