We, the People
Joan Higinbotham hosts a half-hour program, We, the People, each month following LWVMpls' program calendar. Watch as she interviews experts on the subjects being studied each month. MTN Channel 16, Tuesdays 7:30 pm and Sundays 7 am.
Host Joan Higinbotham interviewed Steve Cramer, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council about development in the Downtown area, plans for the Nicollet Mall and Hennepin Ave, construction in Downtown East, and plans to double the number of people living in Downtown Mpls.
Joan Higinbotham interviewed guests Lori Sturdevant, author of "Her Honor", a biography of Rosalie Wahl, first woman justice of The Minnesota Supreme Court - and Debra Fitzgerald, Director of the Center on Women and Public Policy - Humphrey School - U of MN. The guests talked about the waves of feminism that brought Wahl to the court and today influences legislation that legislates equity for women in employment.
Host Joan Higinbotham and her guests Mindy Greiling, former state representative and Sherri Knuth, League of Women Voters lobbyist, talk about how a bill becomes a law - what influences legislators - constituents are important, and citizens can be effective lobbyists. Their years of experience made for an interesting and informative conversation.
Host Joan Higinbotham and guests Larry Lucio and Mark Haase discuss the racial disparities in arrests and sentencing in Minnesota's criminal justice system. Lucio is a former school principal and Mark Haase works with Council on Crime and Justice