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Live From Main Street: Getting Heard this Election Season

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Live From Main Street host Laura Flanders.

Live From Main Street host Laura Flanders.

Live from Main Street takes us to the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota where we explore what it takes to get heard this election year in the era of big media and diminished civil liberties. Hosted by popular journalist-radio personality Laura Flanders, produced by The Media Consortium and adapted for radio by Making Contact.

Event will feature:

Malkia Cyril, The Center for Media Justice director; Colleen Rowley, FBI Whistle Blower and 2006 Congressional Candidate; Joel Kramer, The Minneapolis Post founder; Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Monitor managing editor; Marlina Gonzalez, Unconvention and Intermedia Arts program director; Amalia Anderson, program director for the Main Street Project; Bruce Nestor, Minnesota National Lawyer’s Guild; Chuck Olsen, the Uptake; and more national and local leaders.

Live From Main Street is a tour of the U.S. in election year 2008, hosted by Grit TV’s Laura Flanders and produced by The Media Consortium and adapted for radio by National Radio Project.

Bonus Audio:

Want to hear the whole 90-minute Live from Main Street event? Listen here to the uncut program from Minneapolis, MN!

Part 1: Introducing Live from Main Street; Video clip: The Uptake with Chuck Olsen; (25 minutes) - Download/listen

Part 2: First panel including: Colleen Rowley, FBI Whistle Blower and 2006 Congressional Candidate; Marlina Gonzalez, Unconvention and Intermedia Arts program director; and more national and local leaders; Bruce Nestor, Minnesota National Lawyer’s Guild; Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!; (16 minutes) -Download/listen

Part 3: First panel continued; John Nichols, The Nation Magazine; Video from the American News Project: dogging Fox; (13 minutes)
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Part 4: Second panel: how is independent media looking at new challenges and giving voice to ordinary people. Including: Malkia Cyril, The Center for Media Justice director; Joel Kramer, The Minneapolis Post founder; Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Independent managing editor; Amalia Anderson, program director for the Main Street Project; (23 minutes) - Download/listen

Part 5: Q&A with panelists (11 minutes) - Download/listen

Live From Main Street Crew:
Host: Laura Flanders, Grit TV
Co-host: Al McFarlane, Insight News
Produced by: The Media Consortium
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Author: Kwan

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