Last Week in Mpls podcast #2

Target's red army.

Target’s red army.

Last Week in Mpls is a podcast is where two young-ish guys goof around about local news. It’s hosted by me, Scott Shaffer, and my friend Tom Johnson of Stubble Magazine.

This week we talked about the Green Line, layoffs at Target, the free-parking spat at 50th and France, and how hard it is to meet people in the Twin Cities. I quizzed Local Cool Person Erica Mauter about the WNBA, and Tom interviewed his friend Jake (who just returned from China) about Taco Bell. Local hip hop group Glow Mechanics provided music.

Use the Soundcloud player, or download the mp3 here.

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Scott Shaffer

About Scott Shaffer

Scott Shaffer works for a nonprofit community development corporation in Minneapolis. He has a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife live in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood with their daughter and two Siamese cats.

4 thoughts on “Last Week in Mpls podcast #2

  1. Moe

    I’m enjoying the show, but not the Soundcloud hosting since I can’t listen in my podcast app of choice. Kinda a pain.

    1. Erica M

      If you subscribe to the podcast, and if they’re gonna keep posting here, you can get it that way. It showed up in my stream there. Or maybe subscribe to this category feed?

  2. Erica M

    Hey, thanks for having me, guys! Now that you’ve pointed out the celestial theme in WNBA team names, well, cannot unsee. Last bit of trivia: The Miami Sol actually relocated to Connecticut to become the Sun.

    I love that you brought up Oakland County, Michigan and County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. There are so many forces at play there, but that relationship between counties, and between the city and the suburbs, and the actions and attitudes of Patterson himself are a big part of the problem. The city of Detroit did not do this to itself, by itself. As a native Detroiter, I cannot stand that guy. I’m gonna have to get a print copy of that, because now I want to read the whole thing.

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