Dig Deep

Segment on Morning Show

Our commentators - Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation about the State of Rural by telling us about their upbringing, political beginnings and why they choose to live in rural Minnesota. 

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Minnesota Brown's Aaron Brown and Strong Town's Chuck Marohn finish off our conversation on class today.   

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In this final installment they talk about class and how it affects urban vs. rural people and how class affected the Trump effect in the last presidential election.   Here are some of the books mentioned in this month's Dig Deep:

Once a month we gather together Minnesota Brown's Aaron Brown and Strong Town's Chuck Marohn.  They have lots in common including their choice to work and raise their families in their hometowns on the Iron Range and in Brainerd....but they come from different philosophical backgrounds - Aaron is liberal, Chuck is conservative. 

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Once a month we gather together Minnesota Brown's Aaron Brown and Strong Town's Chuck Marohn.  They have lots in common including their choice to work and raise their families in their hometowns on the Iron Range and in Brainerd....but they come from different philosophical backgrounds - Aaron is liberal, Chuck is conservative. 

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Listen to part 3 of our Dig Deep conversation on education with liberal commentator Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn.  Chuck has an idea for a new system for teachers.  Aaron IS a teacher and has some of his own ideas to offer. 

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Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn continue the conversation on education in this next episode. 

Most school districts in northern Minnesota find themselves in situations that involve their older buildings with failing infrastructure.  But where do the models for the future of schools come from?  How come most school districts have the same answer to their problems - leaving old buildings for larger, consolidated buildings on the edge of towns?  What COULD we do instead? 

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This month our Dig Deep topic is Education.  Many have suggested this topic, as school funding and consolidation has an effect on many in northern MN. 

Last week on Dig Deep we talked infrastructure.  In our final conversation we talked about the modern version of infrastructure Broadband.  Bernadine Joselyn was in the studios to elaborate on Chuck and Aaron's discussion. 

Aaron Brown has been a strong advocate for rural broadband.  Chuck?  Not quite as much.  Listen to this conversation and let us know what you think! 

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In our second Dig Deep conversation this week we talk transportation.  Conservative commentator Chuck Marohn posed this:  Are we trying to connect places or are we trying to build places?  He and liberal commentator Aaron Brown dig deep into roads and highways and what the costs are to our communities. 

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Infrastructure can mean a lot of things - roads, sewers, power, broadband.  This week we begin our Dig Deep series with liberal Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn.  We begin the conversation by talking about the history of infrastructure in our region.  When did the roads get paved?  When did sewers come in?  How was it paid for? 

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