In this week’s episode, Green Aberdeen leader Enno Limvere tells us about Green Aberdeen’s local environmental efforts, the Earth Day Fair his group is hosting Saturday, and the theology behind his environmentalism. Plus, co-host Spencer Dobson and I talk about fallout from the Clare Lopez anti-Islam show, backlash against South Dakota’s discriminatory adoption law, Speaker Mark Mickelson and the cost of vo-tech education, and our Congressional delegation’s aversion to town halls.
Below are resources for Episode #7. Listen, read, share… and if you like what you hear, send us some financial support through the Dakota Free Press Tip Jar!
Clare Lopez, Pole Dancers, and Who’s Objectifying Whom [00:30]
- Cory’s April 6 column comparing Clare Lopez’s propaganda to pole-dancing.
- Kathy Schaunaman’s April 18 letter to the editor.
San Francisco Doesn’t Like South Dakota [09:05]
- March 27 article on San Francisco’s ban on city workers traveling to discriminatory South Dakota.
Mickelson and Vo-Tech Tuition [14:40]
- Dakota Free Press post on Mickelson’s call for $9 million in additional state funding to bring South Dakota vo-tech tuition down to match Iowa’s.
Not Enough Town Halls [20:13]
- John Thune police station town hall in Aberdeen Tuesday, April 10
- Kristi Noem police station town hall in Watertown Saturday, March 18
- Mike Rounds talking to six people in Murdo Monday, April 9
- DFP interview with Chris Martian, who’s so disappointed with our Congressional delegation’s town halls and other lacking constituent communication that he’s decided to run for Congress.
Enno Limvere, Green Aberdeen, and the Earth Day Fair [28:10]
- Green Aberdeen Earth Day Fair Facebook event page
- Green Aberdeen website
- Target launched its in-store community recycling program to celebrate Earth Day in 2010.
- True! Organic waste creates far less methane if composted than if buried in a landfill!
Other Blog Fun
- Progressive Happy Hour, Friday, April 21, 5–7 p.m., at the Ward downtown Aberdeen!
- March for Science Aberdeen, Saturday, April 22, 1–2 p.m., Central Park, Aberdeen!