Saturday, May 08, 2010

Northern Alliance Radio Network

The Northern Alliance Radio Network is back LIVE this morning at 11 AM. But without your genial co-hosts. Hinderaker and Ward are taking a rare and well deserved day off.

In a shameless appeal to Minnesota demography for ratings, as guests hosts we've called in guys with two of the most ethnically Swedish and German names we could find. Taking over for the day are two of my favorite Minnesota bloggers and all around good guys, Brad Carlson and Kevin Ecker.

According to Brad, show topics will include:
Amongst the myriad of topics on the docket is the Arizona Immigration bill. Kevin is perhaps the Twin Cities most prolific advocate for immigration reform, so I know he'll provide valued insights on said legislation.

We'll also cover the local political angle, including Minnesota's budget issues, threat of a local government shutdown, the MN Supreme Court usurping Governor Pawlenty's executive privilege of unallotment, etc. And given our status as a Vikings rubes, discussion of the stadium issue may also rear its ugly head.

In the Noon hour, we will be joined by local NBA expert Mike McCollow. However, we will not be breaking down the Timberwolves roster for the 2010-11 season for fear of a revolt from the regular NARN listeners. No, Mike will be in to promote the recently released novel of his long-time friend (and former Sports Illustrated columnist)
Steve Rushin. Steve will be in town May 20th & 21st signing copies of his newly released book Pint Man. Mike will also be in to discuss his own involvement withThe Patriot golf club out of Tulsa, OK., and what they're doing to support family members of our veterans who were wounded or killed in combat.

We'll also provide the weekly First Team staples "Loon of the Week" and "This Week in Gatekeeping."
Following as always at 1 PM, Mitch Berg and Ed Morrissey. And, don't forget at 9 AM, The King Banaian Show over at the Patriot's sister station, KYRC (Business 1570). Remember, The Northern Alliance Radio Network starts at 11AM Central, locally on AM1280 the Patriot. Streaming LIVE worldwide at the web site. You can join the conversation at 651-289-4488.

Don't you dare miss it!