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2/15/14 - Saturday Night: Stepping Up to the Plate

February 16, 2014
It has been a few weeks since Esme and Dave Schultz got together to chat Politics on a Saturday night. They take this hour to discuss the apparent early frontrunners to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken in November. Plus, what will be the big headlines nationally as we continue through 2014?
4/19/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Seeking Approval
April 20, 2014
Dave Schultz looks deeper into a recent poll that registered the approval ratings of some prominent politicians.
4/19/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Reading is Financially Sound
April 20, 2014
A high literacy rate has been long thought to be essential to be a first-world country. The founder of one educational institute tells us why.
4/19/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: ADD-ing Up the Positives
April 20, 2014
For all the negative things you've heard about ADD & ADHD, some actually use it as a positive. Dr. Kevin Ross Emery explains how.
4/19/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Our Collective Green Thumb
April 20, 2014
Despite the recent snow, it's time to get your community gardens ready for the season. Gerry Foley of the Dowling community garden explains.
4/19/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Legal Ramifications
April 20, 2014
Attorney Joe Tamburino looks at legal cases from a local (Byron Smith) and a global (Oscar Pistorius) perspective.
4/12/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Taking (A Little More) Shape
April 13, 2014
Political science & law professor Dave Schultz takes a few minutes to update some the big state races in 2014.
4/12/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Finding Financial Help
April 13, 2014
Where should you look when it comes to financial aid for your college-bound kids? College Planning Univ. founder Mick Endersbe offers some advice.
4/12/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Outdoor Survival
April 13, 2014
Rod Johnson, founder & owner of Midwest Mountaineering, talks about the missing MN father and son last seen adventuring in Colorado.
4/12/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: A Novel Concept
April 13, 2014
Local author Julie Kramer is offering the latest in her Riley Spartz novel series. She joins the show to discuss "Delivering Death."
4/12/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: A Raucous Celebration
April 13, 2014
U of M student body president Mike Schmit comes on the show to explain what happened during Thursday night's riots in Dinkytown.
4/12/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Trying Not to Bull-Rush
April 13, 2014
MN State Rep. Jim Davnie tells us what steps are next now that the Governor has signed the Anti-Bullying Bill into law.
3/29/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: A State of Proclamation
March 30, 2014
So much to discuss in State Politics. Dave Schultz is back to talk about Gov. Dayton's odd week, a promise fulfilled, and more.
3/29/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Seeking Justice for Those Wronged
March 30, 2014
The Innocence Project has been gaining attention the last few years. But how does it operate? Lori St. John, of the Rutgers School of Law chapter, explains.
3/29/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Getting Ahead of the Curve
March 30, 2014
Center for School Change executive director Joe Nathan explains how high school juniors & seniors can take college classes for free.
3/29/14 Saturday Night with Esme Murphy: Slow Recovery Back to Flight
March 30, 2014
U of M Raptor Center clinical manager Lori Arent tells us how the facility is helping a snowy owl recover from a January accident with a D.C. bus.
Saturday Night with Esme Murphy
March 11, 2014
interviews with David Chen and Susan Alpert
Saturday Night with Esme Murphy
March 11, 2014
interview with Dr. Alan Arroyo
3/1/14 - Saturday Night: Far and Near
March 2, 2014
The eyes of the world are focused on the turmoil currently going on in Ukraine. So, what could this mean for U.S. foreign relations? Dave Schultz explains the possible political ramifications. Plus, he discusses the state's budget surplus and what will happen at the State Capitol this legislative session.
3/1/14 - Saturday Night: Selling on Sunday?
March 2, 2014
One of the issues that the State Legislature plan to take up this year will be the status of the Blue Laws. If they are lifted, liquor stores across the state will be able to open up and sell on Sundays. MN Beer Activists blogger Andrew Schmidt tells us why this should happen.
3/1/14 - Saturday Night: Flip of the Bitcoin
March 2, 2014
After a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange filed for bankruptcy this week, the digital currency lost a little "bit" of steam. But what exactly is this piece of peer-to-peer technology? Financial writer Chriss Street tells us about it and the future it holds for us.
3/1/14 - Saturday Night: Crisis in Ukraine
March 2, 2014
Russia has officially inserted its authority into the Ukranian uprising. Will their presence only escalate this already anxious situation? Hamline University professor of Russian history John Mazis offers his expertise on the situation and the region as a whole.
2/15/14 - Saturday Night: Stepping Up to the Plate
February 16, 2014
It has been a few weeks since Esme and Dave Schultz got together to chat Politics on a Saturday night. They take this hour to discuss the apparent early frontrunners to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken in November. Plus, what will be the big headlines nationally as we continue through 2014?
2/15/14 - Saturday Night: The Power of Words
February 16, 2014
Recently, Tracy Morris found herself at a Nordstrom's store when she ran across a pillow with the saying "To Hell with Beauty Sleep, I Want Skinny Sleep." That prompted her to write to the company with a request to remove the pillow from their shelves. Find out why the Sellabit Mum website blogger did this, as well as the company's respon
2/15/14 - Saturday Night: Slimmed Down or Wasted Away?
February 16, 2014
Rachel Frederickson is the latest winner of the reality competition show "The Biggest Loser." But she's sparked controversy by HOW much body mass she lost. As we continue through Eating Disorder Awareness month, Dr. Jillian Lampert (senior director of The Emily Program) tells us what signs to look out for when it comes to losing too much weigh
2/15/14 - Saturday Night: The Bees' Knees
February 16, 2014
The bee population continues to stay on the decline, and that means a negative impact on our environment. So, how can we start to save our "buzz-worthy" friends? U of M associate professor of entomology Vera Krischik and beekeeper Kristy Allen provide some answers.